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    Polish Volleyball Players Dominate Belgians in European Championships 1/8 Finals

    In a thrilling encounter at the 2023 European Championships, the Polish national volleyball team showcased their dominance, advancing to the quarter-finals by overpowering their Belgian counterparts in a spectacular 3-1 victory. The match played in front of an electrified crowd, saw the Poles secure their spot in the next round, where they will face the formidable Serbian team.

    Poland’s journey to the 1/8 finals highlighted their strength as a top contender. Despite a minor setback against the Netherlands, they secured a 3-1 victory, following dominant wins over the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Denmark, and Montenegro, all ending 3-0. In contrast, Belgium struggled in the group stage, facing defeats from Italy, Serbia, and Germany but clinching 1/8 finals with wins against Estonia and Switzerland.

    Set-by-Set Battle: Poland’s Triumph Over Belgium

    The first set displayed Poland’s overwhelming strength, swiftly building a 2-0 lead and securing a comfortable 25-16 win. Aleksander Sliwka led with six attack points, backed by strong blocking from Jakub Kochanowski and Lukasz Kaczmarek.

    Despite an initial rally, Poland took control with a 5-0 lead, eventually sealing the set at 25-17. The Belgian coach called a timeout, but Poland’s superior skills prevailed, particularly Lukasz Kaczmarek’s excellent blocking.

    Poland’s 5-1 lead in the third set was quickly challenged by Belgium’s determined comeback, led by Mathijs Desmet. Despite a timeout, Poland struggled, allowing Belgium to extend the match.

    The fourth set mirrored the third, with Belgium initially leading. However, Poland staged a late comeback, securing the set 25-22 and the match.

    Quarter-Final Clash: Poland Takes on Serbia 

    Poland now advances to face Serbia in the quarter-finals, promising more thrilling volleyball action in the European Championships. 

    European Championships 2023 Quarter-Finals:

    – Slovenia vs. Ukraine (11 September)

    – France vs. Romania (11 September)

    – Italy vs. Netherlands (12 September)

    – Poland vs. Serbia (12 September)

    Poland – Belgium 3-1 (25-16, 25-17, 23-25, 25-22)

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