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The final match ended with the score 3:2. During the game the Russians were at first 1:0, then 2:1 by the parties, but each time the Germans managed to equalise and in the end the gold was played out to a tie-break. At the beginning of the decisive game the Germans managed to take the lead with the score 5:2, but after that, the Russians seized the initiative and brought the tie-break to win.
“The game was tough and our boys deserve applause, praise. I congratulate the guys, the whole team, the Federation leadership. It’s very cool! Remember the selection for the Olympic games — 2004, which was held in Leipzig. Today more than ever important and necessary in the sport to win in this difficult and challenging time. To Russia sports argued that it is very strong. Today very good day,” he said after the match the Agency “R-Sport” Vice-President of the Russian volleyball Federation Gennady Shipulin .
Russian national team became European champion for only the second time in history. Earlier, the Russian volleyball players won the championship in 2013. Two-time European Champions are Maxim Mikhaylov, Sergey Grankin, VOLVIC and Axew. Three Euro Russian volleyball players have lost.