Euro 2018

Referees deciding the final result, Germany got a point after video-check

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
Referees deciding the final result, Germany got a point after video-check


Group C, Split

In an exciting match when Slovenia was in a five-goal lead after the first half, 15-10, Germany managed to fight back and level the game ten minutes before the end.

The drama happened in the last 15 seconds of the game when Germany equalized 24-24, but Slovenia manages to take back the lead after a fastbreak, scored by Janc. With two seconds left Germany had not much time to try to score again, but Slovenian players tried to stop the German shoot stepping into the middle circle of the court. The match was over, at least we thought it when Germany started to protest at the referees and EHF delegate.

Suddenly the two referees  GATELIS Mindaugas (LTU) and MAZEIKA Vaidas (LTU) has decided to watch a video of the last seconds of the game. They kept watching this video for at least five minutes, and they seemed to be very insecure about what happened and what they should decide.

Finally, they came back to the court, gave the ball for Germany, Blaz Blagotinsek got a direct red card and Germany could try their luck from 7-meter line. Tobias Reichman scored and the match ended 25-25. Veselin Vujovic could not believe his eyes…the match of his team was once again decided by the referees…

Slovenia –  Germany 25 –  25 (15 – 10)


Slovenia – Blagotinsek 3, Kavticnik 3, Janc 4, Cingesar 1, Zarabec 5, Bezljak 3, Mackovsek 4, Mlakar 1

Germany – Gensheimer 7, Reichmann 4, Weinhold 2, Pekeler 2, Weber 3, Groetzki 4, Hafner, Kuhn, Drax 1-1-1

Suspensions: 16 minutes; 6 minutes

7 meters: 4/2; 9/5

Player of the match: Miha Zarabec (SLO)


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