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WL 2016, LIVE from Krakow: Brazil smash Italy quickly in three sets!

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The national volleyball team of Brazil have scored the first win at the World League Final Six! They downed Italy in straight sets at tournament’s opening 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-19).

Sergio and Lucarelli

Sergio and Lucarelli

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Top scorers: Lucarelli  14, Wallace  12; Zaytsev 13, Birarelli 9.

25:19 – The end

24:19 – Zaytsev saves the first match point

24:18 – Brazil will have a lot of match balls

23:17 – Brazil is very close to finish the job

21:16 – No solution for Lucarelli 

20:16 – Piano scores 

19:15 – What a serve by Bruno Rezende

16:14 – Wallace with a good spike. Brazil had lead at the second TTO

15:14 – Not good moment for mistake. Giannelli sends ball out of bounds,

13:13 –Wallace  tries to surprise the rival with the short serve but…

13:12 – Saatkamp finds the way

12:12 –Juantorena  ties 

12:11 – Zaytsev keeps Italy still in race

12:10 – Another mistake by the Italians… Blengini calls for time-out

10:10 – Ivan Zaytsev  slams the ball hits Bruno Rezende to tie the score

10:8 – Easy finish by Ricardo Lucarelli 

8:6 – Good feint by Zaytsev 

7:5 – Brazil had three point lead but Mauricio Borges  made mistake from the service line

5:4 – Saatkamp with another first tempo bomb

4:4 – He tried with the same trick. Didn’t work

4:3 – What a serve by Wallace de Souza !

3:3 – Is this a war of the middle blockers! Saatkamp scores

2:3 – Birarelli answers on the other side

2:2 – Volleyball dunk by Mauricio  Souza

1:1 – Then the same player makes the mistake

1:0 –Lucarelli  opens the set with an ace

After ten minutes of pause between second and the third set, the teams are ready to play!



25-20 – Mauricio Borges scores for big lead of Brazil in this game

24:20 – Zaytsev saves first match point!

24:19 – Juantorena hits the Brazilian wall

23:19 – Long range set of Bruno , fantastic point of Mauricio  Souza

22:19 – Wallace pushes Brazil  close to the finish line

21:18 – Good action of Brazil , Mauricio Borges scores

20:18 – Osmany scores finally

20:17 – Great spike by Wallace de Souza  to keep Brazil ahead

19:16 – Italy trailed only by two, but Birarelli  send the ball out of bounds from the service line

18:14 – Juantorena ruins another chance for Italy to decrease the lead. 

17:14 – Now, Bernardo Rezende had to react…

16:11 – Two points in a row for Italy . Good serve by V ettori

16:9 – Italy are a great team but we doubt they can return into this set…

14:8 – Wallace stops Zaytsev …Amazing block. Another time-out of Blengini 

12:8 – Lucarelli scores an ace on the other side

11:8 – Juantorena hits the net

10:8 – Zaytsev  with a brutal spike

10:7 – Vettori keeps Italy in the game

10:6 – The Italian national team is not in the mood today. Blengini asks for one more time out, to try to wake up his players. Otherwise, Brazil will take 3-0 win

8:6 – Bruno Rezende scores an ace! Italy ask for video challenge but the ball hit the line!

5:5 – Birarelli ties

5:4 – What a serve fail by Zaytsev 

4:4 – What a defense of Brazil , counterattack, but Italy’s triple block stops it

2:2 – Someone of the Brazilians has touched the net. All tied

2:1 – Finally there is an answer of Italy 

2:0 – Brazil continue in the same rhythm



25:18 – What a finish by Brazil! Bruno Rezende finds Mauricio  Souza to take the first set!

24:18 – Wooow! Another ace by Lucarelli !

23:18 – Great Serve by Lucarelli !

22:18 – Zaytsev had the opportunity to decrease the result but he sent ball wide

21:18 – Italy is still in the game

21:15 – Lucarelli tricks Juantorena 

20:15 – Ivan Zaytsev keeps hopes of the Italians…

19:14 – Good set by Bruno Rezende and amazing spike by Mauricio Borges!

17:13 – Serve mistake by Wallace 

17:12 – Brazil have a huge lead in the first set

16:12 – BOOM! Wallace sends bomb to the other side to earn the biggest lead of his team so far in this game

15:12 – Mistake by Vettori, Brazil again had big lead

13:11 – Wallace answers on the other side with a strong spike

12:11 – Two amazing moves by Buti! Firstly, he scored first tempo point, then he made a huge block

12:9 – Blengini asks for time-out after Brazil’s three-point lead

10:9 – Birarelli tricks the defense of Brazil

9:7 – Brazil score three points in a row to take the advantage! 

6:7 –Lucarelli !

5:7 – Saatkamp hits the ball, ball goes out of bounds. Italy have two-point lead again

5:5 – All tied. Borgesis preparing to serve

3:4 – Bruno Rezende uses opportunity to smash the ball after poor reception of Italy 

1:3 – Mauricio Borges sends ball wide. Italy have the advantage

0:1 – Juantorena  scores first point!

1st SET!


The game has been started!

17:28 CET – Starting line-ups: Brazil – Rezende, M. Souza, Saatkamp, Wallac, Lucarelli, M. Borges, Sergio; Italy – Vettori, Juantorena, Giannelli, Zaytsev, Buti, Birarelli, Colaci!

17:14 CET – Both teams are on the court, warming up for the game. Here are the official squads for this game:

Brazil : Rezende, Isac, Eder, Wallace, Tiago, William, Sergio, Fonteles, Mauricio Souza, Souza Douglas, Saatkamp, Evandro Guerra, Lucarelli, Mauricio Borges

Italy : Sottile, Vettori, Juantorena Giannelli, Rosinni, Maruotti, Zaytsev, Lanza, Buti, Cester, Colaci, Piano, Birarelli, Antonov!

16:59 CET – Brazil’s warm up, as usually… 

Brazil's warm-up

Brazil’s warm-up

16:21 CET – Lets read the line-ups for todays matches!

16:00 CET – After Serbia’s practice, organizers started preparing the arena for the matches. There will be choreography, as you can see below on the picture.

Volleyball choreography

Volleyball choreography

FINALS 1ST GROUP – 179 / POOL K – 19 / –

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
1st game 13. 07. 2016 17:30 Brazil vs Italy 3:0 25-18, 25-20, 25-19     
2nd game 14. 07. 2016 17:30 USA vs Italy 0:0      
3rd game 15. 07. 2016 20:30 Brazil vs USA 0:0      

FINALS 1ST GROUP – 179 / POOL J – 21 / –

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
1st game 13. 07. 2016 20:30 Poland vs France 0:0      
2nd game 14. 07. 2016 20:30 Poland vs Serbia 0:0      
3rd game 15. 07. 2016 17:30 Serbia vs France 0:0      
Tauron Arena

Tauron Arena

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