Volleyball players from Germany's national team qualified for the first time in their history at the European Championship Final. Andrea Gianni, the Italian coach, made an incredible turn from 0: 2 to the final 3: 2 (24:26, 15:25, 25:18, 27:25, 15:13) over Serbia in the first semi-final of the Championship of the Old Continent Poland, played tonight at a near 8500 spectators at the Tauron Arena in Krakow.
So the Bundestimm reached its first final for the European title. For Andrea Gianni, this will be the second consecutive battle for gold in Europe after taking Slovenia to silver medals in 2015. In the final, Germany will play against the winner of the second semi-final match between Russia and Belgium later this evening. On the other hand, Serbia loses for the 9th time the European Championship semi-finals, and will again argue for bronze after 2013 against the loser from "Sbornaya" and "Red Devils". The final is tomorrow (September 3rd) at 21.30 hours Bulgarian time and before 18.30 will be the match for the bronze medals.
The most useful for Germany was the star of the team Georg Grotzer with 20 points (1 ace and 43% efficiency in attack) for the victory. Dennis Calliberda added another 12 points (3 blocks, 43% attack effectiveness and 58% positive welcome) for success. Uros Kovacevic was above all with 19 points (3 blocks, 50% efficiency in attack and 49% positive welcome).