«sep 2017»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
2345678
«oct 2017»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
«nov 2017»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930123
45678910
«dec 2017»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
27282930123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
1234567
«jan 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930311234
567891011
«feb 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2930311234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627281234
567891011
«mar 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2627281234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930311
2345678
«apr 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2627282930311
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30123456
«may 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
30123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
45678910
«jun 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
2345678
«jul 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
«aug 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
3456789
AlbaniaAndorraArmeniaAustriaAzerbaijanBelgiumBosnia HerzegovinaBelarusBulgariaCroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkSpainEstoniaFaroe IslandsFinlandFranceGreat BritainGeorgiaGermanyGreeceHungaryIrelandIcelandIsraelItalyKosovoLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMoldovaFYR MacedoniaMaltaMontenegroMonacoNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSloveniaSerbiaSwitzerlandSlovakiaSwedenTurkeyUkraine
 
EnglandScotland
Other EHF Sites 

08.06.2014, 22:28
Surprise last-minute goal seals Montenegro’s victory
«Go back »Print Version


REVIEW: Belarus were on their way to recording a win in Sunday’s play-off against Montenegro on the road to the World Championship 2015, until that victory was snatched from them in the last minute
 

Surprise last-minute goal seals Montenegro’s victory

Montenegro are one step closer to the World Championship 2015 in Qatar following Sunday’s 28:27 victory against Belarus in Podgorica. The outcome of the match between these two teams was a difficult one to predict, with both Montenegro and Belarus capable of surprising their opponents – which is exactly what happened.

Belarus went into the match as favourites, given their success in reaching the main round of the EHF EURO 2014, which Montenegro missed. But recently instated Montenegrin coach Ljubomir Obradovic had made several changes to his side since the EHF EURO 2014, so the potential performance of the home team was somewhat a mystery.

Hosts Montenegro benefitted from the home-crowd support, but the higher-quality individual play and greater experience of the Belarusians enabled them to take the lead early – and keep it.

Belarus’ superior play was reflected in the score throughout the 60 minutes, resulting in a mostly one-sided match. The visitors played a strong first half, taking a 14:10 lead into the half-time break and returning hungry for more in the second 30 minutes.

Montenegro looked in danger of turning the game around in the second half, coming within one goal of their rivals a number of times. But Belarus allowed them to get no closer than that, responding with powerful shooting that kept the away team marginally in the lead.

Montenegro refused to give in however, and their perseverance was finally rewarded in the 59th minute. A last-minute goal by Vuko Borozan caused great upset on the Belarusian bench, as the score was levelled for the first time at 27:27.

Only seconds later, Fahrudin Melic put the ball in the back of the net again, snatching a last-second victory for Montenegro.

Sunday’s tense match means fans are most likely in for another nail-biting 60 minutes when the teams meet for the second, and final, leg play-off in Minsk next Sunday.


TEXT: Courtney Gahan / ts
 
Share
CONTACT FORM