While it is only the fourth European Championship for Switzerland, Germany has appeared at every EuroVolley. Switzerland’s most recent performance was a 14th place at the 2013 event co-hosted by these two countries. While Germany (pictured) finished with the Silver medals, SUI did not win a single match. The last time these two teams played each other was in 1971 and ended in a 3-0 win for Germany.
Assistant Coach 2
Assistant Coach 2
The happiness of Thays DEPRATI
Timothy LIPPUNER cheering
Time-out for Team Germany
ACE supports EuroVolley among the fans
Straight-sets victory for Germany against Switzerland
Despite the resilient effort, Germany was too strong for Switzerland in the opening match in Bratislava Group D. Outsider´s performance went higher and higher set by set, but it wasn´t enough for making single one for Timo Lippuner´s team, Germany made straight-sets victory in 71 minutes. It was the clash of two teams that co-hosted 2013 European Championship: Germany won the silver medal, whilst Switzerland didn't find the glory. The two teams played each other last times in 1971, Germany won with the same result: 3-0.
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 SWITZERLAND compared to GERMANY.
SWITZERLAND number of service aces compared to GERMANY
Errors leading to points of SWITZERLAND, next to those from GERMANY
“There was not anything perfect on our game, but it´s still the first game in championship and we are glad to win. It will be long competition, we left some space to improve small things we will do it in the future. The stadium is very nice.”
“It was typical first match. Little bit nervous at the beginning, but I think than we played our game. In the end we are happy with victory. I really liked the atmosphere here.”
“I am satisfied with the presentation of the team. We are young team, first time here and we had a chance to compete with Germany. We are not on the same level, but we did not give them so many presents on the board. Off course, when you lose the game, you never satisfied completely.”
“We start very good with lot of positive energy we could use in the whole game. We are satisfied with our performance.”