Belgrade, Kombank Arena
Denmark – Montenegro 22 – 21 (11 – 12)
Topscorers: Louise Burgaard (DEN) 6 goals and Katarina Bulatovic (MNE) 7 goals
Denmark and Montenegro was following each other, playing a close and balanced first half, 0 – 1, 1 – 3, 2 – 3, 4- 4, 6 – 6, 7 – 7, 9 – 9, 11 – 11, 11 – 12, which was the result at half time.
In the second half Danish team pushed the acceleration, got the draw and took the lead, then increased the gap to two goals in minute 42 of the match, by Louise Burgaard.
Adzic’s team were staying close, but they could not take the lead, even if they managed to equalize at 18 – 18, 20 – 20 and 21 – 21. The last three goals for Denmark were scored by right back, Louise Burgaard, Cecilie Greve showed a great performance in the goal, and the Danish defense has worked quiet well.
In the last five seconds Montenegro had a last chance to get a draw, Katarina Bulatovic shot, but the ball was not inside the goal when the playing time has expired.
Final result: 22 – 21.
Denmark has qualified to the quarterfinals, and will face Germany.
Jan Pytlick (Denmark), head-coach:
” I am very satisfied with the victory and the qualification to the quarter finals. I was a difficult match, where we had a well-working defense, which was in my opinion the key of victory.
We also scored many goals on fast counter attacks, and we were willing to run in both ways. Our speed helped us to get the victory.”