The EHF EURO 2018 is coming to the “money time”, the teams have arrived to the Super Wednesday where the remaining semifinal places will be awarded – Russia has already booked a ticket to Paris. Denmark has already lost the chance to play in the semifinals, but Montenegro still had a slight hope before their encounter in the last round. However, Denmark wanted to say a beautiful goodbye to France, and they started the match this way: they started with a convincing 4-0. They even managed to keep these 3-4 goals of advantage until the 22nd minute when Montenegro came back to one goal (10-9). However, after this, Montenegro only scored twice while Denmark netted 5 times in the remaining minutes until the halftime whistle (15-11).
In the beginning of the second half, Denmark struggled to score in the first 15 minutes: they scored only twice while Montenegro came back to 17-17. A new match started for the 2 teams in the last quarter of the game, and in this match, it was Denmark again that proved to be better. As the Danish team couldn’t work out a more significant lead, the last minutes promised a nail-biter. The last 3 minutes started with 23-23 and after this, only one goal was made: Mette Tranborg scored and this meant a slight, 24-23 victory for Denmark.
EHF EURO 2018 – Main Round Group I – 3rd round
Denmark – Montenegro 24-23 (15-11)
Denmark: A.M. Hansen 6, F. Woller 4, L. Grigel 3(1), T. Ostergaard Jensen 3, M. Tranborg 2, S. Jörgensen 2, K. Heindahl 2, S. Nielsen 1, K. Jörgensen 1
Montenegro: J. Radicevic 7, M. Raicevic 6, D. Jaukovic 4(1), A. Klikovac 3, K. Bulatovic 1, T. Brnovic 1, M. Mehmedovic 1
Penalties: 1/2 ; 1/1
Suspensions: 10 minutes ; 6 minutes
Player of the match: Anne Mette Hansen (Denmark)