Poland, playing in red, defeated Austria in one of three preliminary round matches on day two of the men's European Handball Championship ©Getty Images

Iceland, Germany and Poland triumphed on the second day of preliminary round action at the men’s European Handball Championship.

After a busy day yesterday featuring nine matches, today was a quieter affair, with three more matches completed, and all teams now having played once in the tournament, which is being co-hosted by Hungary and Slovakia.

The opening match of the day came in Group D and saw 2016 European champions Germany overturn an interval deficit to beat Belarus in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Belarus led at the break 18-17 after Germany had earlier changed their goalkeeper, bringing in Andreas Wolff in the 11th minute.

Germany turned things around early in the second period with a run of six scored and one conceded, and eventually triumphed 33-29.

Player of the match Kai Häfner and Marcel Schiller finished as joint top scorers for Germany with eight goals apiece.

Elsewhere in Group D, Poland defeated Austria 36-31 in Bratislava, with Arkadiusz Moryto top scoring for the Poles with nine goals.

Despite the defeat, there was a notable milestone for Austria’s Fabian Posch, who netted his 200th goal for his country in the match.

The day’s other fixture came in Group B, with Iceland defeating Portugal 28-24, thanks to a solid display in Budapest, Hungary.

Iceland pulled away from their opponents after a tight opening third to the match, with Sigvaldi Bjørn Gudjonsson named player of the match after scoring five goals for the victors.

Eight more preliminary round matches are scheduled tomorrow, including holders Spain against Sweden, current men’s world champions Denmark facing Slovenia and current men’s Olympic champions France taking on Ukraine.