Kobenhavn Ending Metz’s winning run
Metz had won five previous games in the primary round and procured the first place in Group 1, but were conquered by Kobenhavn in their final group game, 36:33, while fellow French side Brest finally picked a most important round point in a draw with Buducnost.
- Metz suffered their second defeat of this effort and Firstly the Major round
- Xenia Smits scored eight goals to get Metz; Mai Kragballe Nielsen was Kobenhavn’s greatest scorer with six goals
- Buducnost were unable to win some away games in the main round
- Brest finished a six-game losing streak, which started from the group matches
Before the game, Metz had secured the first place from the group, while Kobenhavn had lost his chance to get a quarter-final spot. Yet, both sides had any motivation — the French winners needed to maintain their perfect album from the major circular, while their rivals were made to leave the championship on a confident note.
It was a very close struggle from the first half, with the teams exchanging goals the majority of the time. But, Metz so on improved and also a three-goal run gave them an advantage that led to a 17:15 advantage at the rest.
But, Kobenhavn uttered the initiative afterwards. As a result of good defence, Amalkie Milling’s conserves and assaulting fire ability, they pulled 23:20 facing by the 40th minute and didn’t look back.
Metz, who are renowned for their solid defence, failed to look like themselves in conceding 3-6 aims, only one goal shy of this team’s album, set in 2008 and repeated in ’09.
The score was actually 36:30 3 moments from the buzzer, however Metz’s three goals in the remaining time marginally sweetened a sour pill.
Certain to finish third in Group 1, Buducnost yet again played Milena Raicevic along with Djurdjina Jaukovic.
In the absence of this injured assaulting duo, the home heavily relied upon the skilled Katarina Bulatovic. She scored five goals before the rest, but at 13:13 in the very last seconds missed a shooter that might have pulled the away side ahead.
Nothing might have increased Brest from the lowest position, the French team got credit for fighting hard in their final game. At a few points, it appeared as if Buducnost were pulling clear, but the hosts caught up time after time.
A second by the buzzer, the Montenegrin team were in a 22:21 guide, but then Ana Gros scored her seventh objective of the game to draw degree.