Coach Mario Motta’s team didn’t drop a set for the first time in the current campaign, maintaining their unbeaten run even after four games. The Swiss suddenly fell behind after easily winning the first two rounds in set 3 in Tirana with 25:19 and 25:15.
The Albanians presented there with 8:1. But like 3 days earlier in the home game against the Southeastern Europeans – back then after losing the starting set – the Swiss were able to correct the misstep immediately. After 75 minutes, Mischa von Burg converted the second match point to 25:22.
Chances for EM qualification are good
Should the Swiss also win the away game against the Romanians, who are slightly better ranked, on Wednesday, they would not be able to take the group victory and the European Championship qualification away from them. Even if they lose, they still have excellent chances of getting their ticket to the 2023 European Championship as one of the top five second-placed teams of the seven groups if they win at home against Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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