10. 06. 2019

VNL 2019 M: Poletaev’s serving display deadens Italy, USA beat Portugal in 4 sets

Source: volleyball.world; Photo: volleyball.world

674 0

Russia won the match in the 2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League for the fifth straight time to get a 5-1 record in the tournament.


Russia swept Italy on Week 2 closing in Pool 6 (at home in Ufa) by a 3-0 (29-27, 25-16, 25-18) to score the fourth successive victory against the “Azzurri” on a major world level tournament. Italy are now at 4-2. As for the game itself, Italy trifled away a 16-11 lead, succumbing to Viktor Poletaev’s serving who made 3 aces in a row at 13-16. Russia’s opposite hitter finished the game with 5 aces and 17 points (16 in the first two sets). Oreste Cavuto scored six for Italy, whose players in the starting lineup in the third set had an average age of only 21.7.


In the same pool, the U.S. national team took its second win (2-4) of the 2019 VNL by beating tournament’s debutants Portugal, who are at 1-5, in four sets. Benjamin Patch led all scorers with 20 points, while Marco Ferreira notched 16 for the losing side.

2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League, Week 2 – Day 2:

Pool 5 (Ningbo, China):

Bulgaria – France 3-2 (18-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 15-11)

China – Poland 0-3 (22-25, 13-25, 15-25)

Pool 6 (Ufa, Russia):

Portugal – USA 1-3 (20-25, 25-22, 22-25, 17-25)

Russia – Italy 3-0 (29-27, 25-16, 25-18)

Pool 7 (Tokyo, Japan):

Argentina – Brazil 2-3 (20-25, 25-21, 28-26, 23-25, 12-15)

Japan – Iran 0-3 (22-25, 21-25, 19-25)

Pool 8 (Ottawa, Canada):

Australia – Germany 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-16)

Canada – Serbia 2-3 (17-25, 26-24, 21-25, 28-26, 12-15)




Since you are here…

…we have a small favor to ask. WorldofVolley is one of the most popular volleyball websites in the world that provides many volleyball news daily. We are covering many worldwide competitions, trying to inform all of our fans by publishing the breaking news.

Since we want to keep our future much secure, consider this donate button as a way to support our work and to help us grow.


Choose Amount
Do you find this article useful?
+2   Yes     No   0-

No comments on this topic.

Post a comment


Latest comments

VNL 2019 M: France end Iran’s 7-game winning streak, Australia beat Portugal in battle to avoid relegation

Some of the players from the Portuguese national team during the match would get a hard blow from me. When he served Alex Ferreira and the ball was passing to Portugal, they did terrible things.

VNL 2019 M: Poletaev and Leal make admirable attack success rates, leading Russia and Brazil to wins in Pool 16

What about scarse reception of Leal? Took 6 aces suring the match.... What about services mistakes? So he made 11 points in attack but gave away directly 8!!! Great score, 2 positive..... Reply

WoV BLOG: Volleyball signals that setters use

What is back signs by player showing to service player Reply