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Eurovolley Pool B: First victory for Germany, Serbia win in four sets against Spain


Vice-champions Germany recorded their first victory in the 2019 CEV European Volleyball Championship. On Day 5 of the competition, they beat neighbors Austria in Pool B, in Antwerp (Belgium), in straight sets and are at a 2-1 in the competion: 3-0 (25:23, 25:15, 25:16). Austria were equal rivals only in the opening set, not being able to find a solution for a perfect attacking display of Simon Hirsch (18 points, 70% attack – 14/20). The two more best players in the German team were the libero Julian Zenger, who made 70% reception (20 digs, 35% excellent) and Tobias Krick, who set up 4 of the team’s 13 winning blocks. Alexander Berger was the top scorer for Austria with 16 points. Maximilian Landfahrer made 70% attack (7/10) and 70% reception (23 digs, 43% excellent).

Simon Hirsch– Opposite of Germany, best scorer of the match:
I played instead of Grozer today. I am always ready to help the team, but I certainly hope he recovers soon. I hope we continue winning. In the first set our block-defence system was not so good, but improved for the rest of the game.”


Serbia came back from a set down against Spain to claim a four-set victory and a spot among the best 16 of EuroVolley 2016. This is the third victory for Kovac’s team. Spain showed some beautiful Volleyball, but it wasn’t enough to score their first victory. On his 34th birthday, Spanish setter Miguel Angel De Amo played a fantastic first set and not only created great opportunities for his spikers, but himself was the best scorer of the set with two aces, two blocks and one spike to his name. Atanasijevic was top scorer of the match 23 points, including three winning blocks and two aces, while Aleksandar Okolic made six of Serbia’s 13 blocks in the match. Augusto Renato Colito, with 17 points, was Spain’s top scorer.

2019 CEV European Volleyball Championhip, pool stage – Day 5:

POOL A (Montpellier, France)
Romania – Greece 1-3 (25:23, 24:26, 25:27, 21:25)
France – Bulgaria 3-0 (25:19, 25:21, 25:14)

POOL B (Brussels & Antwerp, Belgium)
Austria – Germany 0-3 (23:25, 15:25, 16:25)
Spain – Serbia 1-3 (25:21, 19:25, 19:25, 20:25)

POOL C (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Russia – Finland 3-0 (25:17, 26:24, 25:22)
Belarus – North Macedonia 1-3 (25:23, 19:25, 27:29, 20:25)

POOL D (Rotterdam & Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Montenegro – Ukraine 1-3 (25:19, 18:25, 15:25, 19:25)
Poland – Czech Republic 3-0 (25:18, 25:12, 25:15)

Source and photos: CEV

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