Euro 2018

Macedonian points after thriller

photo: Uros Hocevar
Macedonian points after thriller

EHF EURO 2018

Group C, Arena Zagreb

Slovenia had arrived in Croatia without two of their most important players: line player Matei Gaber and Jure Dolenec are both injured and head coach Veselin Vujovic had to put together a squad without these two profiles. In their first match, Slovenia met Macedonia with Kiril Lazarov still in business. Slovenia started better, were in a slight lead at the beginning than at 5-7 the score was frozen on the screen for long minutes as both goalkeepers had their moments, Skok and Mitrovic had a good performance, over 50%.Slovenia managed to take the first step and increased the advantage  5-8, but FYR Macedonia fought back and the first half ended 11-11.

In the second half Macedonians continued the attacking flow and managed to take the lead quickly after the start, 15-11, 16 – 12. Than Slovenia tried to fight back and the match became a thriller from 17-17 (44.minute). The score was mostly equal, 18-18, 19-19, 20-20. Blagotinsek had a good period scoring three Slovenian goals but Ristovksi replaced his younger colleague in the Macedonian goal and he managed to stop some Slovenian attacks. Slovenia had the lead again at 22-23 and 23-24, but Macedonia leveled the game again, 24-24 than Filip Lazarov has scored the goal of the victory, 25-24. Slovenia lost this game twice, once in the last minutes of the first half, then in the last five minutes of the second half.

FYR Macedonia –  Slovenia 25 – 24 ( 11 – 11)

Goals:

Macedonia – Manaskov 8, Velkovski, Stojlov 1, Lazarov 7, Pribak 1, Jonovski, Talevski 1, Mirkulovski 2, Markoski, Kuzmanovski, Georgievski 2, F.Lazarov 2, Popovski, Peshevski 1

Slovenia – Blagotinsek 3, Verdinek, Henigman 1, Marguc 2, Kavticnik 1, Janc 3, Cingesar 3, Zarabec 3, Bezjak 1, Grebenc, Zabic, Mackovsek 2, Mlakar 4, Suholeznik 1

Suspensions: 12 minutes; 22 minutes

7 meters: 6/5; 4/3

Player of the match: Miha Zarabec (SLO)

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Euro 2018

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.

More in Euro 2018

OUR All-Star team after the European Championship from France

Ibolya SzekeresDecember 18, 2018
Lacrabere, France

France is the new European champion after defeating Russia

Ibolya SzekeresDecember 16, 2018

Lois Abbingh happy, but surprised taking a medal at EHF EURO 2018

Ibolya SzekeresDecember 16, 2018

EHF EURO 2018 All Star Team – Anna Vyakhireva the MVP

Ibolya SzekeresDecember 16, 2018

Krumbholz: “We want to show on Sunday that we made progression…”

Ibolya SzekeresDecember 14, 2018

France joins Russia in the final

Eszti KissDecember 14, 2018