The CEV ranking neighbours are in completely different phases of building a solid national team. Slovenia took the 21st place at the last EuroVolley in 2017 but they are on the right way to improve this result now. The experienced Italian coach Alessandro Chiappini knows how to bring the most out of his players and will do everything to prove that his Slovenian U-23 World Championship silver medallists are now ready to step their game up in senior volleyball.
VOVK Ana Marija
ZDOVC SPORER Zana
Assistant Coach 2
Assistant Coach 2
Slovenia's player Eva Mori (1)
Slovenia's player Lana Scuka (12)
Portuguese team celebrates
Slovenia's Head Coach Alessandro Chiappini prompts his players
Team from Slovenia celebrates the score
Historic win for Slovenia
Slovenia took their first victory ever in an European Championships. Four years ago they took only one set in their first appearance ever in EuroWolley. Then against Italy.
Although Portugal pushed Slovenia to a time out at 16 - 14 in the first set.
Coach Alessandro Chiappini tried a different rooster and put Sara Najdić instead of the first setter and captain Eva Mori.This turned out to be a good decision. Portugal stepped up with way more confidence today and had their first close game today.
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 SLOVENIA compared to PORTUGAL.
SLOVENIA number of service aces compared to PORTUGAL
Errors leading to points of SLOVENIA, next to those from PORTUGAL
"We didn't play our volleyball in the first two sets. But in the third set we presented what we can do. We all knew we could afford a good game. The third set was really fantastic"
Setter of Slovenia
Vanessa Iolanda Rodrigues
”We've made too many mistakes in every element of the game - at serve, in the reception and attack. It wasn't a good match. We've run out of something in each set. In the first two, admittedly at the very end, but we lost. In the third set, Slovenia was much better than us.”
Libero of Portugal