Saturday, January 28, 2023

21-20: Trops Málaga beat Ángel Ximénez de la Asobal

Trops Málaga returned to the track this Tuesdayafter more than a month without competing, due to the break for Christmas and the Handball World Cup, and they did it with flying colours, after beating Ángel Ximénez Puente Genil 21-20.

Although the result was the least of it, since both teams were looking for minutes for all their troops in order to prepare their respective league commitmentsthere was an entertaining and quality match, in which the elite team, Ángel Ximénez, was unable to impose his hegemony, since he ran into an ambitious Trops Málaga opposite who showed details that invite optimism.

The first part had a clear dominator, Trops Málaga, who from the first moment took the reins of the game. The team from Malaga ran and came out very well on the counterattack, taking advantage of the mistakes made by Ángel Ximénez, and this dynamic game was paying off to the point that he reached the end of the first period winning 13-7.

On the other hand, the second part started very differently, with Ángel Ximénez more plugged in and with the two teams on the track with the less common players. The visiting team, who wanted to make amends for their bad first half, He overturned the lead of six of the Malaga players in just ten minutes (14-13).

Equality had come to stay until the end, so either of the two teams could take the cat to the waterAlthough, to tell the truth, the Costa del Sol, who no longer had the freshness in attack of the first 30 minutes, had a trick: the Trops youth goalkeeper, Álvaro Pérez, who was emerging as one of the protagonists of the duel, with merit saves that were celebrated with applause from the Malaga fans.

In tables (19-19) the 25th minute was reached. Maximum tension on the Los Olivos school court. But, after the effort made throughout the match by the Trops against a team of a higher category and, after winning a good part of the match, lhe people from Malaga deserved their reward, as was the case in the final moments, after justly achieving victory (21-20) and give yourself a moral boost before this Saturday’s league match at the Alarcos Ciudad Real stadium.

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