First RefereeRicardo FERREIRAPORSecond RefereeIgor PORVAZNIKSVK
Ostravar Arena is a multifunctional hall in Ostrava, located in the Ostrava-South district. It was completed in 1986 and at the time, it was the largest and most modern hall in Europe. First reconstruction took place between 2003 and 2004, the other in the year 2012. The capacity of this Aren is 10 157 seats. Ostravar Arena is the home stadium of the extra-league hockey club Vítkovice. Various sports and cultural events, European Championships and World Championships are held here: - Ice Hockey World Championship (2004, 2015) - Women's Floorball World Championship (2013) - European Figure Skating Championships (2017) - Tennis tournament J&T Banka Ostrava Open – part of the WTA Tour (2020) Capacity: 9631
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Ruská 3077/135, OSTRAVA, 700 30 Capacity: 9631
TRAVELLING BY CAR In the direction from the D1 motorway it is exit 354. It is best to drive along Rudná Street, then along Závodní Street. SPORT ARENA signs guide visitors to the arena from all directions. The car parks by the OSTRAVAR ARENA are accessible from Závodní Street. GPS coordinates: 49.8044550N, 18.2512036E TRAVELLING BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT From Ostrava main train station by tram number 2 to the Sport aréna stop. From Ostrava bus station walk to the Náměstí republiky (or Dr. Malý) stop and then take tram number 2 to the Sport aréna stop. Get directions
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MONTENEGRO v CZECH REPUBLIC
The Czech Republic faced Montenegro in a key match in terms of promotion from the Group B. After an outstanding first set from both sides Czech players won in front of their fans 3:0 (30:28, 25:23, 25:10).
Both teams entered the game knowing how important every point in the table is. It was Montenegro who started with a small lead (5:3). Czechia equalized then turned the score around (14:15). Veljko Basic, Montenegro’s coach), immediately took his time-out. The players fought for every single ball and it was quite balanced (23:23). Montenegro had an opportunity to finish the first part of the game when a challenge showed an overstep by one of the Czech players (24:23). However, they didn’t use it and after many great rallies the Czech republic won the dramatic first set with Galabov’s ace (28:30).
The scenario from the previous set repeated (5:5, 10:10, 12:12). Then Lukas Vasina’s two aces started a Czech escape. They created a huge six-point lead (14:20). It looked like the job was done, but it wasn’t. Montenegro went from 16:23 to 22:23 when they had several stunning blocks. Despite that, they lost this set. Their pressure was stopped by Jan Hadrava’s attack and later the Czechs finished the second set.
The start of the third set went exactly as planned for the Czech team. They grabbed four points lead during Galabov’s serve. Even though Montenegro played well, their opponent didn’t allow them to equalize (4:5). The score difference was still increasing as Montenegro started to make mistakes and Czech pressure was higher (8:15). Hadrava’s two aces in the end meant 14 match points for his team. They used the very first one and won the key match without losing a set (10:25).
Jiri Novak, Czech coach: “Ending of the first set was so important. We were good in attack however we need more points from defence. That is why we were fighting for every point, fortunately we won. Thanks to that we handle the pressure well apart from the ending of the second set. Montenegro played that extraordinary. We tried to interrupt the game as much as possible with time-outs and substitutions. Third set was one-sided. We patiently waited for our chance and that was the key factor. We would definitely welcome if it came earlier but there are even such matches.”
Vojin Cacic, Montenegro outside spiker: “I think that suffix of the first set was the moment which decided today’s game. We didn’t use our set point which was important. It is hard, this happened before. I mean we play good game but fail in the ending. It is bad when we need to finish the set and we don’t. Congratulations to the Czech players, they played very well and I wish them best of luck in the round of sixteen.”
The match in numbers
The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.
The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.
Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.
The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.
An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.
The number of successful point winning blocks of MONTENEGRO compared to CZECH REPUBLIC.
MONTENEGRO number of service aces compared to CZECH REPUBLIC
Errors leading to points of MONTENEGRO, next to those from CZECH REPUBLIC