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CEV CL M: Lube Civitanova Triumphs Over VK Lvi Praha in Pool E Showdown

by WoV
source: CEV

In Pool E Champions League encounter, VK Lvi Praha from the Czech Republic faced off against the Italian powerhouse Lube Civitanova. Lube Civitanova secured a convincing 0-3 victory over the Czech club (22-25, 17-25, 23-25).

Lube Volley Civitanova – Photo: LegaVolley.it

The match began with Lube Civitanova establishing an early 5-0 lead. VK Lvi Praha responded with aggressive serving and strong net defense, briefly closing the gap to 7-6. Despite their efforts, Lube clinched the first set 22-25, thanks to fewer errors.

In the second set, VK Lvi Praha struggled against the formidable Italian blocks, leading to a 17-25 win for Lube Volley. The third set showcased spectacular saves by Italian libero Fabio Balaso and notable play by Argentinian setter De Cecco. VK Lvi Praha nearly took the set, but ultimately, Lube Civitanova prevailed, securing three points and leading Pool E with a total of six points.

“We expected a hard match. The beginning was difficult with strong service from Lvi Praha, in particular from McCarthy and Schouten. We managed to stay in the court without getting nervous and thinking about other things. Step by step we played better, we found solution from the bench, replacing Bottolo with Nikolov. It was not an easy match because Lvi Praha play very good which they proved in Maaseik. We worked well defensively and were able to deal with the variability of all of Prague’s attackers.”

Gianlorenzo Blengini, Head Coach of Cucine Lube Civitanova

VK Lvi Praha vs. Cucine Lube Civitanova 0-3 (22-25, 17-25, 23-25)

VK LVI Praha: Tlaskal (L), Estrada Mazorra 2, Cech 2, Vodicka 2, Krca, Monik (L), Tibitanzl, Schouten 7, Mc Carthy 14, Thiel, Crer 7, Kollator 2, Janouch 1, Madsen 6, Coach: Barrial

Cucine Lube Civitanova: Chinenyeze 7, Thelle, Motzo 1, Balaso L, Lagumdzija 16, Nikolov, Diamantini , De Cecco 4, Bottolo 6, Yant 17, Bisotto (L), Zaytsev, Anzani 4, Larizza, Coach: Blengini

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