The Brazilian men’s handball team beat Chile 30-28, in Viña del Mar, this Wednesday (01) and achieved first place in group A of the Pan 2023. With the victory over the home team, the team The Brazilian team finished the group stage with 100% success, with 3 wins in 3 games, leaving the Chileans in second place. The Brazilians will face the United States, in the handball semi-final, this Friday (03). On the other side of the bracket, Chile will face Argentina.
Brazil dominated the home team at the start of the match and took a 10-5 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game. However, the Chileans balanced the match, reducing the difference to 11-9. The goals kept coming, but the Brazilian team continued to lead until the break, winning 15-12.
Back in the second half, Chile tried to maintain the pace, but Brazil maintained a comfortable advantage of between three and five goals until the 20th minute. However, with the support of the fans, the Chileans cut the lead to two goals with less than two minutes remaining. But in the move that would leave the match at one point, the Chileans finished over the goal. As a result, Brazil took the opportunity to finish the match 30-28. Chilean Erwin Feuchtmann was the match’s top scorer with 11 goals. For Brazil, Haniel and Jean Pierre scored six goals.
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In search of gold at Pan 2023, the Brazilian team will face the United States in the semifinals. On the other side, Chileans and Argentines face each other in search of the final. The two matches take place this Friday (03), in Viña del Mar.