At 1: 3 (29:31, 25:15, 22:25, 22:25) against Olympic champions France, the second guard of the German Volleyball Federation (DVV) made on Monday night in Tallinn, Estonia, although considerable resistance and dominated the gold medalist from Tokyo in the second round with powerful impacts and strong block work almost at will. In the end, however, the greater experience of the enemy prevailed.
The standings in Pool D has lost the team of national coach Andrea Giani, but stays on course knockout round. The next task is waiting on this Tuesday (16.00 pm) the meeting with Latvia.
spared Many upstart forces
The Italian Giani was the third appearance in the Saku Suurhall not only Grozer a break and put him as the second Libero on the bench, but decided to leave in comparison to the two winning games against Croatia and co-hosts Estonia only middle blocker Tobias Krick and Libero Julian Zenger in the starting lineup. As diagonal player who later became top scorer Linus Weber came (27 points) to the course, as a player Championship debutants John Tille.
The boys showed before the favorites no respect and held well from the beginning with. At the end of the first round she fought off seven set points and placed an own before the Frenchman with two aces ended the sentence.
In the second section the Germans were thanks to an excellent service series of outside hitters Moritz Karlitzek meantime twelve points ahead and enervated their irritated Opposite clearly. After the 1: 1 rate balancing the game was hard fought, but the decisive points finally reach the Equipe Tricolore.