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EC M: Latvia causes major upset by beating Spain

by WoV
source: cev.lu

In the last day of action of the European qualifier taking place in Szeged, Latvia caused a real surprise by beating Spain 3:2 (25-18, 20-25, 22-25, 25-18, and 15-8) to finish second in the group before the second round robin that is scheduled for next week in Riga.


Latvia – Spain

Latvia opened by claiming the first set (25-18) and even though the score remained close for most of the time, Spain could go for the provisional 1:1 after 29 minutes of intense play.

Spain stretched that good momentum also to set 3 (25-22) going up 2:1 in sets but anchored by Lauris Iecelnieks and Ansis Medenis, Latvia fought their way back and by exploiting some mistakes by Spain, could go for the 2:2.

Latvia eventually dominated the deciding tie-break (15-8) and could finalize a splendid comeback to claim a victory only a few could have reckoned with.

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