Poland’s women’s volleyball team beat Germany 3:2 (22:25, 25:16, 25:19, 17:25, 15:11) in Wednesday’s match in Łódź, advancing to the semifinal of the 2019 European Volleyball Championship.
The Polish team lost the first set, yet managed to win the subsequent two. With the fourth set lost, the Poles pulled it off in the decider, bringing the game to victory. Eventually, the team won 3:2 (22:25, 25:16, 25:19, 17:25, 15:11).
For the first time in history Poland’s women’s volleyball team has advanced to the semifinal of the European Volleyball Championship.
Germany was expected to be a difficult rival to defeat. In the 1/8 stage Germany won with Slovenia 3:0, and had not lost any match in the D group before advancing to the 1/8 stage. The match with Poland was their first defeat in this year’s championship.
As a result, the Polish team entered the semifinal and will play Turkey in its capital, Ankara, on Saturday. The matches for the silver and gold medal will take place the following day.
This year’s championship quarterfinal took place at the Atlas Arena in Łódź, central Poland.