BELGRADE – The Montenegro men’s national water polo team is through to the European Championship final in Belgrade after beating Hungary 8-5 (2-2, 2-1, 1-1, 3-1) Thursday.
On Saturday, Montenegro will face Serbia in yet another European final between the two national teams, which previously fought it out for the gold in Malaga, Spain in 2008 and Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 2012.
Montenegro won in Malaga, while Serbia celebrated in Eindhoven.
Aleksandar Ivovic and Nikola Janovic led the scoring for Montenegro with two goals each, with Hungary’s Denes Varga also netting twice.
Montenegro has also secured an Olympic berth.
The final of the 32nd European Men’s Water Polo Championship between Serbia and Montenegro will be played in front of 16,000 spectators at the Belgrade Kombank Arena, organisers and the European Swimming Federation (LEN) said Thursday.
Due to overwhelming interest, it has been agreed that the current capacity of 11,500 be expanded to 16,000, with tickets to go on sale on Friday, they said.
“All details have been agreed, the curtain will be removed, with top security for 16,000 spectators,” event director Darko Udovicic said.
The Serbia vs Montenegro final is scheduled for 5.45 p.m. Saturday.