France scares Serbia, Boskovic saves the Champions and is semifinal – OA Sport

Serbia flies to the semifinals at the European Championships 2021 women’s volleyball, but the World Champions were scared for a set and a half by the increasingly surprising France. The Balkans won 3-1 (22-25; 25-18; 25-7; 25-20) at the Stark Arena in Belgrade (Serbia) and passed the round with some more trouble than expected, thus earning the ‘announced confrontation from inside or outside with Turkey by Giovanni Guidetti scheduled for Friday 3 September at 5.00 pm (the final to be played against the winner of Italy-Holland, semifinal that will be staged three hours later).

The girls of coach Zoran Terzic, bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, were surprised in the first set by the transalpine team, a real revelation of this continental review (they beat Belgium in the group stage and then Croatia in the round of 16) and in a big way preparation for Paris 2024 (where they will try to be protagonists, after the men have won the gold medal at the last Games). Emile Rousseaux’s sextet holds its own against the hosts even in the first part of the second fraction and holds up until 18-19, only to give in on Ognjenovic’s turn and then collapse in the long run. At that point Serbia is in control of the contest and closes the score in 96 minutes of play.

To drag the Champions of Europe, who are chasing confirmation in front of their audience (today there were 6750 spectators in the stands), was naturally the champion Tijana Boskovic. The opposite has scored 27 points (4 blocks, 44% in attack) and has risen far and wide, called into question with insistence by the always valuable setter Maja Ognjenovic (at the 300th match in the national team, awarded before the match). The crushers Bianca Busa (7 points, 29%) e Bojana Milenkovic (8 points, 44%) struggled to take off, in light of the power plants Mina Popovic (10 points, 6 walls) e Milena Rasic (13 points, 2 walls, 72% efficiency), Silvija Popovic the free. For France, the forwards Lucille Gicquel (9 points) and Amélie Rotar (15 points) were not enough.

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