Denmark, Russia to meet in European Mixed Team Badminton Championships final

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Carsten Mogensen (red shirt, left) and Mathias Boe of Denmark play against Mark Lamsfuss and Josche Zurwonne of Germany in European Mixed Team Badminton Championships semi-final.

Lubin: Defending champions Denmark will try to win their 16th European Mixed Team Badminton Championships title against Russia on Sunday.Carsten Mogensen (red shirt, left) and Mathias Boe of Denmark play against Mark Lamsfuss and Josche Zurwonne of Germany in European Mixed Team Badminton Championships semi-final.

Playing against Germany in the semi-finals on Saturday, Denmark’s campaign got off to a bright start when Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen beat Germany’s Isabel Herttrich and Mark Lamsfuss 21-12, 21-17 in the mixed doubles match.

Denmark and Germany were levelled with a point each after Denmark’s World No. 3 men’s singles player Viktor Axelsen was struggling and was beaten by Germany’s Fabian Roth 18-21, 21-10, 18-21.

On the other hand, Denmark’s World No. 23 women’s singles player Line Kjaersfeldt has left her recent poor form behind, came from a set down to see off Fabienne Deprez 14-21, 21-11, 21-7 to put Denmark ahead with 2-1.

Denmark’s World No. 2 men’s doubles player Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen showed their class once again to get past Mark Lamsfuss and Josche Zurwonne 21-17, 21-13 to seal the victory for Denmark.

Denmark will face Russia in Sunday’s final after Russia upset England 3-1 in other semi-final tie.

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