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Bronze medals for CSM Bucuresti

photo: Filip Viranovski/
Bronze medals for CSM Bucuresti
Ibolya Szekeres


Papp László Sportaréna, Budapest

Buducnost –  CSM Bucuresti 20 – 26 (12 – 13)


Buducnost: Zoqbi de Paula, Batinovic, Babic – Ujkic 1, Neagu 3, Jaukovic 1(1), Pletikosic 2, Agovic, Cvijic, Irman, Bulatovic 5, Pavicevic 2, Ramusovic 4, Novovic 1, Achruk, Grbic 1

CSM Bucuresti: Ungureanu, Grubisic, Iordache –  Gulldén 9(4), Curea 1, Dache 1(1), Ayglon Saurina 2, Bazaliu, Bradeanu 2, Torstensson 1, Martin 3, Manea 3, Niombla 2, Lobach, Mehmedovic 2, Böhme

The match for bronze medals is always about which of the losers of the previous day manage to rise quicker and get back mentally to be able to fight.

photo: Filip Viranovski/

In today’s game, it seemed that Romanians managed to prepare for this match better, mainly Paula Ungureanu in the goal showed a good performance, 4-9 was the advantage of CSM Bucuresti at the middle of the first half. The young Buducnost team managed to fight back and made a good last ten minutes, making the game close again, 12 –  13 at the pause.

The young Buducnost team managed to fight back, after Paula de Zoqbi had been replaced by Marta Batinovic in the goal and made a good last ten minutes, making the game close again, 12 –  13 at the pause.

The second half did not start well for Buducnost as they gained a suspension, but Bulatovic leveled the game at 13-13. Shortly after CSM took back the lead and managed to increase it to three, four and five goals, 16-23 with ten minutes to go.

Final result: 20-26

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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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