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Overview

Greece and Finland will face each other for the first time in EuroVolley history. The match will likely be very important for the pool standings for both sides.

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Starting Team

Squad Listing

C 14

CHRISTODOULOU Styliani

Setter

2

ARTAKIANOU Maria-Eleni

Libero

5

OIKONOMIDOU Maria

Opposite

6

DIOTI Panagiota

Outside spiker

7

LAMPROUSI Georgia

Middle blocker

8

KONOMI Areta

Libero

9

STRANTZALI Olga

Outside spiker

10

MERTEKI Evangelia

Outside spiker

11

VASILANTONAKI Anthi

Opposite

12

PAPAFOTIOU Athina

Setter

13

TOTSIDOU Athanasia

Outside spiker

16

KALANTATZE Anna

Middle blocker

18

EMMANOUILIDOU Angeliki-Melina

Middle blocker

20

VLACHAKI Konstantina

Outside spiker

56070

NARANJO HERNANDEZ Guillermo

Head Coach

Player profile

NARANJO HERNANDEZ Guillermo

Head Coach

8949

BOUTSOURIS Nikolaos

Assistant Coach

Player profile

BOUTSOURIS Nikolaos

Assistant Coach

68897

PARASCHIDIS Ioannis

Assistant Coach 2

Player profile

PARASCHIDIS Ioannis

Assistant Coach 2

Team Statistics

GREECE

Overview

FINLAND

Player Statistics

Match Report

Greece ride the wave of success to claim second victory in a row

Article

After waiting for 27 years to celebrate their first EuroVolley triumph since the 1991 edition held in Italy, Greece made it back-to-back wins as they edged Finland to follow up on Saturday’s success against France. Anthi Vasilantonaki and Olga Strantzali scored 27 and 22 times, respectively, to contribute to this victory, which opens the door to the elimination round for the Hellenic team.

 

After losing 16 straight matches at EuroVolley, Greece have now won two in a row – just as they did in 1991 when they beat France and Albania in Ravenna.  

 

As with Saturday’s matchup with Turkey, Finland showed a very good blocking game, registering 13 stuffs, but none in the fourth and final set of this fixture. Finland failed to cash two set points in the fourth set, which would have taken the match to a tiebreaker. Despite their loss, Finland scored more points than Greece in the match – 95 vs. 93.

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The match in numbers

144
Points

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

106
Duration

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

450
Spectators

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

260
Match Spikes

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

44%
Reception Level

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

7-13
Net Domination

The number of successful point winning blocks of GREECE compared to FINLAND.

7-12
Ace Count

GREECE number of service aces compared to FINLAND

52-55
Error Difference

Errors leading to points of GREECE, next to those from FINLAND

Day 3 Recap

Play

“We are very excited because this game was like a final in our quest to reach the next round. We deserved this victory and I am very happy with it. Tomorrow we will have time to rest a little bit. Our next game against Bulgaria will be difficult because they are a strong team but I hope we will perform just as we did today, as we never lost focus. We want to do our best.”

Styliani Christodoulou
Captain and setter of Greece

Krista Michaela Bjerregård Madsen, player of Finland: “Greece got better after the second set. Their reception got better, they showed more tricks and they served harder. We had some troubles but I think overall, we played quite well as a team. I am extremely proud of my girls. Maybe we lost a little bit of focus or maybe the other side just had a little bit more. That is how we lost a couple of balls in a row. We were not able to get back fast enough. The ends of the sets were close.

We have one day to prepare for the France match. It is an extremely important one for us. We will rest and prepare. We are going to give everything as we do with every game.”