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Győr in the final after big clash against title holders

Győr in the final after big clash against title holders

EHF Champions League Final4 Women

Buducnost –  Győri Audi ETO KC 20 – 21 (

Buducnost: Zderic, Nenezic – Petrovic, I.Pavicevic, Neagu 6, Jaukovic 1, Agovic, Irman, Kovacevic, Bulatovic 4, Ramusovic, Cvijic, Mehmedovic 2, B.Pavicevic 1, Achruk, Rajcevic 4

Headcoach: Dragan Adzic

Győri Audi ETO KC: Grimsbö, Kiss – Knedlikova 1, Alstad, Löke 4, Hudák, Hársfalvi 1, Görbicz 1, Kovacsics, 2,  Sulland 4, Lakatos, Amorim 3, Orbán 1, Groot 4, Broch 1, Tóth

Headcoach: Ambros Martín

The match started with a period of six minutes without goal, both teams had showed a high focus in defense and goalkeepers made some good saves as well, both Zderic and Grimsbö had backed up their teams.

photo: Tamas Csonka

photo: Tamas Csonka

The first goal came in the 6.minute from Buducnost, then the two teams were following each other closely, 1-1, 2-2, 3-2, 4-4. Győr took the led first  after 18 minutes, 4-5. Neagu and Bulatovic scored several times in attack, but Cvijic collected two 2 minutes suspension after only twenty minutes, so Dragan Adzic was forced to replace her with Ramusovic as Susan Lazovic is absent today from the squad of Buducnost.

After Anita Görbicz missed a seven meter penalty, she scored from the leftwing, as did Hársfalvi or Knedlikova from the rightwing.

Next seven meters for Győr were scored by Linn Sulland, secure and cold execution, meanwhile Radmila Petrovic transformed Buducnost’s seven meters.

In the last minutes of the first half Heidi Löke and Nycke Groot netted behind Zderic and even with Mehmedovis scoring the eight goal of Buducnost, Győr went to the break with an advantage of three goals.

Half time: 8-11

photo: Tamas Csonka

photo: Tamas Csonka

The second half started with a 4-0 from the Buducnost’s side, Rajcevic and Neagu both scored twice, and Buducnost managed to take the lead suddenly 12-11.  Kovacsics and Amorim scored fro taking back the advantage for Győr, than Broch was too harsh in defense getting a suspension for 2 minutes.

Two men down for Győr, with Broch and Orbán suspended but Heidi Löke puts the ball behind Zderic, 13-14. Neagu equalizes 14-14. Sulland is still secure from the seven-meter line.

Adzic called his second TO when Győr got the lead again at 14-17, Sulland, Broch and Amorim scored.

Kari Aalvik Grimsbö saved the opponents balls more often in this period and the 14-17, got burned on the screen.

photo: Tamas Csonka

photo: Tamas Csonka

Austrian referees had arrived to the match with several doubtful decisions. Buducnost managed to reduce the gap to 16-17, Groot scored too, 16-18.

Buducnost’s attack became more aggressive and Raicevic reduced the gap once again, 18 – 19.

Alstad replaced Amorim in attack fro shorter periods, Ambros Martín called his first timeout, but the result stayed closed, only one goal 18-19 when four minutes to go.

This one goal margin was kept by Győr until the end and even if Buducnost had the last attack, they lost the first semifinal, Győr qualified to the final.

Final result: 20-21

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