Montenegro chooses the two points at the ‘Balkan classic’ after beating Serbia 2728 and renewed their opportunities to clinch the past semi final spot in main round group I in Nantes. Serbia, on the other hand, have lost the opportunity to specify the past berth on a face to confront France tomorrow.
It turned out to be a hectic match from start to end. Since these led 1-3 the trained by Per Johansson found themselves beforehand. Goals by Tatjana Brnovic Majda Mehmedovic and Jovanka Radicevic maintained them beforehand but the side played patient and long strikes to tie the score and go ahead at the 26th minute.
However in 18 minutes, after rescuing a shot, Katarina Tomasevic stood up to conserve the rebound and at a misfortunate and awkward movement, her right knee bent as she fell to the floor in pain; she was carried by teammates outside the courtroom and would not go back for the remaining part of the match. It looked like a knee injury for its Dunaújvárosi Kohász KA keeper, although a formal statement is yet to be issued. At the end of this first half, Serbia led 15-12.
The second stage saw a determined Montenegrin team trying to come back, and finally attaining it. A lob from Radicevic established the attraction. From then on, the match became an exchange of Montenegro and intentions took the lead for the first time since the 13th minute of the first half since Jovanka Radicevic felt on the second for its 2324. Jelena Radojevic tied with a shot from the left wing for Serbia, but 21-year-old Djurdjina Jaukovic put Montenegro ahead back with a thunderous shot that was 9-meter. Majda Mehmedovic extended the difference between two 6 minutes left to be played (24-26) and from then on, it would be an up hill for Serbia.
Having a second left to play, Katarina Krpez-Zlezak, who was high scorer of the match together with 12 goals (of 13 efforts ), set the 2728 and Montenegro had the last attack in his handson. A rescue from Colic gave Serbia you last opportunity to strike and leave the court a draw, but a chunk handled ended up at a turnover 3 seconds until the final buzzer.
With her 12 goals, Krpez-Zlezak stays the top scorer of the tournament with an overall total of 4-5 games. Buducnost’s centre back was named player of the match.
Montenegro’s match will be against Denmark, who have lost their first two games of the round. Even the opportunities for its trained by Swedish Johansson, taking into account they must win against the Scandinavians will depend, ironically, on a triumph of her neighbours against France because the host state are next behind Russia together with 5 points.
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