Germany (pictured), have won the second most matches at EuroVolley, behind Russia. In their last, and only encounter at EuroVolley, Germany beat Slovakia in straight sets.
POLL Jana Franziska
First defeat for Slovakia, Germany is now leading Pool D alone
Slovakia, who secured an historical advance to the eight-final, tried to prepare another surprising performance for the great audience in Bratislava, but the German strength was obvious.
The team controlled the first set, but in the next one there was huge drama with a happy ending for home-side. It was the first ever set-win for Slovakia against Germany.
The home team gained fresh energy and made everything possible to be successful, especially during the fourth set, which lead to Germany remaining unbeaten in Group D
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 SLOVAKIA.
GERMANY number of service aces compared to SLOVAKIA
Errors leading to points of GERMANY, next to those from SLOVAKIA
“We were close to them, but they made still pressure to our defence and blocked strong. Nevertheless, I am very happy with our performances here in Bratislava. It is good also for Slovak volleyball federation.”
Felix Koslowski, Germany coach: “Today was even more difficult than yesterday, because we have played against a team with amazing attitude and mentality."