EuroVolley 2017 runners-up Germany face hosts Belgium, who finished fourth two years ago, on the second day of competition in Brussels. On day one, the Belgians mastered a straight-set win over Austria, while Germany got shut out by Serbia.
“Yesterday we didn't play our best and today we need to prove that we are prepared to do better than that.”
Outside spiker of Germany
“It's our last game in Brussels before we move to Antwerp and we are prepared to give the audience a good show."
Outside spiker of Belgium
First RefereeMaciej TWARDOWSKIPOLSecond RefereeErdal AKINCITUR
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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KAMPA Lukas Immanuel
KALIBERDA Denys Viktorovic
Captain Deroo (BEL) leads his teammates to another victory
Tuerlinckx (BEL) celebrates
Monster block party behind the VIP seats
Well-deserved applause for both players and fans of Belgium
Inspired Belgium survive furious German comeback on way to thrilling win
Belgium defeated Germany in five sets to claim their second win in Pool B and leave their neighbours winless in Brussels. The Germans rallied from two sets down to prompt a decider, but their comeback did not go all the way to a complete reversal of the match.
Germany maintained a slight lead through the most part of the first set, but a total of 13 unforced errors proved fatal as Belgium snatched the set win, turning the score in the last rallies. With captain Sam Deroo on fire in offence, the home side were well in control of the second set to double their lead. Led by high-scoring Christian Fromm, the Germans broke away with a 10-point lead in set three, then allowed the Belgians to come back to within two, but persevered to win the set and stay alive in the match. Fromm powered on with another eight points in set four to bring his team to a deciding fifth set. Inspired by a relentless home crowd and led by a fantastic Deroo, coach Brecht Van Kerckhove’s men battled it out to win the hard-fought tie-breaker.
Fromm fired away 27 points to lead the scorers of the match. Deroo put away 19 for the winners.
The match in numbers
The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.
The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.
Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.
The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.
An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.
The number of successful point winning blocks of GERMANY compared to BELGIUM.
GERMANY number of service aces compared to BELGIUM
Errors leading to points of GERMANY, next to those from BELGIUM
“In the first set we were struggling with our serving. It was only with Ruben Schott in the team that we raised our serving level. The tie-breaker turned into a huge deception, since we have no other choice than to win our next three games in order to avoid the fourth place in our pool.”
Outside spiker of Germany
Brecht Van Kerckhove
“We had some tough moments in the third and the fourth sets, so we had to look for solutions. So I tried to rotate all my players. But in the end it came down to playing a good tie-breaker, giving our best from the first point on. That’s how we could keep this important victory at home. Now we have to recover well, because we need some more wins in order to keep a good position in our pool.”
Coach of Belgium