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Overview

Portugal and Romania meet each other for the first time at EuroVolley. While Romania are making their 17th appearance at the tournament, Portugal has only played at only four.  Both teams have realistic chance to make the 1/8 Finals and will be looking to their captains to lead them through.

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Scenarios:

- If Portugal win (3-0, 3-1, or 3-2) they finish 4th and qualify for 1/8 Finals
- If Portugal lose 2-3 they finish 4th and qualify by having 4 ranking points
- If Romania win 3-0 they finish 4th and qualify on sets ratio
- If Romania win 3-1 all teams will have the same sets ratio (W5-L13) and it comes down to points ratio and either team, plus Greece, could qualify.

"We think only about winning the match - this is the most important thing. This is the first time for these guys in the European Championship, so it is important to play with heart but also to play with head."

Hugo Silva
Portugal Coach
Coach Silva
  • Match Polls
  • Officials
    First Referee
    David FERNANDEZ FUENTES
    ESP
    Second Referee
    Nikolai KNIZHNIKOV
    RUS
  • Venue Information
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    L'Arena is the first new-generation multi‐purpose hall in France. This venue can host concerts, sports events, congresses, and exhibitions. L'Arena offers an ideal location, just a few hundred meters from the airport and with tram connection to the city center. The Arena has been designed with visitor comfort in mind: bars, luggage rooms, air conditioning, information screens, and entertainment...: unrivaled conditions of comfort ensuring that you make the most of its exceptional events program
  • How To Attend
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    Route de la Foire, MONTPELLIER - PEROLS, 34470


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"This is our last match in this group and definitely the most important game. It will be an intense game as both need a victory to qualify. I am confident in ourselves and I hope we will make a good game"

Rares Ionut BALEAN
Romania
Rares Ionut Balean

#EuroVolleyM

Team

Squad Listing

Team

C 6

FERREIRA Alexandre

Outside spiker

3

TEIXEIRA Nuno

Middle blocker

4

CVETICANIN Filip

Middle blocker

7

FERREIRA Marco Evan

Opposite

8

DA SILVA VIOLAS Tiago

Setter

9

SIMOES Joao

Outside spiker

10

MARTINS Phelipe

Middle blocker

11

CUNHA Bruno

Opposite

12

MARTINS Lourenco

Outside spiker

14

MENEZES Guilherme

Middle blocker

15

TAVARES RODRIGUES Miguel

Setter

17

FIDALGO Joao

Libero

18

ALVAR Januario Ramos Figueiredo Silva

Libero

19

CUNHA Miguel

Outside spiker

Coaches

8399

SILVA Hugo

Head Coach

Player profile

SILVA Hugo

Head Coach

5114

JOSE Joao Miguel

Assistant Coach

Player profile

JOSE Joao Miguel

Assistant Coach

74230

SANTOS Joao

Assistant Coach 2

Player profile

SANTOS Joao

Assistant Coach 2

Recent Results

Team Statistics

PORTUGAL

Overview

ROMANIA

Player Statistics

Match Report

Romania beat Portugal, but Greece clinch fourth qualifying spot

Article 18 September 2019

What a unique way to end the pool for Portugal, Romania, and Greece! Romania won 3-1 to Portugal, making all three teams with exactly the same number of sets for and against during the pool phase (5-13). And the difference is made in favor of Greece!

 

Indeed, they scored the exact same number of points as Portugal (386) across their five pool matches, but they lost only 432 compared to Portugal’s 433. Their set ratios differ by only 0.003 at the end of the pool phase; Romania’s is .05 behind.

 

Greece will then face the leader of Pool C, ie Russia or Slovenia, in Ljubljana. Portugal and Romania delivered a great last battle but are forced to go back home.

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The match in numbers

139
Points

The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.

104
Duration

The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.

228
Spectators

Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.

206
Match Spikes

The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.

54%
Reception Level

An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.

6-8
Net Domination

The number of successful point winning blocks of PORTUGAL compared to ROMANIA.

5-6
Ace Count

PORTUGAL number of service aces compared to ROMANIA

53-47
Error Difference

Errors leading to points of PORTUGAL, next to those from ROMANIA

"I don't know what to tell you. Our hopes were up since our yesterday, we wanted to make an image for ourselves, but it's really hard to speak now. It was our dream, our main objective from the beginning. We're very sad."

Bruno Cunha
Portugal's opposite

"I'm happy that we won, but obviously unhappy that we couldn't qualify. It's our first win in 25 years at EuroVolley. I really think we missed the qualification against Greece, we did not give our full energy at the end of sets. I also think Portugal was tired today but they played a great game."

Cristian Bartha
Romania's setter
Bartha celebrating with teammates

"You can imagine how happy we are right now. We watched the game altogether, it was incredible."

Georgios Petreas
Greece's captain

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