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Poland make it quick against Germany
 

Poland pinball during the match against Germany

BEIJING, 10 August - Poland made it quick in the last match of the first day of the Men's Olympic tournament by beating Germany 3-0 (25-17, 33-31, 25-20).

Raul Lozano's team erased their poor performance in the recent World League Final Round with a very consistent game against an opponent that did not play at its best.

After an effortless victory in the first set, Poland faced the crucial second set tying Germany at 14-14 with three perfect serves from Michal Winiarski. Poland tried to run away, but was caught by Germany at 21-21, eventually succeeding in winning a long-lasting frame played point by point. Robert Kromm was the most effective player on the German side, while Mariusz Wlazly and Winiarski earned the best points for Poland.

It was clear from the beginning of the third set that Germany had lost any hope of success. Good performances on blocking and serving made it easier for Poland on this important debut in the Beijing Olympic Games.