Euro 2018

Balkan clash ended with Croatian win

Balkan clash ended with Croatian win
Ibolya Szekeres


Group A, Split

Croatia –  Serbia 32 –  22 (14 – 9)


Croatia – Mihic 2 (1), Duvnjak 2, Stepancic 6, Kopljar 1, Vori 1, Horvat 4, Karacic 2, Mandalinic 1, Strlek 6, Cupic 2(2), Musa 1, Cindric 4

Serbia – Sesum 2, Beljancic 1, Nenadic 6(2), Radivojevic 1, Markovic 2 (1), Ilic 3 (2), Zelenovic 5, Marsenic 1, Vujin 1

Suspensions: 6 minutes; 8 minutes

7 meters: 3/3; 5/

Player of the match: Mirko Allilovic (CRO)

Hosts et in the opening match their neighbors from Serbia. A well-known Balkan clash, when there is always strong fights both on the court and on the stands.

This time Croatia started strongly and they controlled the game from the start, Serbia had no moments as Croatian took the lead from the first minutes and kept it until the end. Luka Stepancic was the most efficient Croatian player as their goalkeeper performance was also strong by Allilovic. A ten-goal difference was between the teams at the final whistle, 32-22. The match ended with an injury for Croatia, their playmaker, Domagoj Duvnjak had to be carried out from the court in pain, his right knee could be injured.

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Euro 2018
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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