Manhandled for nearly your complete match by Montenegro, the Blues gained within the snatch (71-73) and validated their ticket for the ultimate part of Euro 2022 earlier than the final day.
The deal was easy. The Blues needed to win one in every of their final two matches as a part of the Euro 2022 qualifiers to validate their ticket for the finals. Earlier than going through Nice Britain on Monday, Vincent Collet’s gamers had a troublesome journey to Montenegro as their first “match level”. On the finish of a 40-minute combat, the Habs have reached their objective and shall be there in September 2022. If Amath M’Baye (10 factors, 7 rebounds) launched the Blues with a three-point shot, the Montenegrins responded with a 10-1 to widen the primary vital hole of this assembly. Bosko Radovic’s gamers, led by Petar Popovic (17 factors) and Marko Simonovic (16 factors, 7 rebounds), stored the hand all through the primary half of the match however by no means acquired away from the rating, counting solely six factors forward at halftime.
If, upon returning to the ground of the Bemax Enviornment in Podgorica, the Montenegrins had been lastly capable of cross the ten-point lead, with eleven factors as the largest hole within the match, it’s at the moment that Vincent’s gamers Collet tightened the sport in protection and regained momentum in assault. The consequence was a 10-Zero led by Alexandre Chassang (11 factors, 7 rebounds) and Axel Julien (6 factors) with three factors which fully put the Blues again within the match, with three factors behind ten minutes from the tip. Match. It’s a new three-point shot from the returning Thomas Heurtel (16 factors), who returned to the courts after two months of pressured stoppage, which allowed the Blues to return to the entrance 4 minutes from the tip.
An electrical finish to the match that noticed the Habs have the final phrase. Returned to 2 factors on a free throw from Marko Simonovic, the Montégrins tried to overlook the second shot to present themselves a possibility to equalize however Thomas Heurtel ensured the rebound to validate the victory of the Blues (71-73) and qualification. A hit which additionally makes the happiness of Nice Britain, victorious in Germany (81-83), which additionally validates its ticket and will play a match with out stake vis-a-vis the Blues this Monday, at all times in Podgorica.
EURO 2020 (QUALIFICATIONS) / GROUP G
fifth day – Saturday February 20, 2021
Germany – Britain : 81-83
Montenegro – France : 71-73
Group G rating
1- France 9 factors
2- Nice Britain 8
3- Montenegro 7
4- Germany 6