Star-filled Russia plays against North Macedonia
Last day of of Pool phase in Hakametsä Tampere starts with Russia playing against North-Macedonia. Russia has lost only one match, where as North-Macedonia is on the last place currently with no victories. Russian Egor Kliuka has performed well through-out the EuroVolley campaign and has tallied 85 points in four matches. North-Macedonien opposite Nikola Gjorgiev has also been the key player of his team with 65 points is four matches, but will need all the support from this teammates to beat Russia.
First RefereeBernard VALENTARSLOSecond RefereeRoy BENSIMONISR
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
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Keltinkatu 2 , TAMPERE, 33530 Capacity: 8000
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Ilia Vlasov spiking high!
Pavel Pankov celebrating
Team North Macedonia exulting
Yaroslav Podlesnykh attacking
Artem Volvich celebrating
North Macedonia celebrating
North Macedonia celebrating
Clash on the net
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Russia's strong serve lead them to 3 -0 victory even though resting some of starting six players
In the last game of pool phase, Russia gave a few of their usual starting six players (opposite Kliuka, setter Kobzar, middle player Iakovlev) some much needed rest for the upcoming EuroVolley playoffs. North-Macedonia was able to play free of all pressure and give their all since the underdog was still hunting for first win.The match started evenly and North-Macedonia tied 5 - 5 with two aces from Aleksander Ljaftov. However from that point on, Russia's attack game started to roll. Time-outs for North-Macedonia at 13 - 8 and 18 - 9 couldn't turn the direction of the set, and Russians strolled to set victory 25 - 15. Opposite Kirill Klets entered the court well with 5 points.
Russians claimed an early 7-3 lead in the second set, which forced North-Macedonia to call a time-out. Other time-out was held at 17 - 11. Russia's strong serve ( 6 aces) was an important weapon through-out the set and Yaroslav Podlesnykh also ended the set 13 - 25 with an ace.
Third set followed the same pattern as two previous ones, and Russia continued to dominate. Especially middle blockers Ilia Vlasov (10 points) and Artem Volvich (12 points) showed impressive moves when given the chance. Besides Nikola Gjorgiev (9 points), North-Macedonian's couldn't find their way past tall Russian block. Set to Russia 25 - 18 and match 3 - 0.
Russia continues their EuroVolley campaign in Katowice, Poland.
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 RUSSIA compared to NORTH MACEDONIA.
RUSSIA number of service aces compared to NORTH MACEDONIA
Errors leading to points of RUSSIA, next to those from NORTH MACEDONIA
“I think that we have been playing better and better with each match. Unfortunately, we failed in our opening game with Turkey but after that setback, we were able to regroup and find back our rhythm. It is obviously challenging to play a European Championship shortly after the Olympics where we definitely reached our peak – however, it is an interesting experience as well to see how much we can progress even under these conditions.”
outside hitter of Russia