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ROMANIA will play to regain their title
The second semi-final encounter was no less exciting than a previous one. Although Romania were a pre-favourites, Hungary -sparked by home crowd - tried their best to challenge the visiting team. The match itself had a very competitive beginning, but then the visiting team, who was better in executing their attacks (56% to 45%), jumped to a three-point lead and kept the distance safe. Mircea Peta was a leader of the away side with 5 points. The same number of points were tallied by Hungary's Krisztian Padar, but his teammates were far less successful than their opponents.
In front of the home crowd, Hungary jumped to 12-10, but they didn't manage to keep it for long even if Camaron Keen led a much better balanced game. Romania made up the difference and imposed their own rhythm. With solid reception (53%), Romania improved their advantage and closed the set in their favour.
The visiting team kept the momentum, starting the third set with 4-0 lead and improving it further to 15-8. But the result on the scoreboard didn't discourage Hungary, who spared no efforts in their furious chase. However, the team around Robert Koch couldn't get closer than two points (18-20), once Romania used their first match point, stamping their ticket to the gold medal match with an ace from captain Cristian Bartha.
Mircea Peta topped the scorers chart with 14 points, including 10 attacks, 3 aces and 1 block. Peter Blazsovics was a top scorer of Hungary with 12 points to his name.
The match in numbers
The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.
The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.
Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.
The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.
An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.
The number of successful point winning blocks of ROMANIA compared to HUNGARY.
ROMANIA number of service aces compared to HUNGARY
Errors leading to points of ROMANIA, next to those from HUNGARY