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ITA M: Petrić silenced PalaBreBanca

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They showed quality, they showed character, and they deserved to be the protagonists of this report. Boys from Perugia started Serie A with a victory over Cuneo.



There are no many teams who would manage to get up after a classic knockout. We refer to result of third set in which Perugia lost 31:29 and was on the edge of losing the entire match.  But, Kovač players survived. And not just that.They made a great come back against a team which lost in finals of Champions League last year, on their court.

Perugia was running on Serbian fuel as Aleksandar Aatanasijević was brlliant once again, but at the end hero was his teammate Nemanja Petrić. Serbian receiver ended this match with an ace in fifth set for 16-14 for Perugia!

Results of the first round:

Cuneo – Perugia 2-3 (25-23, 20-25, 31-29, 19-25, 14-16)

Cuneo: Rouzier 26, Rauwerdink 21. Perugia: Atanasijević 28, Petrić 19.

Citta Di Castello – Piacenza 3-1 (28-26, 18-25, 25-13, 25-23)

Citta Di Castello: Van Walle 31, Fromm 17. Piacenza: Papi 14, Simon 13.

Lube – Molfetta 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-19)

Lube: Zaytsev 13, Kurek 12. Molfetta: Sabbi 14, Mazzone 8.

Modena – Ravenna 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 28-26)

Modena: Quesque 14, Derdo 13. Ravenna: Klapwijk 14, Cebulj 12.

Vibo Valentia – Verona 3-1 (27-25, 25-27, 25-20, 25-21)

Vibo Valentia: Gavotto 22, Randazzo 15. Verona: Ter Horst 22, White 14.

To read more about this competition click on Italian National Championship 2013/2014 coverage page.

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