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Overview

Having already lost their first two matches, Spain are desperate to change the course, but against a well performing Serbia the challenge will be hard to tackle. The Serbs have demonstrated high-level Volleyball and depth in their roster, so for them all it takes to extend their winning streak to three is available. Spain won only one of five previous EuroVolley encounters with Serbia - when they claimed the title in 2007.

"Serbia are a very strong team, but we should bring back some of the happy feelings from the first day and see what happens."

Miguel Angel De Amo
Setter of Spain

"It is good that we can rotate our players on the court like we did yesterday. A win in today's match is very important to stay on top of the pool and we'll see whom our coach decides to start with."

Nemanja Petric
Captain and outside spiker of Serbia
The Serbian team arrive at the venue
  • Match Polls
  • Officials
    First Referee
    Maciej TWARDOWSKI
    POL
    Second Referee
    Erdal AKINCI
    TUR
  • Venue Information
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    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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    Schijnpoortweg 119, MERKSEM ANTWERP, 2170


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Team

Squad Listing

Team

C 10

FERNANDEZ VALCARCEL Jorge

Middle blocker

1

COLITO Augusto Renato

Opposite

2

TRINIDAD DE HARO Angel

Setter

3

RODRÍGUEZ PÉREZ Victor

Outside spiker

7

RAMÓN FERRAGUT Jordi

Outside spiker

9

VIGIL Alejandro

Middle blocker

11

DE AMO FERNANDEZ-ECHEVARRIA Miguel Angel

Setter

13

VILLENA Andres Jesus

Opposite

14

FORNES Miguel Angel

Middle blocker

15

PIRIS GUISCAFRÉ Antoni

Libero

16

GONZALEZ Juan Manuel

Outside spiker

18

GAMIZ Aaron

Libero

19

FERRÁNDEZ MOLES Emilio

Outside spiker

23

FERRERA Mario

Outside spiker

Coaches

42306

MUÑOZ BENITEZ Fernando

Head Coach

Player profile

MUÑOZ BENITEZ Fernando

Head Coach

11301

RIVERA Miguel

Assistant Coach

Player profile

RIVERA Miguel

Assistant Coach

11408

RODRIGUEZ Jorge

Assistant Coach

Player profile

RODRIGUEZ Jorge

Assistant Coach

Recent Results

Team Statistics

SPAIN

Overview

SERBIA

Player Statistics

Match Report

Efficient Serbia deny inspired Spain to advance to next round

Article

Serbia came back from a set down against Spain to claim a four-set victory and a spot among the best 16 of EuroVolley 2016. This is the third win for the Balkan side and they can no longer be pushed below the cut-off. Spain showed some beautiful Volleyball, but not enough to score their first victory.


On his 34th birthday, Spanish setter Miguel Angel De Amo played an incredible first set and not only created great opportunities for his spikers, but himself was the best scorer of the set with two aces, two blocks and one spike to his name. Despite entering the court in the role of underdogs, coach Fernando Muñoz Benitez’s squad were well in control to win the set by 25-21. The second set was competitive through 10-10, after which Serbia started to break away, stepping up the serving and the spiking and building nicely to a 25-19 close. The next set followed a similar pattern, with Uros Kovacevic and Aleksandar Atanasijevic leading in scoring towards another 25-19 win. Atanasijevic himself hammered away eight points in the fourth set, the most competitive one in the match. With captain Nemanja Petric following close behind with seven, the Serbian win was inevitable – 25-20.


Atanasijevic put away an impressive 23 points, including three stuff blocks and two aces, to claim the match top scorer honour. Aleksandar Okolic delivered six of Serbia’s 13 blocks in the game. Augusto Renato Colito, on 17 points, was Spain’s most prolific player.


Next for these two squads, Spain will play against Austria on Tuesday and Serbia will challenge hosts Belgium on Wednesday.

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The match in numbers

141
Points

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

110
Duration

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

250
Spectators

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

198
Match Spikes

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

45%
Reception Level

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

9-13
Net Domination

The number of successful point winning blocks of SPAIN compared to SERBIA.

7-8
Ace Count

SPAIN number of service aces compared to SERBIA

47-54
Error Difference

Errors leading to points of SPAIN, next to those from SERBIA

"We knew Serbia were very strong, so I am very happy with the way my team performed today. We brought a lot of joy and fast tempo in the game and that surprised them. Afterwards, they were much stronger in reception and were better finishers than us. Let’s bring the same energy in the next game.”

Angel Trinidad De Haro
Setter of Spain

“We didn’t panic after set one. We have the quality to beat an amazingly strong Spain and we were sure we could manage. In sets two, three and four, we made fewer mistakes and that made a big difference. Spain played with so much more energy today than in the previous games, so this win didn’t come easy."

Uros Kovacevic
Outside spiker of Serbia

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