27. 05. 2018

VNL M: It was supposed to be a derby… Italy blow away Serbia; Brazil sweep Germany

Source: volleyball.world; Photo: fivb.org

1131 0

Italy closed Week 1 of the 2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League with all wins as they smashed Serbia on Day 3.

 

It supposed to be a derby of the closing day at Week 1 in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, but Ivan Zaytsev – Osmany Juantorena duo didn’t think so. Italy blew away Pool 4 hosts Serbia in Kraljevo in straight sets, partially 25-21, 25-18, 25-16.

Zaytsev top-scored for Italy for the third time in Week 1. He poured in 17 points (2 kill blocks, 3 aces), while Juantorena added 12, of which 11 in the first two sets. There were no players in double digits in Serbia who did not serve a single ace tonight.

In the same pool, Brazil swept Germany by a 3-0 (26-24, 25-23, 26-24) despite the fact they trailed by a 6-0 in the second set. That’s when Maurício Borges left the court due to a pain in his left calf and was replaced by Douglas Souza. Luckily for the Brazilian fans, the injury of their starting outside hitter was not serious and he got back in later. Brazil maintained invincibility over Germany that lasts from 1993.

Wallace Souza highlighted “Seleção” with 16 points while Éder Carbonera made 5 kill blocks. In Germany, Christian Fromm scored 17 points. 

 

To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2018 / Male / Seniors page.

 

SUBSCRIBE to have full access to WoV PROFILES, STATS, and WoVVIDEO.

Discover what's new in the volleyball world.

 

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

No comments on this topic.

Post a comment

antiRobotImage

Follow

Latest comments

ITA M: Fantastic four ready to battle for Scudetto!

#1 This is going to be a tremendous year for the Italian League. Every team has made moves to improve throughout the league.
#2 The top 4 are so close that it would not be wise to bet money.
#3 Depth and Roster managment may be the determining factor this year. It that happens , Lube and Perugia are in trouble with so much $ invested in such a few.
#4 I think the Super Coppa was a predictor to the Finals of the Scudetto. Modena and Trentino will upend Lube and Perugia. Reply

WCH 2018 W: All six teams are known for Third round

If Russia had won the match even in 5 sets they would have classified because they would have ended up with same number of victories than us but one more point. So before the last set against China ended USA was not classified Reply

WCH 2018 W: Italy keep the perfect score, easy win for Japan over Puerto Rico!

No 'perfect score'! Italy lost one set to China! The only 'perfect score' in this World Championship is Serbia's! Reply

Testimonials

Most Viewed Profiles

Kim Yeon-Koung

39409

Nikola Rosić

37413

Fenerbahçe ISTANBUL ( W )

34675

Tijana Bošković

32091

Profiles

Ivan Miljkovic
Maxwell Philip Holt
Modena Volley
Bartosz Kamil Kurek
Zenit KAZAN
Jenia Grebennikov
Fenerbahçe ISTANBUL ( W )
Brankica Mihajlović
51902 Total
1778 Claimed
40547 Players
6036 Coaches
241 Agents
6283 Teams