In a thrilling clash during the 1/8 finals of the European Volleyball Championships, Poland’s women’s volleyball team triumphed over their German counterparts with a decisive 3-0 victory. This remarkable win propels the Polish team into the quarter-finals of the championship, where they are set to face the Turkish women’s team.
Having showcased their prowess in the group stage, the Polish team secured four victories and faced a single defeat. Their impressive track record set the stage for their showdown with Germany in the 1/8 finals. The Polish team displayed exceptional skill and determination, ultimately overpowering their opponents and securing a place in the quarter-finals.
In the opening set, Poland held a marginal lead until a pivotal moment: Germany gained a point after Magdalena Stysiak’s offside attack, tying the score at 23-23. Coach Stefano Lavarini’s video verification reversed the decision as the ball hit the German block. Stysiak’s effective forehand then sealed the White-Reds’ victory.
The second set began strong for Germany, but Poland rallied from 2-6 down to an 18-10 lead. Although the set ended less favourably for Poland, the Germans couldn’t bridge the gap.
In the third set, despite fierce rivalry, a crucial juncture arose after Olivia Różański’s break, resulting in a 21-21 tie. A forceful attack by Stysiak secured a match point for Poland. Although the initial attempt fell short, the team’s persistence yielded a hard-earned victory.
With their triumphant advancement to the quarter-finals of the European Volleyball Championships, the Polish national team is now poised to face the Turkish women’s team.
Poland – Germany 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 26-24)