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OG M: Russia cruise to straight set win over Tunisia

by WoV
source: fivb.org

World No. 2 Russia cruised to an easy straight-set victory (25-21, 25-15, 25-23) over No. 20 Tunisia in a match of Pool B of the London Olympic Games men’s volleyball tournament on Thursday at Earls Court.

Russia-Tunisia

Russia – Tunisia

It was the second victory against one loss for Russia while Tunisia suffered their third defeat in a row.

After losing 3-0 to No. 1 Brazil in their previous match of the competition, the team of Vladimir Alekno came back strong and didn’t allow many opportunities to the African opponents until the third set when they relaxed a little and had to come back to seal the victory.

As a team Russia landed 42 of 80 kills for 52.5 percentage of effectiveness and they held advantages in blocks (10-4) and serving aces (3-0).

Maxim Mikhaylov led Russia with 15 points, including two blocks and two aces, followed by Nikolay Apalikov and Sergey Tetyukhin with 9 and 8 points respectively. Tunisia’s Hamza Nagga finished with 14 points and Ismail Moalla had nine.

All the results from Olympic matches can be found here:
Volleyball – Men
     Volleyball – Women

 

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