Serbia survived a scare versus Turkey, eventually beating their opponents in a deciding tiebreak to reach the quarter-finals ©Getty Images

Defending champions Serbia survived a major scare and are through to the Men's EuroVolley quarter-finals following a five-set victory over Turkey in Gdańsk.

Turkey - who beat Russia in the pool phase, cementing their status as one of the European Volley Confederation tournament's surprise packages - came back from a set down to take the lead and put Serbia on the ropes.

But Serbia, boosted by the strength of their bench, responded and were able to grind out the win.

It finished 25-18, 22-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12 in their favour at Ergo Arena.

The other last-16 tie at the venue also went to five sets, with The Netherlands squeezing past Portugal.

EuroVolley's leading scorer Nimir Abdel-Aziz added 37 more points - including nine in the decisive tiebreak - as the Dutch won 22-25, 25-22, 26-24, 20-25, 15-13.

Serbia and the Dutch will meet in the quarter-finals.

In Ostrava's Ostravar Aréna, Germany and Italy earned quarter-final berths in more routine fashion.

The Italians brushed aside Latvia 25-14, 25-13, 25-16, before Germany defeated Bulgaria 25-14, 18-25, 25-19, 25-22.

Italy will play Germany for a place in the semi-finals.