A prestigious victory against a top team that had already played three friendly games. Osmany Juantorena shined with 5 aces, while Birarelli was extremely effective at the net with 76%.
“Five very useful sets after such a long period of physical and technical work without any games – said coach Stoytchev – We tried to do the things we talked about before the game, we did not always managed to do that. I am therefore not hundred percent satisfied but I think the arrival of Djuric and Stokr will do us good”.
Copra Elior Piacenza–Itas Diatec Trentino 2-3
(15-25, 25-22, 26-24, 22-25, 8-15)
COPRA ELIOR: De Cecco 1, Papi 9, Holt 1, Fei 24, Zlatanov 16, Tavana 9, Marra (L); Corvetta 2, Tencati 1, Ogurcak 3, Maruotti 1, Vettori 1. DNP. Latelli. Coach. Luca Monti.
ITAS DIATEC TRENTINO: Burgsthaler 6, Raphael 4, Juantorena 17, Birarelli 14, Uchikov 20, Kaziyski 16, Bari (L); Colaci (L), Lanza 4, Chrtiansky 1. DNP. Sintini, Valsecchi. Coach. Radostin Stoytchev.