Slovak volleyball players will not play in the playoffs of the European Championship. In their final match at the tournament, they lost to Germany 2: 3 in sets.
Snapshot from the match Slovakia – Germany.
The French, Germans and Croats secured a place in the round of 16. Latvians could be eliminated by the home Estonians only in the event of an unexpected evening triumph over the Olympic champions from France.
The Slovaks presented themselves at the European Championships for the eighth time in a row and eleven times in total. They have been absent from the championship since 2007.
They achieved the best position at the 2011 European Championships, when they took 5th place in the tournament in Austria and the Czech Republic.
D-group – Tallinn:
Germany – SLOVAKIA 3: 2 (20, 17, –25, –25, 9)
They decided: Asipčyk (BLR), Varbanov (BGR)
The Slovaks needed a triumph to maintain their chances, but the Germans entered the match from the position of big favorites.
They failed in the tournament only with the French. Against the remaining three opponents in the D-group, they scored a victory for three points.Read more ONLINE: Slovaks resisted the Germans, they fell in the fifth set
The only hope for the Slovaks was the fact that the Germans could no longer move from the 2nd place in the group and could afford to “launch” the duel.
However, coach Andreu Giani did not gamble with his name and approached the match responsibly.
The Slovaks kept the tie in the first set only until 10:10, but then they showed a six-point line and directed the scales to their side. They finally won the first set on the 20th.
The second act was even clearer, the Germans scored the opening three points and had the duel firmly under control. The opponent allowed 17 points and converted the first set.
During the next match, the Slovaks raised their heads. In the third set, they led from the beginning, but at 12: 9, the Germans won four balls in their favor and turned the score around.Read more Slovaks have their first victory from the European Championships and live a chance to advance
However, the better end was managed by the better trustee of coach Marek Kardoš and they got a set after the victory 27:25.
The fourth set also brought drama, no team led by more than two points during it. The Germans were the first to get to the set-up team and thus to the match ball, but they were unable to close the match twice.
The Slovaks, on the other hand, took the first opportunity and won the set 27:25.
In the secret, however, right at the beginning, the Slovak representatives showed which gaming activity broke their knees the most in the match with Germany and in the previous key match with Croatia.
Twice they spoiled the serve and left the tone of the set to the opponent. He clearly got it in his favor 15: 9.
Source: Pravda.sk – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by sport.pravda.sk.
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