The 2013 and 2015 EuroVolley champions have defeated Slovakia in straight sets in their last and only encounter in the 2003 group stage. Russia (pictured in 2013) has won 35 out of 38 games against the teams in Pool D, while Slovakia have only participated at three EuroVolley.
Assistant Coach 2
Assistant Coach 2
Russia secure the second place in the Pool D
The huge favourites from Russia gave no chance to the home team in their last game in Pool D in front of 5730 spectators in Bratislava. Vadim Pankov´s side dominated from the first ball and recorded a significant victory.
The Russians did not trail at any moment of the game, having a comfortable lead from the beginning in all three sets.
Russia secured the second position in Group D behind Germany, while Slovakia ended third and is looking forward to its first-ever eight-final on Sunday.
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 SLOVAKIA compared to RUSSIA.
SLOVAKIA number of service aces compared to RUSSIA
Errors leading to points of SLOVAKIA, next to those from RUSSIA
“Finally, everything went the right way for us. We haven´t been fully satisfied after our last game, we made many mistakes, but today it was great for us. But it is so early for celebrate, we have to prepare for play-off games.”
Marco Fenoglio, Slovakia coach:
“Sorry to all spectators and all the people. It was not good game from our side, but sometimes in sport games like this happen. Special sorry for people, who supported us.
“Russia had great blocks, defence. We did not know what to do, how to be successful. I do not remember defeat like this one. But the atmosphere was great again, although we were down the whole game. I have to thanks all fans for their support.”