Unbeaten Poland is the first semifinalists of the 2019 CEV European Volleyball Championship!
In the first match in EuroVolley against Estonia, they lost their only set in the tournament, and they did not have lot of difficult neither with Germany in the quarter-finals. So, even Germany was unable to tear off at least one set from the side coached by Vital Heynen: 3-0 (25:19, 25:21, 25:18).
Winning the first set by 25:19 extended Poland’s streak of conceding 19 or fewer points to 17 sets! This streak came to an end in the following set. So, Poland remained unbeaten in the tournament with a 7-0 score.
The stands at the Omnispor hall in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn were again filled with more than 6,000 Polish fans that saw nearly perfect performance of their team, expecially attacking display of Wilfredo León: 18 points and 81% excellent attack (17/21)! Michał Kubiak was a defensive beast tonight with 79% reception (14 digs, 50% excellent).
György Grozer was on a high level against Poland scoring 18 points through respectable attack success rate of 62%, 16/26). However, his display was not followed properly by either of his teammates. There were no other players in double digits in the team of the vice-champions.
2019 CEV European Volleyball Championship – quarter-finals:
Source: CEV. Photo: randomvolley