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Overview

With top stars including Bosetti, De Gennaro and Sylla, the Italian team is one of the favourites to take it all at CEV EuroVolleyW 2019, after winning the silver medal at the Women’s World Championship in 2018. The young and ambitious team from Portugal is here in Łódź to gain experience but most definitely cannot be disregarded.

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Captains watch on for the coin toss

Starting Team

Squad Listing

C 10

CHIRICHELLA Cristina

Middle blocker

1

SOROKAITE Indre

Opposite

5

MALINOV Ofelia

Setter

6

DE GENNARO Monica

Libero

7

FOLIE Raphaela

Middle blocker

8

ORRO Alessia

Setter

11

DANESI Anna

Middle blocker

13

FAHR Sarah Luisa

Middle blocker

15

NWAKALOR Sylvia Chinelo

Outside spiker

16

BOSETTI Lucia

Outside spiker

17

SYLLA Miriam Fatime

Outside spiker

18

EGONU Paola Ogechi

Opposite

20

PARROCCHIALE Beatrice

Libero

21

ENWEONWU Terry Ruth Nkemdilim

Opposite

43332

MAZZANTI Davide

Head Coach

Player profile

MAZZANTI Davide

Head Coach

20558

BENDANDI Simone

Assistant Coach

Player profile

BENDANDI Simone

Assistant Coach

28194

BREGOLI Giulio Cesare

Assistant Coach

Player profile

BREGOLI Giulio Cesare

Assistant Coach

47266

PIERAGNOLI Luca

Assistant Coach

Player profile

PIERAGNOLI Luca

Assistant Coach

Team Statistics

ITALY

Overview

PORTUGAL

Player Statistics

Match Report

Italy thrash rookies Portugal to catch flying start to EuroVolley campaign

Article

Portugal, ranked 22 in Europe, had a tough task to cope with in their EuroVolley debut when playing Italy, silver medal winners from last year’s World Championship.

The match lasted a little longer than an hour and Italian superstar, Paola Egonu, proved that she is currently one of the world’s finest players. The 20-year-old opposite was nearly flawless and it is only the beginning of the tournament.

The Italian team had 6-0 runs in the first minutes of the second and third sets.

Another star player, Francesca Piccinini, made her debut as the ‘voice’ of Italian broadcaster RAI at this championship.

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The match in numbers

80
Points

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

62
Duration

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

1170
Spectators

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

154
Match Spikes

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

41%
Reception Level

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

9-2
Net Domination

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

8-1
Ace Count

ITALY number of service aces compared to PORTUGAL

28-32
Error Difference

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

Day 1 Recap

Play

“It was a hard match. We made many mistakes and we did not show good volleyball. Tomorrow we will play with Poland and we will give our best. We expect a difficult match, because Poland is a very demanding opponent.”

Eduarda Duarte
Middle blocker of Portugal
Italy celebrate together after a routine win

“We were excited about playing the first match at the championship, but after a few balls we started playing calm and more relaxed. We are very happy with the result of this match because we got the job done. We have a day off tomorrow. It is a long tournament with plenty of time to rest and prepare for next matches.”

Cristina Chirichella
Middle blocker and team captain of Italy