Croatia handled Serbia 23-20 Saturday night in the second match of Euro 2022 preliminary group play. The win for the Croatian Cowboys over Serbia means that a victory over Ukraine on Monday will see them progress to the Main Round; which consists of 12 teams across two groups. Croatia is expected to defeat Ukraine on Monday, who have yet to win a game at Euro 2022 in two matches.
It was a tight 1st half with Serbia as both sides went back and forth with Croatia leading 11-9 at the break. But it was all Croatia after the restart with the Serbs struggling to keep up from the 40′ mark and beyond. Ivan Čupić and Ivan Martinović each lead the game in scoring with six goals apiece. Croatia now play Ukraine Monday at Noon (ET) in the preliminary round finale. A win and Croatia are guaranteed four more games at Euro 2022 as they fight for a semifinal berth.