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12. 09. 2017

WGCC 2017 M: Italy outblock and outserve Iran but succumb in the tie-break to the Asian powerhouse

Source: grandchampionscup.2017.men.fivb.com; Photo: grandchampionscup.2017.men.fivb.com

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In a super-intense second match of the Day 1 in the 2017 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup in Japan, Iran prevailed in a tie-breaker over Italy.

 

In an exhausting encounter in Nagoya, Iran proved to be more lucid in the tie-break against the Italian National Team after being ahead of the rivals in sets twice, 3-2 (25-19, 23-25, 28-26, 29-31, 15-11)

Italy was better than Iran in the service (8-3 in aces), in the blocking (15-8 in kill blocks) and even made nearly double the fewer unforced errors (22-42) but still managed to suffer a defeat since their mistakes always came at the worst possible moment. In general, it was a highly nervous game for both sides as Iran committed 120 errors, while Italy made 112!

Despite being a losing side, Italy had the best scorer of the match, Filippo Lanza, with 23 points. Daniele Mazzone stood out in blocking, having 6 kill blocks. Amir Ghafour notched 21 points for Iran

ROUND ROBIN, DAY 1

DATE/TIME

TEAMS

SCORE

1

2

3

4

5

6

STATS

VIDEOS

12.09.12:40

FRANCE

BRAZIL

0

3

 25

 27

 25

 27

 22

 25

 

 

 

 

 

12.09.15:40

ITALY

IRAN

2

3

 19

 25

 25

 23

 26

 28

 31

 29

 11

 15

 

 

 

12.09.19:15

JAPAN

USA

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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