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RIO 2016 M: They are unstoppable – Italy down USA in four sets!

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The Italian national volleyball team have two wins out of two matches at Rio Olympic tournament.



Who can stop the Italian national volleyball team? France and USA didn’t manage to stop Blengini’s side so far.

In the game against USA, Italy were much more dominant side during the game, except in the second set. The first set was the most uncertain – Itay won it after 54 points.

USA came back in the second, while in the third and fourth they couldn’t do anything to stop Italy. 

Osmany Juantorena was the most dominant player with 20 points while on the other side Aaron Russell had 22 points. Recall that Emanuele Birarelli picked up injury during the game…

Maracanazinho hall. Spectators: 6,494. Match duration. 2h 05.

Italy: Sottile, Juantorena 20, Giannelli 8, Rossini, Zaytsev 15, Lanza 11, Buti 5, Colaci (libero), Piano 9, Birarelli 7, Antonov, Vettori (DNP).

USA: Anderson 14, Russell 22, Sander 12, Lee 9, K. Shoji, Christenson 1, Holt 12, E. Shoji (libero), Priddy (DNP), Troy (DNP), Jaeschke (DNP), Smith (DNP).

*DNP – did not play


Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
1st game 07. 08. 2016 09:30 Italy vs France 3:0 25:20; 25:20; 25:15    
2nd game 07. 08. 2016 11:35 Brazil vs Mexico 3:1 23:25; 25:19; 25:14; 25:18    
3rd game 07. 08. 2016 17:05 USA vs Canada 0:3 23:25; 17:25; 23:25   VIDEO
4th game 09. 08. 2016 11:35 France vs Mexico 3:0 25:18; 25:12; 25:22    
5th game 09. 08. 2016 15:00 Italy vs USA 3:1 28:26; 20:25; 25:20; 25:23    
6th game 09. 08. 2016 22:35 Brazil vs Canada 0:0      

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