The aftermath of the full set blood battle with Canada the day before could not be found. Italy beat Slovenia with an even better performance.
Italy beat Slovenia with a set score of 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-17) in the 3rd week men’s match of the 2023 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL) held in Pasay City, Philippines on the 7th Korean time. suppressed with Italy was in a difficult situation physically as they had a bloody battle against Canada the day before, going all the way to the 5th set. However, he succeeded in overtaking Slovenia quickly by taking advantage of his overwhelming height. Both blocked goals (14-6) and valid blocks (22-17) were Italy’s advantage.
With the victory, Italy rose to third place with a record of 8 wins and 3 losses (23 points). On the other hand, Slovenia recorded 7 wins and 4 losses (22 points), and failed to overtake Argentina and Brazil, who had the same 7 wins and 22 points.
Italy, who trailed slightly at the beginning of the first set안전놀이터, changed the atmosphere in an instant. In 4-5, Yuri Romano’s direct attack and Daniele Labia’s blocking succeeded in reversing, and Romano immediately scored a serve to make it 7-5. Afterwards, in 9-6, Alessandro Micheletto blocked Clement Zebul’s attack with blocking, and Italy scored 10 points without difficulty.
Italy continued to push Slovenia. Micheletto once again intercepted Delay’s attack, and Simone Gianelli scored with her trademark pass feint. Roberto Russo’s blocking was added to this. As the score gap continued to widen, Slovenia coach Jorge Creto strongly urged the players after requesting an operation time at 11-19. However, the pattern of the game did not change significantly. Italy easily won the first set, 23-13, with Gianluca Gallassi’s consecutive fast attacks.
Slovenia announced that it would be more aggressive by introducing Lok Mozic as a starter in the second set. Mojić started the scoring from the beginning and took the lead in reversing the atmosphere, and with the help of Urnat and Jan Kozamernik, Slovenia took a 10-6 lead. However, Italy led the pursuit with Ravia performing well on both sides of the offense and defense. In 10-11, Ravia’s Digue followed by Micheletto’s score came out and the score was tied at 11-11, and then Kozamernik’s attacking error came out and Italy succeeded in reversing.
Afterwards, the two teams exchanged side outs and engaged in a fierce one-point game. It was Slovenia who first scored in a row. At 15-16, Urnat and Sasso Stalecar’s back-to-back goals overtook Italy. However, Italy immediately counterattacked with consecutive goals from Romano and Russo, and the close match continued. The final match took place in the 20-point range, and Italy laughed in the end. In 22-21, Rabia became the main character of the second set by scoring two consecutive blocking points. Italy also won the second set 25-22 with Uros Planinsic serving.
Slovenia, which was on the verge of a shutout defeat, made some changes to the starting list in the third set. Kozamernik was removed and Stalekar, who was replaced in the second set, took his place. At the beginning of the set, the two teams faced off again fiercely, and a long rally continued with each other succeeding in valid blocks and digs in succession at 9-9. Italy played the game more difficult than in the previous sets, with Gianelli and the strikers subtly out of sync.
Italy, which was struggling, found a way out, of course, by blocking. During the rally at 13-13, Italy succeeded in reversing by catching Slovenia’s four-hit through video review, and quickly took the lead 16-13 with Ravia and Romano’s consecutive blocking. Italy, which completely reversed the atmosphere with Romano’s serve score at 17-14, stepped on the 20-point high with Micheletto’s score. Italy defeated Slovenia by blocking even in the last minute. At 24-17, Russo blocked Stalekar’s fast break and sealed the shutout victory.