In the first race held in Hiroshima after the transfer from Fukuoka this morning, the boys Ginalorenzo Blengini have passed 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-22), Egypt at the end of a race well played, during which were able to manage with consistency the game, not allowing it almost never to your opponents to become really dangerous.
Italy has played a neat race from the tactical point of view, showing, yes, a certain degree of technical superiority, but having to deal with any snagging that was there at some moments. In the complex that today remains a good test that allows the national tricolour to bring the balance of the situation in a tie with three wins and as many defeats.
Among the blue highlights Dick Kooy is the author of 18 points, but particularly incisive in the service in some of the key moments of the match that enabled Italy to exit from dangerous situations.
Tomorrow it’s back on the field at 8 o’clock (Italian time) against Australia.
With regard to the formations of Italy siding with Sbertoli dribble, Nelli opposite, Cavuto and Kooy hitters, Candellaro and Plan central with Balaso free.
L’Egypt has responded with Abdalla dribble, Salah opposite, Abdelrahman Seoudy and Masoud central, Shafik and Omar hitters with Ahmed Mohamed free.
CHRONICLE – very Good first half by the blue up from the first bars have created difficulties for the receiving of the north africans who have suffered the good organization of the game Sbertoli and companions. Despite a few snagging and some error in stop, the formation the tricolour has, however, succeeded to make her the first fraction on 25-19.
The second set began with more of a difficulty in receiving for the azzurri and for this reason are not able to develop a good storyline offensive. Managed, however, with patience the difficult times, and thank you especially to the effectiveness of the Information service, the guys Blengini have grabbed the equality at 16-16 after being chased for long stretches. From that moment on, the recovery of confidence and playing with confidence are able to close on the 25-21 thanks to a service the wrong opponents, the second set point.
The third set started very well by the blues who have put in great difficulty their opponents, especially the wall. With the passing of the minutes, however, the egyptians are redone under approaching to a lot in the score and taking advantage of the carelessness of the Plan and the companions (20-19). Despite the difficulties, however, Sbertoli and friends have kept from the mental point of view, and they won closed the set and match on a 25-22 in the second match ball.
BLENGINI: “I Am very satisfied for today’s victory, we knew that Egypt is a good team that in this tournament he beat Australia and Iran. I am satisfied with the attention of the boys in attack, especially in the second set have had patience and have been playing diligently. Were behind five or six points, but then they were good to shoot the opponents and then to win the set. In the last partial, then, Vermeulen has changed something and in fact have played better, but, I repeat, the boys have been really good at not getting upset and win this match really important for us.”
PLAN: “my word of the day is BANZAI because I’m really happy for this victory. It has not been easy, we started the match a bit nervously, but we have always managed the race despite the fact Egypt has tried every so often to push, but for us it was really important to start this second part of the tournament with a victory. On the whole then you have to remember that this is a new group that has not played together during the summer. Then you must add that many of the guys that are here are very young and wins are important to gain awareness in their own means trying to have fun. When you do not have a lot of experience is not simple, but I really hope, really, that already in the next race you can enter the field with a greater awareness.”
ITALIA-EGYPT 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-22)
ITALY: Sbertoli 1, Nelli 17, Cavuto 11, Candellaro 7, Information 18, Floor 2, Balaso (L). Ne: Anzani, Pinali, Russian, Antonov, Pesaresi (L), Lavia, Zoppellari. All. Blengini
EGYPT: Abdalla, Salah 5, A. Seoudy 6, ‘dola 1, A. Said 9, Deyo 5, Abdelaal (L). Hossam, 1, Hisham 6, Tayson 2, Reda (L), Mohsen. Ne: Rashad, Mansour. All. Vermeulen
Referees: Maroszek (POL), Ebrahim Ali (BHR)
Set duration: 25’, 26’, 29’
Italy: 6 bs 18 mv 7 et 26
Egypt: 2 bs 12 mv 7 et 17
(Source: press release)