Bartosz Kurek was one of Poland's standout performers ©Getty Images

Poland and Russia are the first teams through to the Men's EuroVolley quarter-finals, following convincing wins in Gdańsk.

The hosts - who did not lose a match in finishing top of Group A - brushed aside Finland in straight games at Ergo Arena.

Bartosz Kurek was responsible for 10 of Poland's 39 winning spikes in the 25-16, 25-16, 25-14 victory.

Russia, facing neighbours Ukraine, had to come from behind to book a place in the last eight, where they will play the Poles.

Egor Kliuka led the way for Russia with 21 points - eight coming in set two, when Russia were searching for a response to losing the first set.

The 2017 and 2013 champions got that response, going on to secure a 22-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-22 victory.

When Russia's name, anthem and flag was banned at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, a "neutral" Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) side won the men's volleyball silver medal.

Poland and Russia will clash at the same on Tuesday (September 14).

Defending champions Serbia - who face Turkey - are among the eight teams in EuroVolley last-16 action tomorrow.