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ECH M: Bulgaria claim top spot in Pool A after thrilling win over Netherlands

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It was super exciting in Sofia on Sunday evening! Bulgaria defeated Netherlands in five sets and qualified directly for the quarterfinals of EuroVolley 2015!


BUL vs. NED

BUL vs. NED

 

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    

 Standings

  Team Ranking Points Matches Sets Points Set Ratio Point Ratio
Played Won Lost Won Lost Won Lost
1 Bulgaria 7 3 3 0 9 4 292 273 2.25 1.07
2 The Netherlands 6 3 2 1 8 6 317 305 1.33 1.04
3 Germany 4 3 1 2 5 6 239 223 0.83 1.07
4 Czech 1 3 0 3 3 9 223 270 0.33 0.83

 

 

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