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19. 05. 2018

EL M: „Red Dragons“ prevail over Sweden, Portugal surpass neighbors Spain thanks to impressive reception

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Portugal, Belgium, Finland, and Estonia victoriously opened their campaigns in the 2018 CEV Men’s Volleyball Golden European League, a competition that serves as a qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League and features the top 12 teams in Europe as per the latest CEV ranking (with the exception of those participating in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League).

 

The 2017 FIVB World League - Group 3 winners Estonia beat Slovakia on the road in Poprad, in Pool A, by a 3-1 (25-22, 24-26, 25-19, 25-17). The national team from the Baltic made an impressive reception (72%) while Renee Teppan was their best scorer with 22 points. Oliver Venno recorded 72% attack (13/18).

In the same pool, Belgium defeated the home side od Sweden in four sets as well, partially 25-20, 23-25, 25-21, 25-17. Tomas Rousseaux topped „Red Dragons“ with 16 points, while Igor Grobelny made 77% attack (10/13) and 73% reception (15 digs, 2 errors, 27% excellent). Sweden made notable blocking display as a team with 14 kill blocks (Wilhelm Nilsson 6, Viktor Lindberg 5).

Finland was ruthless against the Czech Republic at home in Mikkeli, in Pool C, 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 27-25). Samuli Kaislasalo top scored the Scandinavian side with 21 points. Tommi Siirilä contributed with 6 kill blocks.

In a derby of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal proved too strong for Spain, 3-1 (25-18, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22). Marco Evan Ferreira was the best scorer in the winning side with 21 points. Portugal recorded as much as 82% reception with Caíque Silva standing out with 92% (12 digs, 25% excellent)! João Fidalgo made 89% (19 digs, 1 error, 68% excellent).  

 

To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our Golden European League 2018 / Male / Seniors page.

 

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