Germany are already qualified for the next round, and could enter more relaxed the match against Spain.
Most probably, head coach Felix Koslowski would count on the young Camilla Weitzel and Lina Alsmeir. Star, Louisa Lippmann has been leading her team in the past matches, and should her contribution on the court be needed, it is of no doubt that she will make her best again to deliver high-class Volleyball.
On the other side of the net, the Spanish players are out of contention for continuing ahead. They have recorded only one victory in Pool B (against Greece, at 3-2), and will finish fifth place. However, playing for their honour, Raquel Montoro&company might put up a real fight in their last EuroVolleyW 2021match.
First RefereeSiarhei VAITSIAKHOVICHBLRSecond RefereeChantal KAISERFRA
Kolodruma is the biggest multifunctional complex in Plovdiv, famous with modern architecture and impressive atmosphere. The hall is unique not only being the only covered Olympic-sized cycling track in the Balkans, but also for being able to host 22 sports at the highest level. Kolodruma has also a hall for warm up trainings, press center, locker rooms, coach rooms, LED screens, underground and grand parking for 438 cars. The Arena is connected to four boulevards so getting there is easy. Capacity: 6100
How To Attend
Naycho Tsanov Blvd., PLOVDIV, 4000 Capacity: 6100
City bus lines that have stops near the arena: 4, 10, 17, 99 PLOVDIV AIRPORT – distance to the hall is 12.2 km, cca. 15 min by car. There’s no public transportation from the airport. SOFIA AIRPORT – distance to the hall by car using highway A1 is 151 km and takes around 1 hour 40 minutes. Get directions
Raquel Montoro “torito” was born in 2002 in Córdoba ESP. She started to play volleyball in 2013 and started in National Team in 2018. Her highlight being the bronze medal in the 2021 Golden European League. She likes to improve and transmits joy and loves how Egonu plays. She likes cheese, sleep, music, cinema, and spending free time with friends. In the future she would like to be a journalist.
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Team Germany in action
Germany's coach, Felix Koslowski giving instructions
Spain time out
Spain's captain, Maria Palleres celebrating
Germany's libero, Anna Pogany
Celebrating the victory
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Germany outclass Spain to finish the group stage with style
After being already qualified for the next round Germany didn't let surprises and beat Spain in straight sets in both teams' final group stage match. The team coached by Felix Koslowski is currently second-placed in Pool B before the game between Bulgaria and Poland.
⦁ First set brought out the best from the German attackers whose kill rate went up to 61%. Spain looked effortless to fight against the "star" on the court - Kimberly Drewniok who finished the set with 11 points and 100% on winning spikes. 3 aces by Camilla Weitzel completed the high-class Volleyball shown by Germany who easily won the first set.
⦁ The next one again went in one direction only although Spain slightly improved their performance in attack mostly because of the consistency of Raquel Montoro (8 points.) Drewniok was again the leader on the other side of the net and with 5 more points brought Germany ahead.
⦁ Facing the German backup players, Las Leonas didn't give up easily in the most concurrent set in the match and even got it into a point-by-point mode in its decisive part. With a little bit more effort, Germany still managed to win the match in straight sets after a great performance by Lena Stigrot who scored 7 points in the set.
⦁ Kimberly Drewniok (Germany) and Raquel Montoro (Spain) led all the scorers finishing the match with 21 and 13 points respectively.
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 GERMANY.
SPAIN number of service aces compared to GERMANY
Errors leading to points of SPAIN, next to those from GERMANY
“It wasn’t an easy match, Spain fought right to the end. We had many difficulties in the third set but we didn’t want to lose it. The key in it for us was to stay consistent. It was my first start in the tournament. I came as a substitute and started a set but wasn’t on the court from the beginning. There were some nerves at the beginning but I think I settled down pretty quickly.”
“We already knew that we would not progress to the next phase so we gave chances to the players who did not participate so much in previous matches. Today that was our main goal. The organization of the championship is perfect. Everything is very well prepared. Everything was great.”
Head coach, Spain