Who says that “13” is an unlucky number? Believe it or not, the Russians claimed their 13th title in the European Volleyball Championship.

What an amazing performance for the 2012 Olympic Champ, RUSSIA, in the 2013 Men’s European Volleyball Championship. The powerful  Russians outsmarted the Italians in an exciting 4 sets, (3-1) – 25-20, 25-22, 21-25, 25-17.

ImageDuring this tournament, the Italians are showing their massive blocks above the net and very evident during their match against Bulgaria in the semifinals. However, the Russians have planned enough to destroy those blocks and were able to capitalize their play and dominated the opening and second sets of the match.

But the Italians fought back in the 3rd set (21-25) with their open hits and unforced errors from the Russian squad.  This upset the Euro champ and went in shape of their game in the 4th set. Dmitriy Muserskiy, led his team with his unstoppable quick and middle attacks. No wonder, he was chosen MVP of the tournament.🙂

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