25-19 – Grozer ended the game with classy spike.
21-15 – Kaliberda just 1 on 1 destroyed Ghafour. This match is good as over.
17-13 – Finally Grozer is no longer serving. That was eight in a row.
16-12 – Fromm went in for Westphal, Grozer on the serving spot and everything turned around. Iran has no response for “Big Gyorgy”.
8-11 – Another series in favour of Iran put them up to an already nice three point lead.
7-8 – Great sequence from Iran winning two long rallies, gave them a slight lead in the third set.
25-21 – Bohme’s hammer block ended the second period. Germany is very close to record three points here.
23-19 – Grozer just reached sky high for that spike. Wow.
19-16 – Long rally belongs to Germany, it’s now three points differential. Kovac had to call a time-out.
16-14 – Iran was back into the lead for a moment, but Germany didn’t stop fighting and they have their shaky two point lead before the closing par of the second set.
8-6 – Grozer found his rhythm now and when that happens, Germany looks dangerous.
25-15 – What a beatdown directed by Germans in the first set. Amazing performance.
19-13 – Kovac did his usual double substitution featuring Marouf out and Mahmoudi in, but that didn’t help much, it’s Germany’s set to lose right now.
16-11 – Iranian mini series let them come back into the game 14-11. Heynen asked for time-out, which worked out perfectly as Germany regained the lead.
13-6 – First substitution for Iran, Mirzajanpour is out, Ebadipour in.
11-6 – Iran is in trouble right now. Reception is not good and Kovac reacts with time-out.
8-5 – Germany managed to enter this game with high spirits, snatching the early lead against Iran.
Germany: Schwarz, Kaliberda, Bohme, Grozer, Kampa, Gunthor, L Steuerwald
Iran: Marouf, Ghaemi, Mousavi, Gholami, Ghafour, Mirzajanpour, L Zarif
20:08 CET – Coach Heynen deploying some secret strategies with volunteers during warm-ups.
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