Russia has won the EuroVolley a record 19 times, with no other country winning it more than twice. Their last success came in 2015 beating host the Netherlands in the final (pictured). The 2019 edition is the 9th time for Belarus with their best result in 2017, a seventh place. While Belarus did not defeat any of their opponents in the Pool phase of the last European Championships, Russia only lost three of their previous 38 EuroVolley against teams in Pool D.
Assistant Coach 2
Assistant Coach 2
Nataliya GONCHAROVA stretching
The energy of the venue
Team Russia after a successful rally
Team Belarus cheering
Russia starts its EuroVolley 2019 journey with a 3-0 against Belarus
Russian blocks and individual qualities were the key factors of their opening game against Belarus. Belarus players made a few times some promising leads, but despite that were not able to win a single set. Especially in the third set they were in front for a long time, Russia came to the lead for the first time at just 21-20, but the end of the set was similar like the previous two. The most successful team of European Championship made its usual start – a straight win.
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 BELARUS compared to RUSSIA.
BELARUS number of service aces compared to RUSSIA
Errors leading to points of BELARUS, next to those from RUSSIA
“I feel happy with the first win. The atmosphere was good, I like to play in big stadiums.”
“Very good game. It´s a pity we won´t be able to take any set to Russia. We definitely deserve this and we were close to do it.”