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Overview

 

Poland failed to reach the semi-finals in the last four European Championships and this fact will motivate Poland to take some serious actions against Germany in order to not repeat that phase. Motivated by the fact that Poland beat Germany 3-1 in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League will put them in respect. Germanys road to the quarter-finals is historical. They have reached their longest run since 1990, and they have done it with spectacular play by the stars of trio Poll, Weitzel and Lippmann. Felix Koslowski, head coach for Germany will motivate the team remembering the success trip they have had up till now. ”We played really well in Slovakia. We won all games in our Pool, because we were presenting the same level throughout the whole group stage. Here in Łódź we must stay concentrated and put maximum effort in our matches,” he said.

The teams shake hands at the start of the match

Head-to-Head


· Poland won 13 of their previous 23 European championship matches against German teams, including each of their last five.
· Germany's last European championship win over Poland was a 3-2 in the 1999 group stage.
· Poland defeated Germany 3-2 in the 2017 group stage, their most recent meeting in European championships.
· Their most recent meeting in a knockout match in European championship matches came in the third-place decider in 2009. Poland won in straight sets.
· Poland beat Germany 3-1 in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Malwina Smarzek (30) and Louisa Lippmann (23) led their teams in scoring.

Poland

· Poland defeated Spain 3-0 in the round of last 16, their third straight-set win at this European championship.
· Poland could record at least four straight-set wins at a European championship for the first time since four in 1985.
· Poland failed to reach the semi-finals in the last four European championships. They had reached four successive semi-finals from 2003 to 2009.
· Poland lost in the quarter-finals in 2011 (vs Serbia) and in 2015 (vs Netherlands).
· Malwina Smarzek-Godek and Magdalena Stysiak (both 12) shared Poland's top scorers honours in the win against Spain.

Germany

· Germany won their last six European championship matches, their longest run in the competition since the reunification of Germany in 1990.
· West Germany never won seven consecutive European championship matches. East Germany achieved this twice, from 1983 to 1985 (12) and from 1987 to 1989 (13).
· Germany were eliminated in the quarter-finals in the previous two European championships, 3-0 against Azerbaijan in 2017 and 3-2 versus Turkey in 2015.
· In 2013, Germany last reached the semi-finals after defeating Croatia 3-0 in the quarter-finals. They ended runners-up to Russia that year.
· Germany won 14 points from stuff blocks in their round of last 16 win, eight more than their opponents Slovenia (6). Jennifer Geerties, Marie Schoelzel (both 4), Jana Franziska Poll and Camilla Weitzel (both 3) collected these points.
· Geerties and Louisa Lippmann (both 15) finished joint-top scorer in the match against Slovenia.

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Team

Squad Listing

C 5

KAKOLEWSKA Agnieszka

Middle blocker

2

GRAJBER Martyna

Outside spiker

3

ALAGIERSKA Klaudia

Middle blocker

6

LUKASIK Martyna

Opposite

8

STENZEL Maria

Libero

9

STYSIAK Magdalena

Opposite

10

EFIMIENKO-MLOTKOWSKA Zuzanna

Middle blocker

13

MAJ-ERWARDT Paulina

Libero

14

WOLOSZ Joanna

Setter

15

WOJCIK Aleksandra

Outside spiker

16

MĘDRZYK Natalia

Outside spiker

17

SMARZEK-GODEK Malwina

Outside spiker

18

ZAROSLINSKA-KROL Katarzyna

Opposite

20

KOWALEWSKA Marlena

Setter

8898

NAWROCKI Jacek

Head Coach

Player profile

NAWROCKI Jacek

Head Coach

10391

KRZYSZTALOWICZ Blazej

Assistant Coach 2

Player profile

KRZYSZTALOWICZ Blazej

Assistant Coach 2

27041

KAWKA Waldemar

Assistant Coach

Player profile

KAWKA Waldemar

Assistant Coach

45317

KAWKA Przemysław

Assistant Coach 2

Player profile

KAWKA Przemysław

Assistant Coach 2

65776

GASIOR Rafal

Assistant Coach 2

Player profile

GASIOR Rafal

Assistant Coach 2

Recent Results

Team Statistics

POLAND

Overview

GERMANY

Player Statistics

Match Report

Germany sends Poland to Semi Finals in Ankara

Article

Poland and Germany clashed in a electric arena in Łódź. And the spectators got what they wanted. Poland started as the stronger of the two teams but consistency and good serves from Germany led the Germans to overcome Poland and they gained 9 points from Polish errors in that set.
In second set Poland had the lead at 7-4 and Lippman made a fatal attack at her right wing. Poland continued to ride the success of their attacks and didn't let Germany come closer than 16 points. Nevertheless left-handed captain Hencel (GER) had a nice smash on second ball at 10-4 in fourth set. Polish team had 42% efficiency in reception and Germany 48 % over all. 19 year old Malwina Smarzek-Godek was the great star of the night with 22 points, 5 serve aces and 54% efficiency in her attacking. Poland will face Turkey for the Semi Finals in Ankara.

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The match in numbers

156
Points

The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.

120
Duration

The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.

9390
Spectators

Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.

235
Match Spikes

The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.

44%
Reception Level

An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.

12-12
Net Domination

The number of successful point winning blocks of POLAND compared to GERMANY.

11-7
Ace Count

POLAND number of service aces compared to GERMANY

41-54
Error Difference

Errors leading to points of POLAND, next to those from GERMANY

Poland signalling to the crowd

"We are going to Ankara and we will of course fight with Turkish team. We will for sure fight for medal. At the beginning of tie-break we played point to point, but we had focus on our game and improved every element. I can't imagine that we could lost this match. I played first time in front of so amazing fans, but I want more.”

Maria Stenzel
Libero for Poland

"I think we made a part of our dreams. We knew that it wouldn't be easy game. I was really hard war beetwen our teams. I'm very happy that we won after very nervous game. This is something beautiful and I can't find words to describe me feelings."

Joanna Wołosz
Setter of Poland
Joanna Wołosz sets in front of a sea of red and white home fans

"We had our great parts in this game and so had the Polish team. We made way too many own mistakes in the second set, then we totally lost it with Stysiak at service. We didn't fully use all the moments when we had control over this game. I might not realize it yet because it is a tough loss but overall I'm satisfied with the tournament. We defeated Russia, played some really good volleyball and I can't wait for our next volleyball adventures."

Jennifer Geerties
opposite for Germany