The famous Italian coaching style has spread all over Europe and is widely respected in Slovenia too. The team continues their successful cooperation with Alessandro Chiappini. How will the Italian coach respond to what his colleague has created over the last two years? Both teams keep introducing new, young talents to European Volleyball. Pay close attention to 21-year-old Paola Egonu, Alessia Orro and, even younger, Sylvia Nwakalor and enjoy dynamic Volleyball between Italy and Slovenia.
DE GENNARO Monica
FAHR Sarah Luisa
NWAKALOR Sylvia Chinelo
SYLLA Miriam Fatime
EGONU Paola Ogechi
ENWEONWU Terry Ruth Nkemdilim
BREGOLI Giulio Cesare
BREGOLI Giulio Cesare
Italy shows their efficiency against Slovenia
Slovenia challenged Italy in the first set and forced them to a close game which ended 27-25 in Italy's favour. In the second set, Slovenia was totally out of focus and couldn't maintain the level. This led to the set having the largest point difference in Pool B (25-8). Four Italian players even had 100% score in reception, leading the way for the setter Ofelia Malinov to distribute passes all over the court and a comfortable win for Italy.
The match in numbers
The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.
The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.
Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.
The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.
An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.
The number of successful point winning blocks of ITALY compared to SLOVENIA.
ITALY number of service aces compared to SLOVENIA
Errors leading to points of ITALY, next to those from SLOVENIA
"We played very well in the block-defense line. We also organized the defense in good way. We have achieved our goals for this match. It's very important to follow the next steps at these championships"
middle blocker Italy
"In the first set we showed a great game. Losing at the very end made it difficult for us to return emotionally and focus on our game. In the next two sets the Italians found a way to stop us"