Bulgaria and Netherlands had secured top two spots in the Pool A already before this clash, so the only question was – Who will claim the top spot and go directly to the quarterfinals?
The answer is – Bulgaria!!!
The co-hosts of the tournament outplayed Netherlands in thrilling finish. Bulgaria was the first to reach the match point at 14:13 and had a counter-attack to finish the game, but the visitors made a great block and stayed alive – 14:14. In the following point, The Netherlands had the counter-attack, but this time the Bulgarian block was at the right place and brought another match point for the home side – 15:14.
Bulgaria missed that one as well – 15:15, but they got the third match point at 16:15… It was the lucky one! Vladimir Nikolov converted a counter-attack into a point with a great spike – 17:15.
FINAL ROUND – POOL A
|Game||Date/Time||Teams||Set||Result per set||Stats||Videos|
|1st game||09. 10. 2015 17:30||Czech||vs||The Netherlands||1:3||21:25; 17:25; 25:20; 18:25||STAT|
|2nd game||09. 10. 2015 20:30||Bulgaria||vs||Germany||3:0||25:20; 25:17; 25:20||STAT|
|3rd game||10. 10. 2015 17:30||The Netherlands||vs||Germany||3:2||17:25; 25:23; 22:25; 25:21; 15:13||STAT|
|4th game||10. 10. 2015 20:30||Czech||vs||Bulgaria||2:3||25:19; 20:25; 25:16; 19:25; 9:15||STAT|
|5th game||11. 10. 2015 17:45||Germany||vs||Czech||3:0||25:14; 25:14; 25:16||STAT|
|6th game||11. 10. 2015 20:45||The Netherlands||vs||Bulgaria||2:3||27:29; 25:20; 26:28; 25:23; 15:17|
|Team||Ranking Points||Matches||Sets||Points||Set Ratio||Point Ratio|
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