The meeting ended with the victory of the Italian team in a tie-break with a score of 3: 2 (22:25, 25:20, 20:25, 25:20, 15:12).

The Italian national team has become the continent's strongest volleyball team for the seventh time.

Previously, the Appeninians won tournaments in 1989, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2005.

The Russian national team at the European Championship stopped at the quarterfinals stage, losing to the Poles.

Earlier it was reported that Italy will play with Slovenia in the final of the European Volleyball Championship.