It was an eventful final day at the U20 European Championship Men 2010 in Croatia and not just because of the fight to get a podium place.
The nerves were jangling ahead of the main event in the Relegation Round as Turkey, Netherlands and Germany fought for their Division A lives.
Russia and Montenegro will sign off their participation at the U20 European Championship Men 2010 by trying to claim fifth place on the final day of action after they claimed wins against Serbia and Ukraine.
A stunning 30 points from Vladimir Mihailovic and a blistering 20-6 opening quarter helped Montenegro put a tired looking Ukraine to the sword by 84-61.
Spain showcased their strength in depth and defensive capabilities at the U20 European Championship Men 2010 in Croatia after Joan Sastre exploded for 19 points off the bench to help seal a comfortable 64-50 success against Montenegro and set up a semi-final clash with France.
The Spanish team locked down Montenegro in the paint and also made life tough for their shooters in the second half as they put the defensive squeeze on to eventually coast to an comfortable victory.
Montenegro are still alive and kicking at the U20 European Championship Men 2010 after they signed off the Qualification Round with a 70-57 win against Latvia but now face an anxious wait to see if result go in their favour and hand them a quarter-final place in Zadar.
Having looked like their chances of a quarter-final spot might have gone yesterday afternoon after a gut-wrenching overtime loss to Greece, results went their way last night and they certainly capitalised on their unexpected second chance with this impressive victory.