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WAGNER MEMORIAL 2018: Russia barely defeat Canada in a thrilling five-setter

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Russia had a 2-0 lead but afterwards the Canadian team showed a bit of different playing style, reducing the advantage of the opponent.

Russia vs. Canada

Russia vs. Canada

The tie-break was a real roller coaster. 

Let’s start with the first set where we watched a great performance of the Russian team. Their display didn’t leave that much space to Stephane Antiga’s team 25-17. Even in the second set, they had to surrender 25-22.

However, we saw an answer from the Canadian team in the next two sets. Russia looked like a team who needs a confidence boost. Canada took the opportunity to tie the score while Russia were trying to reach their display from the first two sets.

In the tie-break, after many turnarounds, Russia managed to defeat Canada and to stay undefeated at the Hubert Wagner Memorial. 

The winner of the tournament will be decided tomorrow at 17:30 CET, when the undefeated teams have scheduled a meeting!

The second round of Wagner Memorial, Saturday (August 25):

Poland – France 3-2 (30-28, 21-25, 22-25, 25-21, 15-13) Report

Russia – Canada 3-2 (25-17, 25-22, 22-25, 21-25, 18-16)

The first round, Friday (August 24):

Poland – Canada 3:0 (29:27, 25:17, 25:19) Report

France – Russia 1-3 (16-25, 25-23, 20-25, 24-26) Report

The third round, Sunday (August 26):

France – Canada 14:00 CET

Poland – Russia 17:30 CET


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