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Eurovolley Pool D: victory for Ukraine, Poland destroy Czech Republic


Ukraine is well on its way to the eight final of the 2019 CEV Volleyball European Championship. They secured their second victory in pool D after beating Montenegro 3-1. Today, they needed one set to find their rhythm, but once they did they smoothly claimed the victory. Oleh Plotnytskyi was the top scorer with 17 points, including 5 aces and 3 winning blocks. Also, Dmytro Viietskyi and Yurii Semeniuk (both 16 points) played a great match. Captain Vojin Cacic was the best on the other side, with 16 points. Team Montenegro is still in the running for a spot in the eight finals, although they need at least one more victory in the remaining two pool matches to have a chance.

Oleh Plotnytski – Captain of Ukraine
The European Championship is not easy. This is the final round. Everyone is strong. This is the first time Ukraine has played in the tournament in 14 years so it was a good win.”


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The world champions Poland too strong for Czech Republic. Nothing to do for Nekola’s team, that was literally overhelmed in straight sets: 25:18, 25:12, 25:15. The team coached by Vital Heynen had difficulties against neighbors only in the start of second set when they trailed by 4 points (8-4) before they made a 7-0 run to set the pace for the rest of the set. Wilfredo León was Poland’s top scorers with 15 points, while Mateusz Bieniek was outstanding in the block (5 winning blocks). No czech player reached a double digit performance.

Maciej Muzaj – Opposite for Poland
I think we had the control over this game, we know our quality, we were playing patiently. We managed to survive a tough moment (at the start of the second set) and come back.”

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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: CEV – Photos: randomvolley.com

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