Poland continue its winning streak defeating debutants Montenegro in straight sets with subs. It was their fourth victory in Pool D of the European Championship, and almost certainly secured first place in the Pool. After three matches in Rotterdam, Poland moved to play in Amsterdam but the change of location did not influence the display of the team coached by Vital Heynen. Polish head coach started the match with star players like Wilfredo Leon and Mateusz Bieniek, but once the match developed he put all players in the court who are normally not in the starting six. However, also the ‘second team’ of Poland impressed with powerful volleyball and was too strong for Montenegro. Poland has a rest day on Wednesday and on Thursday they are playing their last pool match against Ukraine. Dawid Konarski was the top scorer of the match with 13 points, while Marko Vukasinovic scored 9 on the other side.
The Netherlands beats Estonia 3-1 in front of a great Dutch and Estonian crowd. It was a very important victory for the hosts, who will face tomorrow Czech Republic. Nimir Abdelaziz was once again the best for the Dutch, scoring 22 points, while Michael Parkinson set up 5 winning blocks.
2019 CEV European Volleyball Championship, pool stage – Day 6:
POOL A (Montpellier, France)
Greece – Portugal 1-3 (25:19, 21:25, 23:25, 17:25)
Italy – Bulgaria 3-1 (22:25, 25:23, 25:21, 25:17)
POOL B (Brussels & Antwerp, Belgium)
Austria – Spain 2-3 (23:25, 28:26, 23:25, 25:23, 11:15)
Slovakia – Belgium 0-3 (23:25, 20:25, 15:25)
POOL C (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Slovenia – North Macedonia 1-3 (24:26, 28:30, 25:19, 24:26)
Turkey – Belarus 3-1 (25:21, 26:24, 20:25, 25:19)
POOL D (Rotterdam & Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Montenegro – Poland 0-3 (10:25, 17:25, 19:25)
Estonia – Netherlands 1-3 (25:22, 19:25, 19:25, 20:25)
Source: CEV. Photos: randomvolley.com