Volleyball News European Champions Italy Beat Germany in VNL
Volleyball News European Champions Italy Beat Germany in VNL. After enjoying much success with a younger squad in the opening week of Volleyball Nations League 2022. Defending European champions Italy are back with their star players for this week’s clash in Quezon City, Philippines.
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A mix of new talent and experience paid off in their first test of the week. As the Italians started by sweeping (25-16, 25-21, 25-22) Germany to secure their fourth win in five games in this year’s edition of the tournament.
“It was important to start the week with a win, especially after such a long journey,” said Italy captain and setter Simone Gianelli. “I’m happy we managed to play well, but we can do better. And that is what we will focus on for the next game. Germany is a very good team, and they are playing very well. Every time we play them, it’s a tough game.” Apart from outside strikers, Alessandro Michieletto, Daniele Lavia, and central midfielder Simone Anzani are in the starting lineup. Yuri Romano carried the team’s offensive load against Germany. The 24-year-old, left-handed opposing player amassed the team’s highest 13 points, with ten kills, one block, and two aces.
One of Romano’s key plays in that match was against the German block to score Italy’s first point in the first set. A few games later, he hit a quick set behind Gianelli to score 11-6.
Yuri Romano Standout Player vs Germany
Romano produced a fantastic block at 3-2 in the second set when he stopped Moritz Reichert at the net. Then, he again used a German blocker hand to win his team’s second set 25-21. In the third set, he capitalized on a blocker in front of him after a fantastic one-handed set from Simone Gianelli to swing hard and help Italy build a 3-0 lead after one of the most impressive rallies of the game.
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Center keeper Gianluca Galassi came next with 11 points (seven kills, four blocks), followed by Lavia and Anzani, who had nine points each, and Michieletto, who left the field with eight points. Libero Fabio Balaso led the team in digs (six) and passes (four), strengthening the Italian defense in his first VNL appearance. German opponent Linus Weber is the game’s leading scorer with 14 points. Italy will face Japan on Friday (today) at 19.00 local time (11.00 GMT). To keep up-to-date with International Sports news, stay tuned for the latest from the Sports News Site, EkingsNews. And for the most popular football predictions, you can also see the Football Schedule.