First RefereeRoy BENSIMONISRSecond RefereeWojciech MAROSZEKPOL
Tampere Ice Stadium, also known as Hakametsä Stadium, was Finland’s first ice stadium originally built for the 1965 Ice Hockey World Championships. The legendary stadium is well suited for various competitions, trade fairs, concerts and other large-scale events. Hakametsä is located ca. 3 km from Tampere city centre and it is easy to reach by public transportation. Capacity: 8000
How To Attend
Keltinkatu 2 , TAMPERE, 33530 Capacity: 8000
Hakametsä Icehall is just less than 4 km from the city centre and it is easily achievable walking or with you own car, taxi or bus. You can walk from city centre to venue in 45 minutes and see beautiful sites of Tampere at the same time. By bus you can found Hakametsä with many diffrent buslines: 3A, 3B, 6, 9A, 17, 25, 29A, 29B, 40A, 80. All these bring you to less than half kilometer from the venue. By car you can found venue (address Keltinkatu 2) next to Hervannan valtaväylä on eastside of the citycentre. Parking places next to the venue are limited during EuroVolley. Get directions
Andres Jesus VILLENA
The killer. He was born in San Roque, Cádiz (ESP) in 1993. He started to play in 2006. In 2011 won the silver medal in Youth World Championship. From 2013 he played in Italy, France and Korea. He started in National Team in 2011. He is an explosive player. He dreams to play Olympic Games in the future. He likes burgers, gamer, music, cinema.
Addressc/ Augusto Figueroa, 3-2 MADRID
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Andres Jesus Villena warming up
Star opposite Urpo Sivula warming up before the game
Finnish Urpo Sivula entering the arena
Finland team with flag
Villena ready to play
Team Finland celebrating
MFC-06-SPAIN vs FINLAND
Team Finland celebrating
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Finland wins at home against Spain
Before the match, Finnish setter Mikko Esko was awarded for his impressive career with 300 national team matches. Esko, 43 years old, started his national team career already in 2000.
The first set started as an even battle, but soon Finland escaped to 6-13 lead in front of a full Hakametsä Arena. Spain's time-out at 8-15 cheered the team and they were able to decrease the point gap to 15-18. That was not enough, and Finns took the set 19 - 25. Expecially Finnish middle blocker Tommi Siirilä came strong with 8 points.
Fast start from Spain with 3-1, but Finland got their act together and forced Spain on a time-out at 5-8. The set progressed evenly with both teams giving their all. Finland took 15-18 lead with Urpo Sivula's impressive attacks. Time-out for Spain at 18-21 didn't help, and Finland won 20 - 25 with Eemi Tervaportti's second touch spike ending the set.Finland attacked from a wide range, which brought challenges to Spain's block and defence. Even time-outs for Spain in 7 - 11 and 10 - 16 couldn't restart the mediterranians' game, and Finland kept their routine strong and finished the set 18 - 25.
Four Finnish players scored over 11 points; Sivula, Ronkainen, Mäkinen and Siirilä, while Spain would have needed more scorers in addition to Villena's 14 points.
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 SPAIN compared to FINLAND.
SPAIN number of service aces compared to FINLAND
Errors leading to points of SPAIN, next to those from FINLAND
“This is a fabulous start to the tournament for us with two wins from two matches. These are two big wins – and now the pressure on us has somehow dropped. I think today’s performance was even better than in our previous game with North Macedonia earlier this week. Therefore, the perspectives for us look good now in this pool. It really feels amazing to be playing in front of such a crowd – especially because it has been so long since the last time we could enjoy the support of our fans.”
middle blocker of Finland