World Championship 2013 Serbia

Serbia crushed Poland and goes to the final

Serbia crushed Poland and goes to the final
Ibolya Szekeres
photo: Bjorn Kenneth Muggerud

photo: Bjorn Kenneth Muggerud

Belgrade, Kombank Arena

Poland –  Serbia 18 – 24 (6 – 14)

Topscorers: Karolina Szwed-Orneborg (POL) 4 goals and Andrea Lekic (SRB) 8 goals

The match started with saves from Katarina Tomasevic, and many mistakes from the Polish offensive side.

Serbia instead showed an impressive attack, where Andrea Lekic, Dragana Cvijic and Sanja Damnjanovic were the leaders, to pull their team higher and higher.

Polish team could not find the way to put the ball behind Serbian goalkeepers, they ended on a saving percentage of 73% in the first half.

The first half was clearly a Serbian one, result: 6 – 14.

photo: Bjorn Kenneth Muggerud

photo: Bjorn Kenneth Muggerud

The audience in Kombank Arena was over 18000, and home-crowd had supported their team loudly. Thy needed it, because Polish team came back stronger and managed to fight back, and to make the second half balancec, even to win it by 12 – 10, but this was enough only for  a defeat at six goals.

Andrea Lekic got an injury in the second half, and was replaced by Liscevic in the end of the match, but any other details about her status.

The match ended with 18 – 24 for Serbia, which is qualified to final of WCh.

Best player of the match: Katarina Tomasevic (SRB)

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World Championship 2013 Serbia
Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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