Handball players standing shoulder to shoulder standing on a handball court

Portugal win their fourth Virtus European Championship title in Handball

The Portuguese won the men’s II1 Handball final match today against Poland by 26-23. The Portuguese stayed undefeated for the fourth time in the past nine years.

At the Virtus European Summer Games 2022 in Cracow Poland, both teams kept their defence high in the first half, giving very few opportunities for the opponent to score. By the end of the first half, the Portuguese team was leading 11-10.

But in the second half, the Portuguese stepped up the attacking whilst keeping a strong defence.

“We played against a strong team today but I am very happy that the team worked together and we won the title” said the team coach, Antonio Pereira.

The host team repeatedly tried to make a comeback and pulled the score to 20-25 in the 55th minute of the match. However, they could not stand against the aggressive Portuguese team and lost the match by 26-23.

Best Goalkeeper award- Miguel Meireles (Por)

Top goal scorer award- Kamil Bak (Pol)

Best player- Fabio Moleiro (Por)