After losing on Thursday to Azerbaijan, Spain suffered its second defeat in the competition, this time being ousted by Finland again with the score of 3:2 (23-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19, and 15-13).
With this result the chances for Spain to make it to the final round look already compromised even though three rounds are still left before completion of the tournament. Spain started out really good by claiming the first two sets and standing out in blocking but Finland stormed back in set three by serving really well and exploiting Spain’s unforced errors.
The block and service helped Finland’s quest for the tie-break with the fourth set being sealed by an ace of Janika Rontti.
Finland stormed out to a massive 5:1 in the decider and even though Spain fought back (8:10), the “Suomis” could ultimately celebrate their first win in the tournament (15-13).
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