With Evgenia Tsima on service position, Greece took a quick lead in the opening phase (0:5) that had grown to six points at the first technical time-out. Though Danish coach Sven-Erik Lauridsen called his team on the side for the second time at 2:11, Greece imperturbably kept harvesting its points (5:16). An out spiked ball of Trine Kjelstrup brought the Greek their first set point that was cashed by Tsima with a block (11-25).
In the second act, the score was opened by the Danish team, but Greece quickly took back the lead (1:2). A kill block of Aikaterina Giota and Tsima brought the provisional 11:6 on the scoreboard in Apeldoorn. The squad of head coach Dimitrios Florios led by nine points at the second technical time-out. A long rally that was finished by a well hit spike from the 3 meter line of Lykke Degner was followed by two other Danish points (13:19), before Anthi Vasilantonaki spiked out the second set in favor of the Greek.
After the seven-point arrear at the first technical time-out in the third set, Denmark knew a modest revival (5:10). But then the Greek scored nine points in a row (5:19). With substitute player Mira Abildgaard on service position, Denmark walked from 8:22 to 13:22 before a Greek substitute had the honor to close the match that brought Greece its first win in Apeldoorn.