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Poland finally beat Germany in last Pool D match of 2010 FIVB World League

Polish middle blocker Marcin Mozdzonek was instrumental in his sides first win over Germany in this year's FIVB World League
Katowice, Poland, July 9, 2010 - Poland gained revenge over Germany following three losses in the 2010 FIVB World League by recording a victory in their final match of the tournament with a 3-1 (25-27, 26-24, 25-21, 25-18) over the visitors in Katowice on Friday.

Polish middle blocker Marcin Mozdzonek led all scorers with 17 points, eight of which came from blocks. Georg Grozer topped the scores for Germany once again as he finished the game with 14.

Polish team coach Daniel Castellani made three changes to the opening squad and the players showed their appreciation by taking the hosts to an early lead. However Germany brought the game level before Castellani brought in his most experienced players in Pawel Zagumny and Mariusz Wlazly which helped the home side push for the set. However they couldn't finish the job as the Germans came from behind to take an early lead.

A close battle ensued early in the second as once again both teams went point for point. Georg Grozer's killing spikes allowed Germany to take a three point leadbefore Poland managed to level the score. However superb digging from Piotr Gacek and Michal Bakiewicz helped the home side clinched the set.

The Poles carried the momentum through to the third set as they kept the lead to secure the set and take the lead for the first time in the match.

Poland controlled the fourth set from the off and the result was never in the balance. Germany's coach Raul Lozano looked for help from the bench, but despite the substitutes the hosts claimed the fourth set 25-18 to win the match.

Germany finish their campaign second in Pool D as Poland fall just behind in third.

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