Co-hosting the event for the first time, Slovakia participate at the EuroVolley for the fourth time. Spain on the other hand have only competed at the competition from 2005 to 2013, with a ninth place as their best result in 2009.
POLL Jana Franziska
Reception by Anna POGANY
Team SPAIN celebrates
Germany's captain Denise HANKE sets
Ace entertains the fan in Bratislava
Second victory in a row for Germany in #EuroVolleyW
Germany fulfilled the role of favourite of the clash, but it was hard job for the team to add a second victory in the Group D as Spain’s players showed their quality. Jessica Rivero (16 points) with Anna Escamilla (25 points), who will play in Germany´s club Potsdam in the upcoming season, made a huge setback for the favourite team.
Germany blackout in the first set complicated the situation for Felix Koslowski´s team. But their performance went high and they also managed the dramatic third set, which was the crucial moment of the game. Germany won especially due to attack´s variability, in which main role was played by Jennifer Geerties, Louisa Lipmann and Denise Hanke.
Spain is still without points, despite the two promising performances during less than 24 hours.
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 GERMANY compared to SPAIN.
GERMANY number of service aces compared to SPAIN
Errors leading to points of GERMANY, next to those from SPAIN
Denise Hanke, Germany captain: “It was really hard game. Spain plays really, really good volleyball. We had struggles all the game. It was a lot of pressure after we lost the first set, but I am happy we won.”
“We raised the quality during game and it was crucial. Many thanks German fans for our today´s support.”
Anna Escamilla, Spain player: “My performance was good, I was tried to help the team, but we lost. Maybe, if we produced less errorrs, the result would be different.”
“It was really close game. We took the first set, but unfortunately it was not enough for victory."