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WL: Superman Wlazly secured win for Poland

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On Friday in Katowice, in their first home match in 2014 FIVB World League, Poland beat Italy in five sets (25-23, 24-26, 26-24, 25-27 and 15-10), claiming their second victory over the Azzurri in the history of the World League.

Poland

Poland

After a fierce fight in the final stage of the set and two time-outs in a row used by Italy’s coach Mauro Berruto, it was Poland who celebrated victory in the set 25-23.

Poland wasted two set points, while Italy scored four unanswered points and picked up the set 26-24, setting the overall score at 1-1.

After big leads for Italy in the third set, the hosts, against all odds took the set 26-24, taking the lead in the match 2-1.

At 22-20 for Italy, coach Antiga made two substitutions (Dawid Konarski for Lukasz Zygadlo and Piotr Nowakowski for Karol Klos) and Poland finally managed to tie the score at 22-22. This turn of events forced coach Berruto to call time-out. The end of the set was another close one, but this time won by the Azzurri, 27-25.

The Poles showed more mental strength, though, took control before the first TTO (8-5) and remained ahead. They were better in every element and won the set 15-10 and the entire match 3-2.

 

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