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Diatec Trentino got themselves back on track this week with a five-set comeback win over Top Volley Latina in front of their home crowd.
Serbia earns 11th overall medal and eighth bronze medal.
Russia seeks second Euro gold while Germany plays in the final for the first time.
The Belgians made history, earning their first ever European Championship semifinal berth on Thursday. The team must now face fourth-ranked Russia to try to earn a podium spot. Germany and Serbia round out the semifinal field.
There will be three new teams on the podium at the 2017 European Men’s Championship as the last remaining 2015 medalist, Italy, was eliminated in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Poland and France were knocked out in Wednesday’s playoffs.
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Earning free passes directly to the quarterfinals are: Serbia (A), Germany (B), Russia (C) and Belgium (D). All four teams won their groups with perfect 3-0 marks.
Serbia picked up its second win of the competition, edging Estonia in five sets and all but ensuring itself the top spot in Pool A with a 2-0 mark, while Russia seized control of Pool C at 2-0 with a sweep of Slovenia.
Finland held on for the five-set win over Estonia to open Pool A play, while Serbia made short work of Poland. A pair of sweeps highlighted Day 1 action in Pool C with wins by Russia and Slovenia.