In the second match of the day, team Finland faces hosts Romania in a match which will seal the name of the 6th place in the group. After good matches against Turkey and the Netherlands, Romania will want to avenge what happened during the match against Sweden and use their incredible talents to get the first win in this edition of EuroVolley. Team Finland, even though the leaderboard doesn’t reflect this, has played some exquisite bits of volleyball. If Romania manage to win, there is still a chance for them to qualify in the next phase of the competition, so all the pressure is on them. It will be a very tense encounter, that’s for sure.
First RefereeKsenija JURKOVICCROSecond RefereeRisto STRANDSONEST
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Alexia Ioana CARUTASU
Alexia Căruțașu, a teenager who breaks the barriers, was born in Bucharest on June 10, 2003. Because her father was a professional basketball player, she attended kindergarten in Ploiești, where he played. He returned to Bucharest at the age of seven. This is also the moment when volleyball training started. She likes to spend her free time with her family or her boyfriend.
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Inside the Finland locker room
Ghita Muresan in the stands, a NBA legend
Rodica Buterez has got this!
Carutasu with the winning spirit
Team Romania cheering
Krista Madsen cheering
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Finland leaves the Pool D with a victory
After the pool D derby between Turkey and the Netherlands, the second match of the day has put team Finland against crowd favourites and hosts Romania. Driven by the fans in the BTarena, Romania tried their best to obtain the first victory in pool D and keep real chances for qualifying into the next round. Adelina Ungureanu and Rodica Buterez have aided Alexia Carutasu in attack, putting lots of points on the board for team Romania. The game was close during the first set, whose conclusion put Romania in a leading position.However, after the break, Finland started taking advantage from the many errors committed by the Romanians, and turned defence into offence in exquisite manner. Point after point, team Finland managed to make the 2nd set theirs. In an incredible atmosphere created by the home fans, the third set continued in the same balanced fashion with Finland on the lead and Romania trying desperately to catch up. After some tactical tweak, Romania equalized and even got in the lead, but after a sensational challenge where a Romanian player touched the ball with the tip of her nail, the tables have turned and Finland won the third set: 1-2The 4th set started in the same fashion, with Finland leading the line and taking advantage of lots of errors by the Romanians. Finland finally won their first match in pool D and leave Romania with their heads up after some impressive performances! Romania are still winless with a game to go.
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 ROMANIA compared to FINLAND.
ROMANIA number of service aces compared to FINLAND
Errors leading to points of ROMANIA, next to those from FINLAND
After the game, Krista Madsen told us that ``I am so happy for the girls because we have been working so hard for this. I am really proud and we were really good today, we can leave with a smile on our faces. With our team spirit, I think we were the best team``.
From team Romania, Adriana Matei declared that: ``There was a lot of pressure on us. Tomorrow, Ukraine will be a good team, unfortunately we do not have anything to play for. I want to thank the public, which has been spectacular. A really, really top crowd``.