Gensheimer secures Germany’s early EHF EURO ticket

QUALIFIERS REVIEW 1: Thanks to 10 goals from their left wing in a hard-earned victory against Poland, the EHF EURO 2016 champions are the first of 20 teams to qualify for the final tournament

Uwe Gensheimer became the third top scorer in the history of the German national team in the round 4 clash. Photo: Sascha Klahn

Four days after the convincing 26:18 away victory in Poland, Germany had far more trouble taking their fourth victory in their fourth EHF EURO 2020 qualifier. Thanks to the 29:24 result, Germany are the first to book the ticket to the final tournament in Norway, Sweden and Austria.

Germany vs Poland 29:24 (16:16)

10 goals from Uwe Gensheimer and 13 saves from goalkeeper Silvio Heinevetter paved Germany’s way to the EHF EURO 2020. Despite a great fight, Poland remain on two points after their third straight defeat.

Taking his overall career tally to 828 international goals, Gensheimer became the third all-time top scorer in the German men’s national team behind Frank-Michael Wahl and Christian Schwarzer.

Poland were the stronger team before the break, thanks to the saves of Mateusz Kornecki. After the 4:7 deficit, Germany improved, turned the tide and seemed to be through at 24:19. But Poland reduced the gap goal by goal and came close again at 23:25, before two Steffen Weinhold goals sealed the deal.



written by Björn Pazen / cg