The match finally ended with the same score as last week in Kharkiv with Germany imposing their pace and quality also at “Lukna” sports hall in Maribor.
Ukraine stormed back in set 2 where they improved their efficiency in attack and defense but Germany responded well in the next section to go up 2:1 showing some real self-confidence and breaking away after the second technical time-out.
Things did not change in set 4 where Germany moved up 8:5 especially via the serving turn of their star Georg Grozer and by combining good defense and excellent attacks they could finish the set with a margin of 7 points.
“I can be quite happy with the result even though we lost that second set that was really close in the end. This is a pity but we are still where we wanted to be and leading the charts, so this is good. The match against Slovenia will be decisive to determine who makes it to the final round” said after the game head coach Vital Heynen.