Montenegro relaunched in the race for qualification for Euro 2022 by beating Germany (80-74) this Friday in the Pau bubble.
The Mannschaft, the next opponent of the Blues (Sunday at 3 p.m.), has already qualified as a co-host country.
In the wake of its naturalized leader Justin Cobbs, well known to French clubs for having played in Gravelines-Dunkirk, then in Le Mans ( 2018 French champion ), Montenegro defeated the German team (74-80 ), his second victory in this group after that over Great Britain (81-74).
Widely beaten by France in February (85-66), the Montenegrin team is therefore relaunched in the race for qualification (Germany, host country, and the two other best nations of the group qualified). She got the better of Germany in the second half (39-38 at the break).
It relied on the activity of Justin Cobbs (20 pts, 1 rbd, 6 assists) and Nikola Ivanovic (18 pts, 2, reds, 3 assists).
Germany, more imprecise at the end, did not find the right solutions despite the big game of its captain Robin Benzing (21 pts, 3 rebounds, 3 assists) and Andreas Obst (17 pts, 5 rebounds, 4 passes) also read Results and classification of group G