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HISTORIC MOMENT FOR TERZIC’S SIDE! Serbia down USA to enter the final

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Serbia will play in the Rio volleyball Olympics final for the first time in their history! Zoran Terzic's side down USA in an extraordinary five-set match 3-2 (20-25, 25-17, 25-21, 16-25, 15-13).



Serbian team were in difficult situation as they were trailing by three (11-8) in the tie break! But, Milena Rasic with superb serves managed to reuce the lead of the rival and afterwards, Boskovic scored for a great celebration of the national team from Europe.

USA opened match much better by taking the first set 25-20! In another two sets we saw a different face of Serbia. They started bombing from the service line, block worked much better and they quickly managed to turnaround the score!

In the fourth, USA didn’t want to surrender that easy. Kiraly’s side was playing much better in the attack and defense as well. 

Both teams entered the tie-break with only one wish – to win the match and to advance the finals. USA simply didn’t have any game oscillations until Rasic stepped on to serve. It was a great comeback of Terzic’s side, that will fight for gold medal on Saturday!

Serbia USA 3-2 (20-25, 25-17, 25-21, 16-25, 15-13)

Maracanazinho hall. Spectators: 5,837. Match duration: 2h02

Serbia: Mihajlovic 22, Boskovic 20, Rasic 18, Stevanovic 6, Ognjenovic 4, Veljkovic 1, Malesevic 1, Popovic (libero), Busa, Brakocevic, Zivkovic, Nikolic (DNP).

USA: Adams 14, Larson-Burbach 12, Murphy 7, Lowe 13, Dietzen 5, Hill 2, Akinradewo 8, Robinson8, Glass, Banwarth (libero), Thompson, Lloyd.


Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
Semifinal 1 18. 08. 2016 13:00 Serbia ( W ) vs USA ( W ) 3:2 20:25; 25:17, 25:21, 16:25, 15:13    
Semifinal 2 18. 08. 2016 22:15 China ( W ) vs The Netherlands ( W ) 0:0      

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