Montenegro Edges Out Bulgaria with a 2-1 Victory on 09/10/2023! ⚽🥅🇲🇪🇧🇬 Watch the Exciting Match Highlights!
Late Winner by Jovetić Propels Montenegro to Victory over Bulgaria
In a thrilling UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying match held on September 10, 2023, Montenegro orchestrated a remarkable comeback to secure a 2-1 victory over Bulgaria. The critical moment of the match came when Stevan Jovetić netted a late winner during the second minute of stoppage time, sealing the triumph for the home side. This closely contested match saw both teams creating ample scoring opportunities.
First Half Action: Montenegro Takes the Lead
Montenegro demonstrated dominance in the first half, with Stefan Savić delivering a crucial lead in the 45th minute. Savić showcased his prowess by heading the ball into the net from close range following a well-executed corner kick, giving Montenegro the advantage.
Bulgaria’s Fightback and Equalizer
Bulgaria staged a spirited comeback in the second half, intensifying their offensive efforts. Their determination bore fruit in the 79th minute when Petar Borukov found the back of the net. Borukov, displaying excellent positioning and precision, scored from inside the box after a skillful run by Kiril Despodov.
Dramatic Conclusion: Jovetić’s Late Heroics
As the clock ticked away, Montenegro intensified their pursuit of a winning goal. Their persistence paid off in the second minute of added time when Stevan Jovetić emerged as the hero. Jovetić capitalized on a well-placed cross from Marko Vukčević, slotting the ball home from close range to secure the dramatic victory.
Man of the Match: Stevan Jovetić
The standout performer of the match was undoubtedly Stevan Jovetić, who not only scored the decisive winning goal but also posed a constant threat to Bulgaria’s defense. Jovetić’s impact was further underscored by his vital assist for Stefan Savić’s goal.
This victory marked a promising start for Montenegro in their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. Currently occupying the second position in Group G, they trail behind the Netherlands. In contrast, Bulgaria finds themselves at the bottom of the group standings.
In the forthcoming matches, Montenegro will face Lithuania on September 14 in an away fixture, while Bulgaria will host the Netherlands on the same day. The intensity of these encounters promises more exciting moments in the Euro 2024 qualifying journey.