Finally a victory! After the sixth attempt, the young national team of Montenegro made their first triumph in the ninth qualification group for the European Championship, reports Vijesti on March 23, 2018.
The team led by Mojaš Radonjić celebrated away against Luxembourg with 3:1.
The match was decided in the second half.
Velizar Janketić brought the guests into the lead in the 49th minute.
Belmin Muratović equalized, a young player who participated in several friendly matches for the youth team of Montenegro but decided to perform for the country where he was born.
A minute later Meris Skenderović, a talented player from Hoffenheim, scored the second goal for our team, and in the last moments of the match, Ognjen Stijepović (Sampdoria) scored and decided the final result.
"We were a little nervous at first, we did not have tranquillity, but as time passed, we were getting better, we had dominance. We created many opportunities, some we used. And after our mistake, they made a counter attack, but after that, we reacted quickly and brought back the lead. We could’ve had an even more convincing victory, but this definitely means a lot to us," said the coach, Mojaš Radonjić.
After six rounds, Montenegro has four points.
On Tuesday in Nikšić, Montenegro will host France, who achieved maximum points so far. They defeated Kazakhstan 3:0 away.
Luxembourg - Montenegro 1:3
City Stadium, Differdange. Referee: Mikola Balakin (Ukraine). Scorers: Muratović in 70th for Luxembourg, Janketić in 49th, Skenderović in 71st, Stijepović in 90+4. minute for Montenegro.
This article was translated from an article by Vijesti sport on Vijesti.me: Finally a victory: Janketić, Skenderović and Stijepović for celebration in Luxembourg