Hungary defeated by Montenegro after thriller

Hungary defeated by Montenegro after thriller

Photo: Márta Kállai


Second match of the Main Round, Group II was played by Hungary and Montenegro, the two group-winners after  the first stage of the competition.


Hungarians will miss Anita Görbicz from the court , because of illness, which is a significant handicap for the team.


First half  Montenegro had got a flying start , where Jovanka Radicevic and Ana Djokic was scoring six times together. Hungarian goalkeepers couldn’t save as many balls and their collegue in the opponent goal, Sonja Barjaktarovic.

Photo: Márta Kállai


In the 20th minute-Milena Knezevic was hitting Tomori on her face , and has been punished with a red card by referees. Hungarians were improving in defense and getting  some keeper saves by Éva Kiss and manage to reduce the gap, 8-11 in 25th minute. Montenegro led by Jovanka Radicevic won the first half by 9-15.


Second part of the match has continued than the first, Montenegro has scored several times, Hungary was not finding the rhythm, score  13-20. Then Tomori got a red card for reclamation, but Klikovac has also collected Motenegro’s second  red card.

Kinga Klivinyi made a fantastic debute in ECh , scoring three times, Hungary has managed to level up the match from a seven goals handicap and this made the Hungarians to play more creative in attack and score from the line and wings as well.

Photo: Márta Kállai

Very exciting match in the last ten minutes, where Hungary has showed an unknown  mentally strongness, and despite the defeat against Montenegro they became a real team here in Serbia.

Final result: 26-28.



Result: Hungary-Montenegro 26-28 (9-15)


Zita Szucsánszki(Hungary) 9 goals and  Jovanka Radicevic (Montenegro) 9 goals

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