It still falls after the k.or. with Monza last Sunday, the Igor Gorgonzola Novara , Massimo Barbolini, who sees interrupted a series of positive away from home in the Champions League lasted from 13 December 2017, date of the last europe’s defeat suffered away from the Shovel Igor from the blue.
After a first set masterful by captain Chirichella and companions, Novara suffers the comeback of the’Allianz MTV Stuttgart, dragged from Rivers (28 points), sciupando a nice recovery made in the final part of the fourth set. The novara slip by so to the third place in Pool C, bypassed by the same German and fromLKS Commercecon Lodz.
Stuttgart in the field at the start with Rivers opposite to the Aydinogullari, Samadan and Lohuis central, Lazic and Van Gestel spikers and Koskelo free; Igor with Brakocevic Canzian diagonal Hancock, Chirichella and Veljkovic at the centre, Courtney and Vasileva in the band and Sansonna free.
The game started well for the blue, forward with Vasileva (1-3) and with Brakocevic Canzian (1-6, ace) who, with his turn in the batting forces immediately to the timeout Stuttgart; Courtney increases the gap (5-13) in parallel, Novara up the pace and Chirichella wall drag her to 11-21, with the germans who do not go to a sign: closes a ace of central naples, 11-25.
Athanasopoulos insert in the direction Havili and the move proves successful: Stuttgart up the pace and goes 6-4 with Lazic, Veljkovic tries in the first half (11-10), but Rivers in maniout ago, 13-10, and Barbolini stops the game. Samadan stretch (18-14), Novara (italy) is not within (23-19, Rivers) and the German close 25-20 with just the opposite sign.
The blue react and go forward to 3-6 with Vasileva in the diagonal, the round batting Samadan brings parity to the master of the house (10-10, ace) with the usual Rivers which changes little after the inertia of the set, embedding Brakocevic Canzian and passing on 16-15. Stuttgart is the blank on the turn in the batting of Rivers (the German lead from 14-15 to 24-17) and closes momentum with an error bar of Hancock (25-18).
Barbolini insert Di Iulio diagonal Hancock, the director signs the 4-4 second-but two errors in a row of Vasileva are worth the 9-6 to Stuttgart. The German rise up to 16-12, Courtney tries to re-enter (16-13, maniout) while Barbolini re-Brakocevic Canzian; Novara comeback from 19-13 to 22 to 21 with the opposite italo-Serbian after a great defence of Napodano and the wall of Veljkovic is true even 22-22. After the timeout Stuttgart, however, an attack on the network of Brakocevic Canzian delivers the match ball to the German (24-22) and at the second attempt close Lazic, 25-23 in maniout.
Allianz MTV Stuttgart-Igor Gorgonzola Novara 3-1 (11-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-23)
Allianz MTV Stuttgart: Koskelo (L), Lohuis 6, Cesar (L), Van Gestel 9, Rosenthal, Lazic 8, Samadan 10, Rivers 28, Hamson, Berger, ne, Havili 5, Aydinogullari 1, Henke. All. Athanasopoulos.
Igor Gorgonzola Novara: Mlakar, Brakocevic 13, Morello, Napodano, Courtney 17, Piacentini ne, Gorecka ne, Di Iulio, Chirichella 10, Sansonna (L), Hancock 3, Bolzonetti ne, Vasileva 12, Veljkovic 12. All. Barbolini.
Referees: Gerothodoros (Greece) and Szabo (Hungary).
Notes: Stuttgart: beats winning 2, jokes the wrong 8, attack 46%, receiving 62%-35%, the walls 7, errors 19. Novara: beats winning 2, jokes the wrong 9, attack, 47%, receive 55%-25%, blocks 6, errors 19.
(source: press Release)