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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