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EUROVOLLEY M 2021: Poland’s symphony against Russia – world champion enters medal zone

by WoV
source: www-old.cev.eu

In the quarter-finals of the 2021 CEV Men’s Volleyball European Championship, driven by the ‘doping’ of its crowd in Gdańsk, Poland wrecked Russia and entered the top four of the tournament.

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Poland vs Russia is the big classic of men’s volleyball as these two had held several epic matches thus far. Tonight, in the quarter-finals of the CEV Men’s EuroVolley 2021, the world champion had an extra player on its side – the fans. They filled the stands of the Ergo Arena, which can accommodate 11,000 spectators at volleyball matches, almost to the top. Building on a spectacular 72 % effectiveness in the attack in the first set, Vital Heynen’s guys took the next two and eliminated the rival who came to the tournament with the weakened squad: 3-0 (25-14, 26-24, 25-19).

Bartosz Kurek and Wilfredo León scored 14 points apiece on the winning side, with the latter having 74 % attack (14/19, blocked once). Egor Kliuka put down 14 points for ‘Zbornaya’.

Quarter-finals of the CEV Men’s EuroVolley 2021

September 14:

Netherlands – Serbia 0-3 (23-25, 20-25, 25-27)

Poland – Russia, 8:30 p.m. CET

September 15:

Italy – Germany, 4 p.m. CET

Czech Republic – Slovenia, 7 p.m. CET

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