The first is good for the team of Vincenzo Fanizza, which debut in the World Championships under 19 in Tunisia, and have surpassed Bulgaria in the tie-break 3-2 (25-14, 21-25, 25-17, 22-25, 15-7).
A first victory that will certainly be good for the morale of the team, arrived at the end of a long battle against a well-developed and with which the team had given life to a race with a very intense already in the Eyof in Baku, which closed with a splendid gold medal. On that occasion, however, was Bulgaria have the better, which is why the victory today has a flavor even more satisfactory for the formation of Fanizza.
A comparison is very well-balanced from the point of view of the intensity of the game, but one in which Italy has been able to see technically something more, and managed to be top especially in the service (11-4) and the wall (16-8). Numbers that, if added to the ability to take good advantage of the key moments of the match, made the difference in this first race.
At the individual level, good evidence of Michieletto, top scorer of the match with 20 points scored, followed by Thomas Stefani, and Thomas Rinaldi, respectively with 17 and 16 signatures.
Tomorrow, the team will be at the field at 11 a.m. italy against the Czech Republic.
As initial training, the coach Vincenzo Fanizza has chosen the sextet composed by Leek dribble, Stefani opposite, Crosato and Cianciotta central, Michieletto and Disabato hitters and Catania as free.
In today’s race, Italy is immediately set with great conviction in the first partial, which they won easily (25-14) after he was ahead from the beginning to the end.
In the second it is coming out of the training of the coach Plamen, able to collect a good margin on the (12-16) that has enabled it to lead up to (21-25) that has earned the new parity.
The third part completely traction tricolor, with a boot that has left little space for the opponents (8-2). Here, then, Stefani and friends have managed to retain the advantage obtained, taking again advantage (25-17).
Bulgaria, however, has not given and in the fourth set, and managed to get back under, managing to embarrass the team (11-16), and closing the spaces to the attempts of recovery (22-25).
The tie-break was the natural conclusion of a hard-fought match, but one in which Italy has been able to better exploit the key moments of the match, riuscendosi to impose (15-7) and taking home the victory.
ITALY-BULGARIA 3-2 (25-14, 21-25, 25-17, 22-25, 15-7)
Italy: Crosato 7, Leek 3, Michieletto 20, Cianciotta 11, Stefani 17, Disabato 6, free: Catania. Ferrato 1, Rinaldi 16. Ne: Gianotti, Pol, Predominantly Asian Area In London. All. Fanizza
Bulgaria: Telkyski 4, Valchinov 13, Zahariev 7, Karqgin 16, Petrov 9, Yordanov 4, free: Kolev, Tatarov 3, Yankov, Dimitrov, Nikolov. Ne: Zhelev. All. Plamen.
Duration: 20’, 26’, 22’, 27’, 13’
Italy: 11, 20 bs, 16 mv, 32 et
Bulgaria: 4 a, 16 bs, 8 mv, 27
(Source: press release)