21. 09. 2019

EUROVOLLEY 2019 M: Grozer at his best as Germany eliminate Dutch team, Russia run over Greece

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Germany became the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals of the 2019 CEV European Men’s Volleyball Championship.


Vice-champions Germany are through to quarter-finals of the 2019 EuroVolley.

The team coached by Andrea Giani outplayed co-hosts the Netherlands in four sets in front of the packed stand at the Omnisport hall in Apeldoorn (3,200 spectators). It was partially 25-17, 25-22, 30-32, 25-23. Thus, Germany prevented “Oranje“ to qualify for the top 8 even after 10 years.

Germany have finally had their star player György Grozer at his best. The opposite hitter struggled with a calf injury in the pool stage. He scored 20 points for his team, while Tobias Krick made 5 kill blocks and 83% attack (10/12). Nimir Abdel-Aziz poured in 29 points for the Dutch side.


Russia gave no chance to Greece to become the second team to advance to the quarter-finals. They also maintained the invincibility in the tournament (6-0).

In the match that took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the “Zbornaya“ ran over rivals in straight sets in only 71 minutes of a play, partially 25-16, 25-15 and 25-16.

Dmitriy Volkov led defending champions with 18 points, while Ivan Iakovlev set up 4 kill blocks.

2019 CEV European Men’s Volleyball Championship – 1/8 finals:

Netherlands - Germany 1-3 (17-25, 22-25, 32-30, 23-25)

Russia - Greece 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-16)

Serbia - Czech Republic (17:30 CET)

France - Finland (19:30 CET)

Poland - Spain (20:00 CET)

Belgium - Ukraine (20:30 CET)

Slovenia - Bulgaria (20:30 CET)

Italy - Turkey (17:00 CET) September 22



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