Volleyball - European Golden League (F): Les Bleues end their clear round with success in Spain - Sport 365

Published on June 11, 2022 at 9:15 p.m. – updated on June 11, 2022 at 11:24 p.m.

Mathieu WARNIER

Les Bleues ended the group stage of the European Golden League with a victory in four sets against Spain, their fourth in four games.

Four out of four for the Blues! After beating Bosnia and Herzegovina twice and dominating Spain on their court, Emile Rousseaux’s players ended their journey in the group stage of the European Golden League with a clear victory against the Spanish. If Pascual Saurin’s protégés scored the first point, the Habs immediately took control in the exchange and gradually widened the gap. However, when they were leading by seven lengths, Lucille Gicquel’s teammates (22 points) experienced a soft spot and conceded a 5-1 which revived Spain… only a few seconds. Indeed, in the wake, the Habs signed a 5-0 to take off and get a first set point. The second was finally the right one. The start of the second round saw the French team take the direct measure of Lucia Varela Gomez’s teammates (9 points).

Les Bleues ready for the last four

But the latter had the resource to come back to a point at first and then come back up to the Blue. A setback that did not slow down Emile Rousseaux’s protégés. A series of three consecutive points allowed them to regain control and soar to win the second set by a margin of seven points. The fate of the third set was quickly obvious. Overwhelmed, the Spaniards could not resist the force of this tricolor strike. If the gap initially oscillated between two and five points, a 5-0 made it go to eight units. The end of the match saw the French team manage their advantage to conclude the match with their first match point (17-25, 18-25, 20-25). With a perfect record, Les Bleues make sure to play a semi-final at home, on June 16 in Orleans against Croatia, who finish best second in this initial phase.

EGL-F VOLLEYBALL – EUROPEAN GOLDEN LEAGUE (W) / POOL A
Day 1 – Wednesday May 25, 2022
France – Spain: 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-18)

Day 2 – Saturday May 28, 2022
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Spain : 1-3 (24-26, 23-25, 25-21, 23-25)

Day 3 – Wednesday June 1, 2022
France – Bosnia and Herzegovina: 3-1 (25-17, 25-20, 22-25, 25-19)

Day 4 – Saturday June 4, 2022
Bosnia and Herzegovina – France : 1-3 (25-28, 18-25, 19-25, 23-25)

Day 5 – Wednesday June 8, 2022
Spain – Bosnia and Herzegovina : 0-3 (16-25, 18-25, 24-26)

6th day – Saturday June 11, 2022
Spain – France : 0-3 (17-25, 18-25, 20-25)

Ranking of Pool A
1- France 4 wins-0 losses
2- Bosnia and Herzegovina 1V-3D
3- Spain 1V-3D


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