Euro 2014

Bronze medals for Sweden, after a deserved victory against Montenegro

Bronze medals for Sweden, after a deserved victory against Montenegro
Ibolya Szekeres
photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

European Championship, Hungary and Croatia

Budapest, Papp László Arena

Final Round

Bronze match:

Sweden –  Montenegro 25 – 23 (11 – 12)

Referees: Kjersti Artntsen, Guro Röen

Goals:

Bundsen, Idéhn (GK) –  Gulldén, Torstenson, Fogelström, Hagman, Helleberg, Sand, Roberts, Jakobsen, Blohm, Agren, Ahlm, Alm, Johansson, Odén

Barkaktarovic, Rajcic . Milenkovic(GK) –  Petrovic, Radicevic, Mehmedovic, Pavicevic, Lazovic, Ramusovic, K.Bulatovic, A.Bulatovic, Jovanovic, Knezevic, Malovic, Despotovic, Klikovac, Despotovic

 

Montenegro has announced a replacement of a player, instead of  Djurdina Jaukovic goalkeeper Milena Milenkovic is on the rooster.

Balanced first half, where the most improtant moment was the red card of Linne Torstenson, after a fault against Maja Mehmedovic during a Montenegrin fastcounter attack. The decision is quiet discussable, but Sweden lost on etheir most important players on both side of the court.

Isabelle Gulldén, Ida Odén held Scandinavians in the match, for Montenegro Radicevic, K.Bulatovic and Jovanovic where the main scorers in this half.

Half time result: 11 – 12.

The second part satrted with Swedeish equalizer, then Sweden pushed on the acceleration and took the lead in the game by 16 -13, 17 -14, 18 -15, Odén, Gulldén and Hagman were responsible for Swedish goals and MOnetengro netted by K.Buatovic and Jovanka Radicevic,.

Adzic’s team managed to level the game at 18 – 18, and the match started again for both teams, they were chasing each other ina  close game, 20 -20 (17.min).

Then Helle Thomsen and her team has found some extra energies, Bundsen closed the goal by her saves, Gulldén, Odén  scored, teh defense has worked  well, Bundsen has saved a seven mete penelaty in the dying minutes of the game, and Sweden could not be stoped to win their second European medal, after the silver in 2010.

 

Final result: 25 – 23

Best players of the match: Ida Odén (SWE) and Sonja Barjaktarovic (MNE)

 

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Euro 2014
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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