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EL W: First participation and they go to finals – Slovakia meet Azerbaijan for gold

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In front of own crowd in Baku, Azerbaijan repeated good performance from first leg to claim the re-match of the 2016 CEV European League semifinals with Greece as well 3-1 (25-22, 9-25, 25-15, 25-16).

Slovakia

Slovakia

Thus, after double win (3-1 in first leg), Azerbaijani NT advanced to the finals of European version of the FIVB World League where it will play against rookies Slovakia. Polina Rahimova topped Azerbaijani scorers with 19 points. Anthi Vasilantonaki had 12 for Greece.

In their premiere participation in the tournament, Slovakia progressed to the gold medal duel. After prevailing in the first leg against Slovenia on road (3-2), they once more beat same rivals 3-1 (25-18, 22-25, 25-13, 25-15). Jaroslava Pencová was the best scorer in the winning team with 18 points while Živa Recek collected 13 in Slovenia.

The first match of finals is scheduled for June 30 in Nitra, Slovakia, followed by re-match on July 3 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

FINAL ROUND / SEMIFINAL 1 /

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
1st game 22. 06. 2016 20:00 Slovenia ( W ) vs Slovakia ( W ) 2:3 16:25; 25:18; 26:24; 17:25; 12:15 STAT  
2nd game 26. 06. 2016 18:00 Slovakia ( W ) vs Slovenia ( W ) 3:1 25:18; 22:25; 25:13; 25:15 STAT  

FINAL ROUND – 13 / SEMIFINAL 2 /

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
1st game 25. 06. 2016 18:00 Greece ( W ) vs Azerbaijan ( W ) 1:3 23:25; 21:25; 25:23; 19:25 STAT  
2nd game 26. 06. 2016 18:00 Azerbaijan ( W ) vs Greece ( W ) 3:1 25:22; 9:25; 25:15; 25:16 STAT  

 

To see standings, results, stats, videos, etc, visit our European League 2016 W page.

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