MVM Veszprém have delivered by beating Orlen Wisla Plock in their final group match and move top of the group, EHF reports.
MVM Veszprém (HUN) vs Orlen Wisla Plock (POL) 27:25 (16:13)
According to ehf.com, though there was nothing at stake for Plock, who finished sixth in the group, they gave the home side a tough encounter, which was finally decided by a penalty goal seven seconds before the end.
In the first half, Plock were level until the hosts moved ahead 12:11, who then intermediately strengthened their defence and forged ahead to 16:11 after four straight goals including two counter attacks strikes from Gasper Marguc and a great performance from their goalkeeper Mirko Alilovic.
But Plock showed resolve and reduced the gap to three goals at the break and were close to turning the match around at 17:18 after 37 minutes.
The EHF’s offical site said, the hosts took control again though and seemed to be destined for victory with five minutes left and a 26:22 lead on the scoreboard.
Veszprém were over-confident giving easy balls away to Plock who grabbed their chances. Scoring three to make a draw possible like in the first leg (27:27).
Veszprém coach, Xavier Sabate, took his time-out with a half a minute left. The final home attack came. Nagy fouled and finally top scorer Momir Ilic thrilled the crowd by scoring the a penalty in the dying seconds to win the game 27:25.
Press release – EHF