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Overview

The European Champions from 2005, who finished 5th at the 2017 EuroVolley face Greece at their 15th appearance at EuroVolley. Out of all encounters, Greece has never won a match against Italy at EuroVolley or any other world major competition (W0-L17).

Article - Pool A Preview
  • Match Polls
  • Officials
    First Referee
    Nikolai KNIZHNIKOV
    RUS
    Second Referee
    David FERNANDEZ FUENTES
    ESP
  • Venue Information
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    L'Arena is the first new-generation multi‐purpose hall in France. This venue can host concerts, sports events, congresses, and exhibitions. L'Arena offers an ideal location, just a few hundred meters from the airport and with tram connection to the city center. The Arena has been designed with visitor comfort in mind: bars, luggage rooms, air conditioning, information screens, and entertainment...: unrivaled conditions of comfort ensuring that you make the most of its exceptional events program
  • How To Attend
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    Route de la Foire, MONTPELLIER - PEROLS, 34470


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Team

Squad Listing

Team

C 9

ZAYTSEV Ivan

Opposite

1

CANDELLARO Davide

Middle blocker

2

SBERTOLI Riccardo

Setter

5

JUANTORENA PORTUONDO Osmany

Outside spiker

6

GIANNELLI Simone

Setter

10

LANZA Filippo

Outside spiker

11

BALASO Fabio

Libero

13

COLACI Massimo Vito

Libero

14

PIANO Matteo

Middle blocker

15

RUSSO Roberto

Middle blocker

16

ANTONOV Oleg

Outside spiker

17

ANZANI Simone

Middle blocker

19

LAVIA Daniele

Outside spiker

20

NELLI Gabriele

Opposite

Coaches

62752

BLENGINI Gianlorenzo

Head Coach

Player profile

BLENGINI Gianlorenzo

Head Coach

23906

MATTIOLI Francesco

Assistant Coach 2

Player profile

MATTIOLI Francesco

Assistant Coach 2

Recent Results

Team Statistics

ITALY

Overview

GREECE

Player Statistics

Match Report

Italy beat Greece in pleasant battle

Article 13 September 2019

The fifth match of Pool A was the first one not to end on a 3-0 result due to the great battle that occurred in Sud de France Arena on Friday evening. The Greeks offered a very pleasant game made of courageous defences, clever set distribution and performing attacks. Once Italy tied the match 1-1, they secured their victory through renewed aggression and fast transition.

 

Definitely one of the best games seen so far, the Italians’ second win probably earned them a spot in the Round 16, but Blengini’s team will be reaching for the first seed. To do so, they will need to defeat, among others, Bulgaria on Tuesday and France on Wednesday.

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The match in numbers

114
Points

The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.

115
Duration

The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.

438
Spectators

Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.

196
Match Spikes

The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.

57%
Reception Level

An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.

10-0
Net Domination

The number of successful point winning blocks of ITALY compared to GREECE.

3-8
Ace Count

ITALY number of service aces compared to GREECE

37-33
Error Difference

Errors leading to points of ITALY, next to those from GREECE

"Everybody knows how strong Italy are, with their superstars, but we pulled off a good game. We took one set, and tomorrow we will play against another great team, trying to improve day after day. Hopefully we'll win the right game to qualify for the next step."

Georgios Petreas
Greece's captain
Georgios Petreas

"The Greeks played really well, especially in defence where they put so much energy. It was a problem for us at the beginning of the match and then we found our way to solve the problem. Now, we have to think match by match and then we'll see."

Ivan Zaytsev
Italy's opposite
Zaytsev celebrating

"It's our first time in EuroVolley whereas you don't even need to present Italy. So for us it was important to win this set, we gave out our passion, we stayed concentrated, but it was difficult for us to earn more than one set. We definitely enjoyed the game tonight."

Menelaos Kokkinakis
Greece's libero
Kokkinakis' great save

Day 2 Recap

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