For the first time, the Asian powerhouse fell into the hands of the European squad, Bulgaria during their match of the on-going FIVB World Grand Prix.
The Bulgarians won in 3 straight sets, (3-0), 25-23, 25-23, 31-29, against the very tough Japanese. It was actually a very exciting game wherein both teams were trying to outsmart the other.
The first two sets were stolen by the Bulgarians with their strong offense and defense above the net. During the 3rd set, I thought the Japanese would steal it when they tied at 24-24 . But the Bulgarians remained strong and sealed the match at 31-29. The Japanese were trying to extend another set but to no avail as Dobriana Rabadzhieva blasted a powerful spike.
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