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Buducnost youth defeat Glassverket

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Buducnost youth defeat Glassverket

The winner of Group A, Buducnost faced the only pointless team, Glassverket in an almost empty Moraca Hall on Friday evening, as the starter of the last round of the Group Matches. The Montenegrin champion had the easiest match of the CL ahead, and head coach Dragan Adzic gave a rest to the key players. Cristina Neagu and Marina Raicevic only watched their team from the stands, while Katarina Bulatovic was sitting on the bench. Adzic gave a chance to young players to prove themselves in the top competition of European handball.

The Montenegrin youngsters started well against the Norwegians: they had a five-goal lead after less than 10 minutes (6-1). The first half was in favor of the two-time Champions League-winners Buducnost as they had a comfortable lead during the whole first period. The half ended with a 14-9 home lead. The second half brought much more excitement than the first as the Norwegian girls got back into the game. In the first 15 minutes of the second period, they reduced the difference to two goals and with a little more than five minutes to go, Glassverket equalized (20-20). In the next 90 seconds, the Montenegrin youngsters managed to score two more goals which seemed to be enough for a narrow, one-goal home victory (22-21). The Norwegians were close to their first ever points in the Champions League, they even had chances to win the game but the goal post and Darly Zoqbi de Paula’s saves saved the day for Buducnost. Glassverket finished the Group Matches without a point, on the 4th place of Group A.

EHF Champions League, Group A, 6th round
Buducnost – Glassverket 22-21 (14-9)
Buducnost: D. Jaukovic 6, D. Malovic 5, D. Ujkic 5, S. Lazovic 2, I. Grbic 2, S. Lazovic 2
Glassverket: M. Wolff 4, E. Christensen 4, M. Iversen 3, T. Merg 3, B.B. Haraldsdottir 3, L. Bjoernsen 2, M. Leipart 1, A.H. Josendal 1

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