Monday, April 9, 2007

1968, Mexico: Final game Yugoslavia vs Soviet Union

A shot by Sandic (10) at the Russian goal goes wide of the mark. In a rough and thrill-packed final—in which all but 4 of the 24 goals scored came on penalties-Yugoslavia took its first water-polo gold medal with two overtime tallies, after the regular contest ended in an 11-11 deadlock. It was a rough, free-swinging game, with both teams employing the same simple strategy: shoot often and give no quarter. Both teams were thoroughly exhausted when the four-minute overtime began, but Yugoslavia pushed in two goals during the period to capture its first gold medal in water polo.
Source: Official report Mexico, 1968 Olympic Games

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