Ukraine had a great previous EuroVolley in Baku where they lost to Russia and Bulgaria only after getting the matches to tiebreakers. How will they fare against one of the world’s most experienced teams?
Assistant Coach 2
Assistant Coach 2
Italy left nothing for the dogs against Ukraine
Italy's middle-blocker Sarah Luise Fahr stated right before the game that Ukraine is a perfect match-up preceding the tougher games against Belgium and Poland. And her prediction were right. Ukraine didn't have the ability to shake Italy. Spiking duo of the day, Miriam Sylla and Paola Egonu led Italy at high efficiency and Ukraine manage just eliminate a few of the bombardments.
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 UKRAINE compared to ITALY.
UKRAINE number of service aces compared to ITALY
Errors leading to points of UKRAINE, next to those from ITALY
"We knew Ukraine would start hard, so it's not like they surprised us. They had nothing to lose whereas our own errores didn't come from lack of concentration, we just couldn't do better in the first minutes of the game”
opposite for Italy
”We know what we are good at and what requires improvement. We will fight for the 4th place in this group, this has been our main goal from the very beginning”
outside-spiker for Ukraine