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Overview

Another Balkan derby in Pool A. Two teams and two countries that know each other very well and both will come out fighting for the two points.

Pool A Preview

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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

BULGARIA

Player Statistics

Match Report

Bulgaria celebrate their first victory to stay ‘alive’ in the tournament

Article

With no other option than a win, Bulgaria secured their first EuroVolley 2019 victory in four matches to stay in contention for a spot in the elimination round. The Lionesses recorded as many as 15 blocks, more than double the figure registered by Greece in this aspect of the game. Moreover, Bulgaria achieved a 46% success rate in attack. Interestingly, there was only one ace in this match, scored by Konstantina Vlachaki of Greece.

Greece’s win-loss record stands at 2-2 so far, with the Hellenic team sitting in third place in the current standing of Pool A. Bulgaria follows in fourth, and they will fight with Finland and France for a spot in the next round.

It was a relatively weak and disappointing performance from Greece, even though their star players Anthi Vasilantonaki and Olga Strantzali scored 19 and 11 points, respectively.

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The match in numbers

99
Points

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

74
Duration

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

368
Spectators

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

192
Match Spikes

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

53%
Reception Level

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

7-15
Net Domination

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

1-0
Ace Count

GREECE number of service aces compared to BULGARIA

37-29
Error Difference

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

Day 5 Recap

Play

“I do not think we did anything different than in the other games. I was happy with our performance against Turkey and Serbia, but the mistakes we made at the crucial moments decided the eventual score. Our defeat to France demoralised the team but right now, I am thinking of taking the next match and finishing third in the group. We have a goal for now. We have a chance to finish this phase in third place. We want to rest before the Finland game and go into the second round with a good win.”

Ivan Petkov
Head coach of Bulgaria

Guillermo Naranjo Hernandez, coach of Greece: “We had a game plan, but it turns out it was not the best. We were hitting too much diagonally with the high ball. They have tall middle blockers, and we had a hard time to pass the block. They were also very good in defence, so it was very hard for us to score.

Making it to the next round is already a success for us because this is the top 16 teams of Europe. For us this is the biggest success we could have imagined. There is a battle in the pool, depending on the result of Bulgaria against Finland. We will see. For sure even being fourth does not change much, because you face the best teams in Europe. I guess we will play without pressure in the next round, just enjoy the experience and have fun.”