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EG M: Russia and Germany confident, Bulgaria upsets Italy

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The action in the men’s volleyball tournament in 1st European Games in Baku resumed after one day of a break with second round matches in Pool B.



Russia had an opener in which it confirmed a candidacy to dominate Pool B with a easy second victory in the competition, in three sets against Belgium 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-23).

Ilya Vlasov had 12 points for Russia while Jolan Cox scored 10 in Belgium.

In the same pool, Germany and Bulgaria also noted wins.

Germany and Slovakia entered in a duel with one victory each on their account. Slovakia could not find a response to variety of offensive plays from the opponent – 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-23).

German captain Jochen Schöps took 17 points. Marcel Lux collected 8 in Slovakia.

Another shocking news for Italy. Bulgaria caused the second loss to one of the main candidates for a medal, in four sets with 24 from Nikolay Nikolov! Iacopo Massari scored 18 in Italy. Check out the result of the 3rd set. It was a real battle!


Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
4th game 16. 06. 2015 09:00 Russia vs Belgium 3:0 25:18; 25:18; 25:23    
5th game 16. 06. 2015 16:30 Germany vs Slovakia 3:0 25:15; 25:18; 25:23    
6th game 16. 06. 2015 20:00 Bulgaria vs Italy 3:1 25:21; 22:25; 34:32; 25:19  


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jowseframirez June 17, 2015 - 2:24 am

Bulgarian veterans vs Italian first timers?
Bulgaria had Bratoev twins, Nikolay Nikolov, Gotsev, Aleksiev. Italy had young and first timers Gallani, Preti, Pesaresi, Spirito. Yet Italy never let Bulgaria go that far. The scores were very close. Great fight still from the Azzuri.


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