Match info | Description
Confident march to the finals for Russia
Russia made a
confident march to the finals of the Wolrd League 2009 defeating
Bulgaria in Varna for the second time 3:0 (25:21, 25:22, 25:21). Bigger
self esteam and class in the decisive moments made it easier for guests
even though 7 000 throats were screaming for Bulgaria. One magnificient
crowd did not deserve to see its team failing that way. The victory
however was recognized by everyone - Russians took what belong to them.
Russia triumphed at the end making 'one little sport miracle'
The picture was almost a carbon copy of friday's match. All
expectations of Russia being under pressure did not survive even a set.
Bulgaria tried to launch a play of their own but several times fell in
rival's trap and lost at the end. All 3 sets were a point-by-point
rally untill the 20th point.
Then everything went wrong. Seing that Prandi's boys are not confident
enough Russians run over all the hopes of the crowd for anything more
than a 0:3 loss.
Mikhaylov was the surpise for Bulgarian defense launching several fire
atacks to be a presentation of Russians motivation. Again captain
Tetyukhin was the leader and that does it for the match. A small sport
miracle happened, Daniele Bagnioli said.
For his colleague Silvano Prandi was only lack of motivation in his team.