Sunday, 27 May 2018
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Back on the track and looking fantactic

Bulgarian block was unreachable today
Bulgaria played its best match since the beggining of the World League and kept at least theoretical chances for qualifying to the finals. In Varna the Lions ran over Cuba with 3:0 (25:22, 25:21, 25:21) playing the most spectacular volleyball.  We are back on the track, claimed Bulgarian players,  demonstrating enourmous confidence in all phases of the game and pleasing 5200 people including the president of FIVB Mr. Jizhong Wei.
Only the first set was close for each team but Bulgaria closed it. In a point to point rally support of the fans and wings of last days victory gave Silvano Prandi's boys advantage. Using perfectly his strong locomotives Kaziyski and Nikolov, setter Zhekov managed to keep the play hard for Cubans. Float serve and great usage of middle blockers at the right time were the keys for a brilliant victory against tired Caribbean team.
Second set just gave the crowd what they came for - Bulgaria as it has to be seen. One new face and one good remembered powerful volleyball made every heart in the gym happy. Hosts lost confidence just for a moment in the third set when Cuba managed to equalize at 21st point. However Bulgaria was already unstoppable and reached for the final victory.
Now chances stand before both teams. Cuba has the easier task - to beat Japan at home. Bulgarians has to beat Russia and to hope that they can become the best third team in the pools. 

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