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Montenegro claims gold medal - Malta day 8

The final day of the men's European Junior Championships in Malta featured the top eight sides of the tournament determine their ranking. Spain convincingly beat Turkey 13-5 to claim 7th place, followed by Croatia who held off Russia 6-12. Italy, after the close loss to Montenegro in the semifinals finished the tournament on a positive note by clinching the third place and bronze medal. In a tense battle Hungary was defeated 10-9, the exact same score as the matchup of the two sides on day 1 of the championships. Montenegro wrote history in the gold medal final that followed. By topping neighbours Serbia 7-5 the Montenegrins won the U17 men's European Junior Championships for the first time in team history. After the Serbs took a 2-0 lead Montenegro responded well by scoring three straight goals to finish the first quarter leading 3-2. In a better second period the Montenegrins extended their lead and managed to keep the two-goal advantage alive in the second half although Serbia came back to 5-6 before Djuricic shot home the winner with 5.22 left in the game. Today's fixtures and results are:

Men's European U17 Championships 2013
National Swimming Pool
Tal-Qroqq
 
Results day 8


Sunday, September 15
14.00: Spain (LSF1) vs. Turkey (LSF2) 13-5 (4-2, 2-1, 2-0, 5-2) - 7th/8th place
15.30: Russia (WSF1) vs. Croatia (WSF2) 6-12 (1-4, 2-3, 2-3, 1-2) - 5th/6th place
17.00: Italy (LSF3) vs. Hungary (LSF4) 10-9 (1-2, 2-1, 3-2, 4-4) - 3rd/4th place
18.30: Montenegro (WSF3) vs. Serbia (WSF4) 7-5 (3-2, 2-1, 1-1, 1-1) - 1st/2nd place

The final standings are:

Group A

1. Croatia 3 - 9 pts
2. Russia 3 - 6
3. Serbia 3 - 3
4. Belarus 3 - 0

Group B

1. Turkey 3 - 9 pts
2. Spain 3 - 6
3. France 3 - 3
4. Malta 3 - 0

Group C

1. Montenegro 3 - 9 pts
2. Greece 3 - 6
3. Romania 3 - 1
4. Ukraine 3 - 1

Group D

1. Italy 3 - 9 pts
2. Hungary 3 - 6
3. Germany 3 - 3
4. Georgia 2 - 0
 
Fixtures and results

Sunday, September 8
09.00: Georgia vs. Germany 9-11 (4-2, 2-2, 1-4, 2-3)
10.15: Russia vs. Belarus 28-2 (8-0, 7-0, 6-2, 7-0)
11.30: France vs. Turkey 9-10 (3-2, 1-6, 1-0, 4-2)
12.45: Greece vs. Romania 6-5 (2-1, 1-3, 0-1, 3-0)
15.00: Montenegro vs. Ukraine 17-3 (7-1, 2-0, 4-1, 4-1)
16.15: Croatia vs. Serbia 8-7 (1-3, 1-2, 1-0, 5-2)
17.30: Italy vs. Hungary 10-9 (5-1, 1-1, 1-5, 3-2)
18.45: Spain vs. Malta 19-2 (6-0, 4-1, 4-1, 5-0)
 
Monday, September 9
09.00: Ukraine vs. Greece 11-17 (3-2, 4-5, 3-6, 1-4)
10.15: Belarus vs. Croatia 4-31 (0-7, 2-9, 1-7, 1-8)
11.30: Germany vs. Italy 8-9 (3-2, 0-6, 3-1, 2-0)
12.45: Turkey vs. Spain 14-11 (4-4, 3-3, 5-2, 2-2)
15.00: Romania vs. Montenegro 10-15 (4-1, 2-0, 2-1, 1-3)
16.15: Serbia vs. Russia 11-12 (2-2, 3-5, 3-2, 3-3)
17.30: Hungary vs. Georgia 9-5 (4-1, 2-0, 2-1, 1-3)
18.45: Malta vs. France 4-14 (0-1, 1-3, 2-6, 1-4)
 
Tuesday, September 10
09.00: Germany vs. Hungary 6-10 (2-5, 2-2, 0-1, 2-1)
10.15: Ukraine vs. Romania 9-9 (2-4, 5-3, 2-1, 0-1)
11.30: France vs. Spain 1-14 (1-2, 0-4, 0-3, 0-5)
12.45: Belarus vs. Serbia 4-28 (2-7, 1-9, 1-9, 0-3)
15.00: Georgia vs. Italy 10-19 (1-4, 3-3, 3-6, 3-6)
16.15: Montenegro vs. Greece 11-8 (2-1, 4-1, 2-3, 3-3)
17.30: Russia vs. Croatia 7-8 (1-2, 1-2, 4-2, 1-2)
18.45: Turkey vs. Malta 12-7 (3-0, 3-2, 4-3, 2-2)

Wednesday, September 11
09.00: Belarus (A4) vs. Ukraine (C4) 6-14 (1-1, 1-6, 1-3, 3-4) - RM1
10.30: Malta (B4) vs. Georgia (D4) 6-11 (2-3, 2-3, 2-4, 0-1) - RM2
12.00: Russia (A2) vs. Romania (C3) 14-2 (3-1, 3-1, 3-0, 5-0) - RM3
15.00: Greece (C2) vs. Serbia (A3) 5-8 (1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 1-3) - RM4
16.30: Spain (B2) vs. Germany (D3) 17-7 (4-2, 3-1, 3-2, 7-2) - RM5
18.00: Hungary (D2) vs. France (B3) 12-11 (3-0, 3-3, 2-2, 4-6) - RM6

Thursday, September 12
09.00: Romania (LRM3) vs. Germany (LRM5) 11-10 (3-0, 3-3, 2-4, 3-3) - QF1
10.30: Greece (LRM4) vs. France (LRM6) 13-5 (2-1, 4-0, 3-2, 4-2) - QF2
12.00: Russia (WRM3) vs. Italy (D1) 6-8 (1-2, 0-4, 1-1, 4-1) - QF3
15.00: Serbia (WRM4) vs. Turkey (B1) 10-3 (1-1, 2-0, 2-1, 5-1) - QF4
16.30: Spain (WRM5) vs. Montenegro (C1) 7-9 - QF5
18.00: Hungary (WRM6) vs. Croatia (A1) 13-12 (2-3, 4-1, 3-3, 1-3/1-1, 2-1) e. t. - QF6

Friday, September 13
14.00: Russia (LQF3) vs. Spain (LQF5) 8-4 (1-1, 3-0, 2-2, 2-1) - SF1
15.30: Turkey (LQF4) vs. Croatia (LQF6) 5-10 (1-4, 2-2, 1-1, 1-3) - SF2
17.00: Italy (WQF3) vs. Montenegro (WQF5) 5-6 (1-0, 0-3, 3-2, 1-1) - SF3
18.30: Serbia (WQF4) vs. Hungary (WQF6) 12-10 (2-2, 2-2, 4-2, 4-4) - SF4
 
Saturday, September 14
14.00: Belarus (LRM1) vs. Malta (LRM2) 12-14 (3-0, 1-4, 2-6, 5-1; extra time: 0-3, 1-0) - 15th/16th place
15.30: Ukraine (WRM1) vs. Georgia (WRM2) 8-12 (0-4, 3-1, 2-4, 3-3) - 13/14th place
17.00: Germany (LQF1) vs. France (LQF2) 11-8 (2-3, 0-2, 3-0, 6-3) - 11/12th place
18.30: Romania (WQF1) vs. Greece (WQF2) 7-9 (1-2, 3-1, 3-4, 0-2) - 9th/10th place

Sunday, September 15
14.00: Spain (LSF1) vs. Turkey (LSF2) 13-5 (4-2, 2-1, 2-0, 5-2) - 7th/8th place
15.30: Russia (WSF1) vs. Croatia (WSF2) 6-12 (1-4, 2-3, 2-3, 1-2) - 5th/6th place
17.00: Italy (LSF3) vs. Hungary (LSF4) 10-9 (1-2, 2-1, 3-2, 4-4) - 3rd/4th place
18.30: Montenegro (WSF3) vs. Serbia (WSF4) 7-5 (3-2, 2-1, 1-1, 1-1) - 1st/2nd place

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