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Overview

Spain defeated Belarus and Switzerland in Pool D and ended up fourth in the group stage in Slovakia. Poland ended second in Pool B after Italy after loosing to Belgium. The fan crowd in Atlas Arena in Łódź are massive and will do anything to see their national team progress to next level.

Head-to-Head

· Poland and Spain meet for the third time in European championships. Poland won 3-0 in 2007 and 3-2 in 2009, both in the group stage.
· These nations have never met in a major world level tournament.

Poland

· Poland finished second in Pool B on four wins and one defeat. Their only loss was a 3-2 against Belgium.
· Poland have lost four of their last five knockout matches in European championships, with the only exception a 3-2 win over Belarus in the play-offs for the quarter-finals in 2015.
· Poland reached at least the quarter-finals in six of their last eight European championship appearances (2003-2017). In this run they only failed to reach the last eight in 2013 and 2017.
· Poland won their last European championship match 3-2 versus Italy. Malwina Smarzek-Godek won a team-high 23 points, including three aces.
· In their match against Italy, Poland outserved their opponents 12-5, but won fewer points from attack (51-68) and stuff blocks (5-6).


Spain

· Spain finished fourth in Pool D on two wins and three defeats. They defeated Belarus 3-1 and Switzerland 3-2.
· Spain could win three matches at one European championship for the first time. They also won twice in the 2009 edition.
· Spain lost their only previous European championship knockout match, a 3-0 defeat against Turkey in the play-offs for the quarter-finals in 2011.
· Spain have won their last three five-setters in European championships.
· Ana Escamilla scored a match-high 16 points in their defeat against Russia in their most recent European championship match.

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Team

Squad Listing

C 5

KAKOLEWSKA Agnieszka

Middle blocker

2

GRAJBER Martyna

Outside spiker

3

ALAGIERSKA Klaudia

Middle blocker

6

LUKASIK Martyna

Opposite

8

STENZEL Maria

Libero

9

STYSIAK Magdalena

Opposite

10

EFIMIENKO-MLOTKOWSKA Zuzanna

Middle blocker

13

MAJ-ERWARDT Paulina

Libero

14

WOLOSZ Joanna

Setter

15

WOJCIK Aleksandra

Outside spiker

16

MĘDRZYK Natalia

Outside spiker

17

SMARZEK-GODEK Malwina

Outside spiker

18

ZAROSLINSKA-KROL Katarzyna

Opposite

20

KOWALEWSKA Marlena

Setter

8898

NAWROCKI Jacek

Head Coach

Player profile

NAWROCKI Jacek

Head Coach

10391

KRZYSZTALOWICZ Blazej

Assistant Coach 2

Player profile

KRZYSZTALOWICZ Blazej

Assistant Coach 2

27041

KAWKA Waldemar

Assistant Coach

Player profile

KAWKA Waldemar

Assistant Coach

45317

KAWKA Przemysław

Assistant Coach 2

Player profile

KAWKA Przemysław

Assistant Coach 2

65776

GASIOR Rafal

Assistant Coach 2

Player profile

GASIOR Rafal

Assistant Coach 2

Recent Results

Team Statistics

POLAND

Overview

SPAIN

Player Statistics

Match Report

Poland knocked out Spain in road to Quarter Finals

Article

Poland showed tonight that they are one of the best teams in Europe. With consistency and team spirit the gave Spain a hard time in a full Atlas Arena. The Poles started the first set with a power block from Stysiak, but had severe problems in reception with only 18% success. An impressive back pipe from Rivero (SPA) at 19-16 in first set made Spain came closer to Poland.


In the second set, Spain took the lead and Poland couldn't get in touch until 9 - 9 and 20 minutes later, spain remained in the lead until 19-19 when Poland put in an extra gear an won the set comfortable.


Some great attacks from Segura and Escamilla couldn't save Spain from a strong Polish team. An impressive back spike from Styziak at 5-3 was crucial for the third set including speed balls from the setter Wolosz which made the biggest difference between the teams today.

Poland and Germany will meet in the Quarter Finals in Łódź on Wednesday 8.30 PM. Italy ready for Russia at 6 PM the same day.

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The match in numbers

92
Points

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

76
Duration

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

8750
Spectators

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

173
Match Spikes

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

33%
Reception Level

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

3-4
Net Domination

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

6-3
Ace Count

POLAND number of service aces compared to SPAIN

34-38
Error Difference

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

Eighth-Finals Recap

Play

"It was the first "do or die" game in this tournament so the emotions were completely different. The Spanish team showed some incredible defense and had some risky service. I'm glad we managed to be calm today and did what we were supposed to do - got a 3-0 win"

Joanna Wołosz
setter of Poland

"We are way shorter than the Polish players and we are not as physically strong yet so it takes a lot of power in defence to play close sets with a top team like Poland. Therefore, I can say I'm glad we presented some good rallys and real involvement. We learned how to play like a team at this Eurovolley and it can only pay off in the future"

Jessica Rivero
outside-hitter of Spain