Serbia thrashed Turkey to reach the final in Baku today ©CEV

The Netherlands and Serbia will meet in the final of the Women's European Volleyball Championships in Baku after coming through their semi-finals in different styles today.

Serbia, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medallists, showed their class by overcoming Turkey in straight sets at the National Gymnastics Arena.

Turkey thrashed Russia, the 2013 and 2015 gold medallists, yesterday but could not continue that form.

Serbia produced an emphatic display to claim a 25-17, 25-12, 25-21 win.

“At this moment Serbia has more quality than Team Turkey, that’s for sure, but also Turkey yesterday played an incredibly good game and surprised everybody by beating Russia 3-0," said Serbian head coach Zoran Terzić.

"They definitely exerted a lot of emotion yesterday and could not play on the same level today – especially when we speak about motivation and energy on the court, which made it a little easier for us."

The Netherlands beat hosts Azerbaijan to reach the gold medal match ©CEV
The Netherlands beat hosts Azerbaijan to reach the gold medal match ©CEV

The Netherlands, meanwhile, silenced the National Gymnastics Arena by beating Azerbaijan in a five-set thriller.

The contest was in the balance throughout but the Dutch team will at least retain their silver medal from two years ago after recording a 20-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-27, 15-12 win.

“We said to each other we have to fight and really go crazy, because they have such hard hitters and they are really tall, so it’s not going to be easy, plus we already lost two times before, so we really wanted a revenge and this was a perfect opportunity for us," said The Netherlands' Kirsten Knip.

"It is good that we won, I’m so relieved.” 

Tomorrow's winners will secure their second European title.

The Dutch won gold in 1995 on home soil while Serbia did just the same in 2011 in Belgrade.

Both teams have already met in the group stage with the Serbians coming out on top 3-0 then.

Action concludes with the medal matches tomorrow.