From the beginning Hungary showed a greater desire for victory. They opened the first set with 4-0 and then escaped to 8-5 thanks to amazing attacks and defense. On the other side of the net Azerbaijan made so many mistakes and Rahimova was out of her ususal shape. The 1st set was finished with 25-16 for Hungary.
Still, Azerbaijani crew made this game very exciting after they performed a big comeback in the second set. They were down by 24:22, but managed to tie the score at 24:24. Azerbaijan saved another set point and again tied the score – 25:25, while then it was time for Rahimova and Co. to go in front! Azerbaijan took the lead at 26:25, missed the first set point – 26:26, but not the second – 27:26! Bayramova scored for 28:26 – It was 1-1 in sets.
It was expected that Azerbaijan will take over the control of the game after winning in such a close set, but that was not the case. Hungary outplayed their rivals in every game element and won the next two sets for 3-1 win! Pallag scored a historic last point which took Hungary into the Playoffs stage and which eliminated Azerbaijan from EuroVolley 2015.
Check out current STANDINGS.
|Date/Time||Teams||Set||Result per set|
|28. 09. 2015 17:00||Poland ( W )||vs||Slovenia ( W )||3:0||25:18, 25:19, 25:21|
|28. 09. 2015 17:00||Azerbaijan ( W )||vs||Hungary ( W )||1:3||16:25, 28:26, 22:25, 16:25|
|28. 09. 2015 17:00||Belarus ( W )||vs||Bulgaria ( W )|
|28. 09. 2015 17:00||Germany ( W )||vs||Czech ( W )||3:0||25:17, 25:23, 25:17|
|28. 09. 2015 20:00||The Netherlands ( W )||vs||Italy ( W )|
|28. 09. 2015 20:00||Belgium ( W )||vs||Turkey ( W )|
|28. 09. 2015 20:00||Russia ( W )||vs||Croatia ( W )|
|28. 09. 2015 20:00||Romania ( W )||vs||Serbia ( W )|
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