"We are focusing on Ukraine. Now we have a legit chance to move on to the next round (of EuroVolley), so we will see"
Setter of Montenegro
Montenegro will be trying their best to put up a fight against the winners of the 2017 European League. Ukraine, on the other hand, are hoping to take much needed points from a match that can have a huge impact on their first EuroVolley campaign since the 2005 edition held in Italy and Serbia & Montenegro, where they finished 12th.
First RefereeStefan BERNSTRÖMSWESecond RefereeTudor POPROU
Rotterdam Ahoy is very well known among the 'biggest on earth' since 1971. It offers a base for international artists, top sports professionals, politicians and celebrities. With a strong link to the city of Rotterdam, it has proud residents of a global city that is constantly being rediscovered by visitors from all over the world. In 2019 Rotterdam Ahoy will form the stage of both the 2019 Olympic Qualification Tournament as well as the 2019 European Volleyball Championship.
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Assistant Coach 2
Assistant Coach 2
Tight squeeze at the net
Lakcevic (MNE) celebrates
Didenko (UKR) going back
Heart & Hustle
Viietskyi and Semeniuk block
Marko Bojic (MNE) attacks the block
Team Ukraine celebrates
"The European Championship is not easy. This is the final round. Everyone is strong. This is the first time Ukraine has played in the tournament in 14 years so it was a good win."
Captain of Ukraine
Ukraine score a key 3-1 victory against Montenegro to improve their second round chances
Team Ukraine is well on its way to the eight final of the 2019 CEV Volleyball European Championship. The team of head coach Ugis Krastins secured their second win in pool D after beating the brave team of Montenegro 3-1. The Ukrainians are presenting themselves as a dark horse so far. Today, they needed one set to find their rhythm, but once they did they smoothly claimed the victory. Oleh Plotnytskyi impressed with 17 points, including 5 service aces and 3 blocks. Also, Dmytro Viietskyi and Yurii Semeniuk (both 16 points) played solid games. Captain Vojin Cacic was the big man on the Montenegrin side, with 16 points. Team Montenegro is still in the running for a spot in the eight finals, although they need at least one more victory in the remaining two pool matches to have a chance.
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 MONTENEGRO compared to UKRAINE.
MONTENEGRO number of service aces compared to UKRAINE
Errors leading to points of MONTENEGRO, next to those from UKRAINE