Hosts Belgium claimed two wins in their first two matches in the pool and move from Brussels to Antwerp eager to continue their winning streak. On day one Spain lost to Slovakia in five sets and, aware that they have to beat at least one of the big names in the pool if they want to advance, will do their best to achieve this goal in Antwerp.
Angel Trinidad De Haro
“Belgium are a really solid team, with really good serving. We need to find an answer to that.”
Setter of Spain
“Spain have a lot of quality and can surprise us on many levels during the game, but we are ready to face this challenge.”
Opposite of Belgium
First RefereeDobromir DOBREVBULSecond RefereeMarc BLOEMHARDNED
Lotto Arena is an arena in Antwerp, Belgium. It has a seating capacity for 8,050 people for concerts and 5,218 for sporting events. The arena opened on March 10, 2007, after nine months of construction. It is located in the district of Merksem, adjacent to the Sportpaleis.
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FERNANDEZ VALCARCEL Jorge
COLITO Augusto Renato
TRINIDAD DE HARO Angel
RODRÍGUEZ PÉREZ Victor
RAMÓN FERRAGUT Jordi
DE AMO FERNANDEZ-ECHEVARRIA Miguel Angel
VILLENA Andres Jesus
FORNES Miguel Angel
PIRIS GUISCAFRÉ Antoni
GONZALEZ Juan Manuel
FERRÁNDEZ MOLES Emilio
MUÑOZ BENITEZ Fernando
MUÑOZ BENITEZ Fernando
Rodríguez (ESP) receives
D'Hulst (BEL) sets the ball
Rousseaux (BEL) on the serve
Belgium triumph with the victory
Belgium shut out Spain to book eighthfinal spot
Antwerp action in Pool B opened with a relatively uneventful game, in which hosts Belgium cruised to an emphatic straight-setter against Spain to extend their unbeaten run to three matches and reserve their berth among the last 16 of EuroVolley 2019. Spain recorded their second loss in the pool and will have to look for change of course in the next three matches.
Belgium’s Sam Deroo once again proved that he is a captain the team can rely on to lead by example. In three short sets he piled up as many as 21 points, including four stuff blocks and one ace. Victor Rodríguez Pérez was Spain’s only scorer to reach double digits – 10 points.
Next, Spain meet Serbia on Monday, while the Belgians enjoy a day off before facing Slovakia on Tuesday.
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 SPAIN compared to BELGIUM.
SPAIN number of service aces compared to BELGIUM
Errors leading to points of SPAIN, next to those from BELGIUM
Jordi Ramón Ferragut
“Belgium were really strong today and it was very hard to give them any trouble and find many scoring opportunities against them.”
Outside spiker of Spain
“We left a lot of emotions on the court yesterday, so today it is really nice to win again before our rest day tomorrow.”
Outside spiker of Belgium