Germany tops Croatia in Dubrovnik

Germany caused a little surprise in the early session of the 2nd and last day of the 4-nation tournament in Dubrovnik beating hosts Croatia 9-10 on Tuesday. The Germans led most of the time and even survived a little comeback by the home team who managed to tie the game on 2 occasions in the third period. As Germany quickly jumped out to leading 7-10 in the final quarter their win became evident despite late goals by Luka Loncar and Ante Vukicevic made the Croats come back to 9-10. Paul Schueler and Marko Stamm led the scoring for the Germans netting 2 shots apiece.
Starting the early session Montenegro beat Brazil 10-5 for their 2nd win behind 3 goals from Darko Brguljan as the Vladimir Gojkovic coached side will conclude action on Tuesday night against Croatia.

4-nation tournament
Dubrovnik (CRO)

Programme and results

Monday, 4 January:

Germany vs. Montenegro 8-11 (0-1, 5-5, 2-2, 1-3)
Germany: Kong, Bukowski 1, Van der Bosch, Real 1, Preuss, Jangling, Nossek 2, Schueler 2, Stamm 1, Čuk 1, Restović, Eidner, Schenkel, Schlanstedt.

Montenegro: Šćepanović, Dr. Brguljan, Pasković 1, Petrović, Da. Brguljan 3, Radović, Pješivac, N. Janović 4, Ivović 1, Mišić, Vukčević 1, Čučković 1, Sekulić.

Croatia vs. Brazil 12-8 (4-1, 3-3, 3-2, 2-2)

Croatia: Pavić, Burić, Petković 4, Lončar, Joković 4, Bukić 2, Vukičević 2, Bušlje, Čagalj, Pavlović, Šetka, Macan, Marcelić.

Brazil: Soro, Crivella, Gomes 1, Alonzo, Salemi, Gomez, Delgado 1, Santos, Rocha, Franco 1, Guimares 2, Vrlić 3, Antonelli, Coutinho.

Tuesday, 5 January:

Montenegro vs. Brazil 10-5 (4-1, 2-0, 1-2, 3-2)
Montenegro scorers: Da. Brguljan 3, Petrovic 2, Pjesivac 2, Radovic, Vukcevic, Sekulic.

Brazil scorers: Crivella, Salemi, Gomes, Delgado, Silva.

Croatia vs. Germany 9-10 (1-2, 3-4, 3-2, 2-2)
Croatia: Pavić, Burić 1, Petković 1, Lončar 1, Joković 2, Bukić, Vukičević 2, Čagalj, Sukno 2, Pavlović, Šetka, Macan, Bijač.

Germany: Schmenkel, Bukowski 1, Van der Bosch 1, Real 1, Preuss 1, Jüngling, Nossek, Schueler 2, Stamm 2, Ćuk 1, Restović 1, Eider, Hohne, Schlansteft.

17.00: Germany vs. Brazil
18.20: Croatia vs. Montenegro

N.b.: time mentioned is local time.

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