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ITA M: Miraculous comeback in tie-break, Scudetto belongs to Modena!!!

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Modena have become the champions of Italy after 14 years!!!

Modena fans

Modena fans

The long wait is over. Scudetto returns to the Yellow city! In the epic Game 3 of the Serie A Finals, Modena defeated Perugia and reclaimed the championship trophy after 14 years! And it all happened after a miraculous comeback in the tie-break…

Perugia were twice in the lead as they were ahead at 1-0 and 2-1 in sets, but Modena managed to take this match into the fifth set. The tie-break had a shocking start for the hosts…

Two great blocks and two out-of-bounds spikes – Perugia quickly escaped to 4:0! Only couple of moments later the visitors increased their lead to 8:3! It looked like the final series is heading toward Game 4…

However, then Luca Vettori came to the service line and Modena reduced the margin to 8:6! Perugia seized the following point – 9:6 – but Modena answered back – 9:7 – and it was time for Nemanja Petrić to serve… The Serbian player completely changed the flow of the tie break! With several amazing serves Petrić pushed Modena in front – 10:9!!!

The margin remained the same until 12:11 when the crucial moment happened. Aaron Russell of Perugia spiked the ball out of bounds – 13:11 for Modena! The hosts needed two more points to clinch the title. Lukas Saatkamp won the first one – 14:12 – while the last one came after a service mistake of Aleksandar Atansijević, who simply had to take the risk with a strong serve but the ball ended up hitting the net – 15:13!

Modena have therefore won their 12th title in club’s history, exactly 14 years after the previous one!   

PLAY OFF – FINAL  / FINAL – 1ST PLACE MATCH

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
1st game 01. 05. 2016 18:15 DHL MODENA Volley vs Sir Safety Conad PERUGIA 3:0 25:19; 25:17; 27:25 STAT VIDEO
2nd game 05. 05. 2016 20:15 Sir Safety Conad PERUGIA vs DHL MODENA Volley 2:3 25:21; 17:25; 26:24; 23:25; 10:15 STAT  
3rd game 08. 05. 2016 17:30 DHL MODENA Volley vs Sir Safety Conad PERUGIA 3:2 23:25, 25:20, 17:25, 25:19, 15:13   

      

 

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