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HUGE UPSET AGAIN – Magnificent Slovenia beat Italy and advance to final!

by WoV

This is another epic performance by Slovenian national team at the 2015 CEV European Championship! They knocked out Italy from the semis in Sofia and booked ticket for tomorrow’s final match! Firstly, Slovenia eliminated the world champions Poland in quarterfinals and now another giants, Italy. The best scorer in the winning team was Tine Urnaut with 22 points. In Italy, Ivan Zaytsev and Osmany Junatorena had 15 each.

Slovenia

Slovenia

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20:25 – Slovenia win!

20:24 – Set point for Slovenia !

20:23 – But in another attack, Urnaut scores

20:22 – Great serve by Piano. Urnaut couldn’t manage to receive it

19:22 – Mistake by Klobucar from the service line

18:22 – Service mistake by ItalyBlengini’s side is in huge trouble

16:20 – ACE by Gasparini

16:19 – Fantastic Gasparini finishes again! Time out by Blengini

16:18 – Juantorena keeps Italy in the match

15:18 – Slovenia keep the advantage

13:16 – Gasparini uses nine-meter dig by Urnaut .

13:15 – Urnaut keeps Slovenia ahead!

11:13 – What a block by Pajenk!

11:12 – Slovenia have the lead

9:8 – Mistake by Urnaut from the service line

8:8 – WoooW! Urnaut with a great move. Blengini save. But it doesn’t count.

8:7 – Italy have the lead at he first TTO after all

7:7 –Vincic chooses middle and he is right! Kozamernik scores!

7-6 – Urnaut finishes great rally

7:5 – Juantorena brings two points of advantage to his team

5:5 – What a block by Pajenk. One on one versus Giannelli!

4:3 – Vincic tries with dump move… Italy lead

2:3 – Crowd supports Gasparini  but he sends ball out of bounds

1:3 – Wonderful touch by Gasparini  from the service line. Blengini calls for time-out

1:2 – Zaytsev misses two opportunities to score, Urnaut punishes “The Azzuri”

0:1 – Cebulj opens the fourth set

Italy vs. Slovenia

Italy vs. Slovenia

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20:25 – Huge block on Zaytsev. Slovenia have 2:1 lead

20:24 – But, Lanza gives Slovenia first set point

20:23 – Lanza’s ace make Giani to call time out

17:22 – Gasparini again! Time out Blengini 

17:21 – Gasparini finishes rally with a strong spike

16:20 – Huge trouble for Italy . They are trailing by four

15:18 – Juantorena’s mistake gives Slovenia three points of advantage! Time out of Blengini

14:16 – At the second TTO, Slovenia lead!

13:15 – And believe it or not, Urnaut scores again!

13:14 – Urnaut is on fire!

12:13 –Urnaut  likes to spike against triple block

12:12 – This is definitely save of the match by Anzani. He uses leg to make a set to Lanza !

Zaytsev

Zaytsev

11:12 – What a reaction by Pajenk and spike by Cebulj

10:10 – Buti’s strong spike

8:8 – Italy started playing much better and with 3-0 scoring run tie the score

5:8 – Slovenian side are leading by three at the first TTO in the third set

3:6 – Cebulj ACE

3:5 – Mistake by Buti from the service line

3:4 – Great block by Zaytsev!

2:2 – Two service mistakes!

1:1 – Good answer on the other side

1:0 – The first point in the third set goes to Italy 

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25:23 – Service mistake. Italy tie the score in sets 1:1

24:23 – Gasparini saves it. Time out Blengini

24:22 – Set point for Italy 

23:22 – Giani’s side is still in the game

23:21 – Lanza manages to trick block of Slovenia 

22:20 – That’s why he is one of the best players in the world! Zaytsev again better than the rival’s block

21:20 – Ivaaan Zaytsev tricks Slovenian block. Amazing

19:20 – Juantorena against triple block – Slovenia lead again!

19:19 – Tine Urnaut  finishes with a strong spike

19:18 – ACE. Simone Giannelli!

18:18 – Juantorena with a strong spike

17:18 – Again block of Vincic!

17:17 – Misunderstanding by Vincic and Kozmarnik

14:16 – Lanza’s mistake gives Slovenia two points of lead at the second TTO

14:15 – What a rally! Urnaut finishes it with a perfect spike! Time out Blengini

14:14 – Smart move by Urnaut . Slovenia tie!

14:12 – Vincic now chooses Cebulj 

14:11 – Poor set by Vincic and block by Italy

13:11 – Gasparini’s footfault. Time out Andrea Giani!

11:10 – Italy lead for the first time in this game!

10:10 – ACE by BUTI!

9:10 – Zaytsev scores against one player block

8:9 – Italy are trying everything! Cebulj sends ball wide!

5:8 – Slovenia lead at the first TTO by three

3:6 – Block of Slovenia works fine! New block of Vincic!

3:5 – BOOM. Cebulj  destroys the floor!

3:4 – Italy  don’t want to repeat display from the first set!

Slo vs. Ita

Slo vs. Ita

1:3 – Slovenia have lead again!

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13:25 – AGAIN block! Slovenia have the lead in sets 1:0

13:23 – Ten points of advantage for Slovenia ! Vincic sets perfect block!

12:20 – Cebulj ace!

12:19 – Great move by Urnaut , Zaytsev couldn’t block it!

11:17 – Service mistake –Gasparini 

10:17 – Ace! Gasparini 

10:16 – And again mistake by Lanza

10:15 – Mistake by Lanza

10:14 – New block on Zaytsev , but ball goes wide!

8:12 – Another point for Slovenia . Klemen Cebulj

8-11 – Good first tempo by Kozamernik

8-10 – Italy are very close. Juantorena spike was unstoppable

6-9 – Refferee is right!

* Urnaut sends ball out of bounds but he wants challenge

5-9 – Zaytsev scores and celebrates the point very loud 

3:8 – Slovenia have big lead at the first TTO!

3:6 – Zaytsev finally scores!

2:6 – Time out for Italy 

1:4 – Pajenk uses mistake of Italian libero Colaci

1:3 – Good block by Giani’s side!

1:1 – Juantorena answers with a strong spike!

0:1 – Buti sends ball wide! Slovenia lead!

0:0 – The match has been started by serve of Slovenia !

Slovenian and Polish fans together!

Slovenian and Polish fans together!

Have you seen how Ngapeth punished Lafitte?

* 16:37 (C.E.T) – Referee says – “Warm up is over”!

* 16:30 (C.E.T) – Teams are still warming up. There are Polish and Slovenian fans cheereing together for Slovenia!

* 16:16 (C.E.T) – The fans are entering the gall. There is flag of Finland in the stands.

* 16:00 (C.E.T) – The teams are warming up for the match!

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FINAL ROUND – 13 / SEMIFINALS – 13 / –

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
Semifinal 1 17. 10. 2015 17:45 local time (16:45 C.E.T.) Slovenia vs Italy 3:1 25:13; 23:25; 25:20; 25:20    
Semifinal 2 17. 10. 2015 20:45 Bulgaria vs France 0:0      

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Axe October 17, 2015 - 4:30 pm

What I can see from the photo is there will be almost novody to watch this game eventhough is the semifinal. Am I wrong?

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David October 17, 2015 - 7:01 pm

BlueRedWhite you laughed of the Poles. Now you do not laugh? Congratulations to Slovenia. You deserve it.

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