First RefereeKanstantsin ASIPCHYKBLRSecond RefereeAtanas VARBANOVBUL
Saku Suurhall is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the Estonian capital Tallinn. Opened in November 2001, it is the largest multi-purpose hall in the country and holds slightly more than 7000 seats. It generally hosts basketball games, as well as other sport competitions, trade fairs, corporate events and concerts. In 2002 Saku Suurhall hosted Eurvision Song Contest. Over the years many international pop and rockstars have performed there. Just to name few - Sting, Ed Sheeran, Bob Dylan, Biffy Clyro, R.E.M., Metallica etc. 2019 Men’s European Golden League Final Four also took place in this hall. Capacity: 5000
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Paldiski mnt. 104 B, TALLINN, Capacity: 5000
Visitors coming by car have more comfortable possibilities for parking on the sides and in front of the hall. The parking lots of the adjacent shopping centres remain also nearby. Eurovolley FanZone is located in Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square). From September 1st to 9th free shuttle buses are operating en route Vabaduse väljak - Saku Suurhall - Vabaduse väljak. Exact timetables and further details will be available at FanZone information booth. The public transport bring visitors right to Haabersti bus stop located just in front of Suurhall. The buses no 22 (from Vabaduse väljak), 42 (from Kaubamaja) and 43 (from Balti jaam) drive regularly from the city centre to the hall. Get directions
Middle blocker Krick is 22 years old but has the experience of 76 German matches. He was part of the Team that won the first ever German silver medal at the 2017 European Championship. He was educated at the Volleyball college Frankfurt and started his pro career in the same town playing for United Volleys. In 2020 he left Frankfurt to play for Italians Top Volley Cisterna - his first club abroad.
In the last day of pool stage at EuroVolley, Slovakia are facing a tough challenge. With the team currently standing last in the pool, their hope of qualifying to the next round will only stay alive if they succeed in beating the strong Germany. The Germans, led by Andea Giani have already secured their place in the playoffs with a very solid performance so far. However, with their backs against the wall, the Slovaks will definitely put up a fight in their survival match today.
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Last Instagram story before the battle
Coin toss for GER-SVK
Grozer spiking against Slovakia
Filip Palgut backsetting
Filip Gavenda facing Germany triple block
Tobias Krick finds his way
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Germany heading for Ostrava, Slovakia leave #EuroVolleyM
Slovakia got close to shocking Germany in the survival match but after reducing 0-2 deficit, had to accept an upsetting 2-3 defeat. With a sole loss to France, Germany had already secured their progression to the 1/8 Finals before the match. Slovakia had one win on their account, together with the hope that beating the second team of the pool will take them to the elimination round.
Both Germany and Slovakia were strong on the offence, with 78% and 71% on attack respectively. Germany, however,were more confident on reception, with 56% against Slovakia’s 35% and took the first set 25-20.
Slovakia could not keep up with Germany in the second set and with just 22% reception and 28% attack lost at 17-25.
With some substitutes joining the play for Germany, the third set was the most even so far. Slovakia eventually got ahead at 22-19 and despite Germany saving as many as three set points in a row, won the set 27-25.
Slovakia fought hard for a chance to take the game to the fifth set and succeeded. Despite just 11% reception, Slovaks managed to still put out a decent attack (62%) and end the set 27-25.
Germany looked more confident in the fifth set, gaining a 8-5 lead. This was enough to secure the set and match. Germany’s legendary opposite Gyorgy Grozer top-scored with 24 points (+13). Team captain Tomas Krisko tallied 16 points (+6) for Slovakia.
“We had only one goal for today which was to win, so of course we are disappointed. The tournament is now finished for us, but that’s life.”
Opposite of Slovakia
“Of course, we wanted to take a straight set victory this time, but Slovakia played well and maybe we were not quite as focused as we should have been. We have shown against France that we can play really well and we are hoping to show that again in the next stages of the tournament.”
Middle blocker of Germany
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 GERMANY compared to SLOVAKIA.
GERMANY number of service aces compared to SLOVAKIA
Errors leading to points of GERMANY, next to those from SLOVAKIA