The Polish women’s handball team mounted a stunning comeback against Argentina, winning 26-25 after trailing by five goals. This thrilling victory in a friendly match in Elbląg is a crucial part of their World Championships preparation.
The contrast with their previous encounter just two days earlier couldn’t have been sharper. Poland had dominated that match, winning 34-26 with a comfortable lead from the start. However, on Saturday, it seemed that Argentina was set on avenging their earlier loss.
The game didn’t start well for Poland, as they found themselves trailing right from the beginning. Argentina quickly established a lead, which they further extended. The Polish team faced challenges on both ends of the court, struggling with the agility of the Argentinian players in defence and finding it difficult to breach their strong defence. By halftime, Poland had managed to reduce the gap from six goals to four, but the mood was sombre.
However, in the final moments, the Polish team displayed remarkable resolve. They turned the tide, coming within one goal by the 52nd minute and ultimately winning 26-25, despite being a player down.
Poland’s stunning comeback bolsters its confidence as the team prepares for the World Championships.
Poland – Argentina 26:25 (11:15)