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Overview

The two central European neighbours meet on day two of Pool B competition, after Slovakia snatched a hard-fought five-set victory over Spain and Austria lost to hosts Belgium in straight sets on day one. In the qualifications, Slovakia won Pool C, while Austria finished second in Pool D, behind Portugal.

Firkal (SVK) and Berger (AUT) before the game

“Yesterday’s game was very tough for us. Now we are prepared for the game against Austria and hope to achieve another win.”

Julius Firkal
Outside spiker of Slovakia

“Playing against the host country was really difficult and they were the better team, but we have prepared well for the game against Slovakia today and hope to come up with our first win.”

Alexander Berger
Outside spiker of Austria
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  • Officials
    First Referee
    Olivier GUILLET
    FRA
    Second Referee
    Zsolt MEZÖFFY
    HUN
  • Venue Information
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    Palais 12 is an indoor arena in Brussels used for concerts and spectacles. With a capacity of roughly 15,000 it is one of the largest indoor venues in Belgium. Located in the Heysel Exhibition Park, it was originally built in 1989 but was redesigned and reopened in its current form in 2013.
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    Avenue de Miramar, BRUSSELS, 1020


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Team

Squad Listing

Team

C 2

KRISKO Tomas

Outside spiker

1

MICHALOVIC Peter

Outside spiker

3

MAČUHA Filip

Middle blocker

6

PALGUT Filip

Setter

8

ONDROVIC Peter

Middle blocker

10

LUX Marcel

Outside spiker

11

VITKO Marian

Libero

12

PATAK Matej

Outside spiker

13

IHNAT Jakub

Libero

14

KRAJCOVIC Simon

Middle blocker

15

ZATKO Juraj

Setter

16

KOVAC Jakub

Middle blocker

19

GAVENDA Filip

Opposite

22

FIRKAL Julius

Outside spiker

Coaches

4652

KRAVARIK Andrej

Head Coach

Player profile

KRAVARIK Andrej

Head Coach

1983

PIPA Martin

Assistant Coach

Player profile

PIPA Martin

Assistant Coach

64178

KASSA Roman

Assistant Coach

Player profile

KASSA Roman

Assistant Coach

Recent Results

Team Statistics

SLOVAKIA

Overview

AUSTRIA

Player Statistics

Match Report

Zatko, Michalovic drive Slovakia to second victory

Article

Slovakia clearly stated their intentions of making the next round of EuroVolley by stamping their second victory in Pool B. They came back from a set down against Austria to win in four and stand undefeated after the second competition day in Brussels.


The first set was very competitive through 18-17 Slovakia’s way, when Austria scored seven in a row, with Maximilian Thaller serving, to reach set point and, two rallies down the road, claim the set. In the next three sets, Slovakia’s playmaker Juraj Zatko and opposite Peter Michalovic delivered the fuel that powered their team on the U-turn towards a 3-1 success.


Capitalising on Zatko’s magic touch, Michalovic once again stormed to the top of the scorers’ chart of the match, putting away 26 points, including the spike that stopped the clocks at the end of the fourth set. Thomas Zass was Austria’s best scorer on 19 points.

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The match in numbers

133
Points

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

117
Duration

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

1200
Spectators

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

208
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.

11-8
Net Domination

The number of successful point winning blocks of SLOVAKIA compared to AUSTRIA.

3-7
Ace Count

SLOVAKIA number of service aces compared to AUSTRIA

49-41
Error Difference

Errors leading to points of SLOVAKIA, next to those from AUSTRIA

“We didn’t start very well, but after the first set we were able to change our game. This was a special game, because there’s great rivalry between our two teams since some of our players play in Austria. So we had to make sure to win. Moreover, our women’s team put some pressure on us by reaching the eighthfinals two weeks ago in the women’s EuroVolley. Tomorrow we’re not the favourites against Serbia, but we can play without pressure.”

Juraj Zatko
Setter of Slovakia

“We had a very good start, but from the second set on, Slovakia raised their level and we couldn’t control their opposite Michalovic anymore. Tomorrow I expect a very tough game against Germany. They arrived at this tournament with very high expectations, but after two losses, they are in trouble. Yet, if they play at their best, they’re one of top favourites for the gold.”

Michael Warm
Coach of Austria

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