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WL 2016, LIVE from Krakow: ATOMIC VOLLEYBALL – Serbia advance into 2nd consecutive final!

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Serbia advanced into their second gold medal match in a row in the FIVB World League.

They emerged first in a thrilling, two and a half hour long, semifinal encounter against Italy, disabling opponents to play the final for the first time in 12 years 3-2 (23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 18-25, 15-11)!

Top scorers: SerbiaUroš Kovačević 20 pts, ItalyIvan Zaytsev 21 pts.

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SRB vs. ITA

SRB vs. ITA

15:11 – Vettori makes mistake from the service line. Serbia win

14:11 – Lanza finds the way

14:10 – What a point by Marko Ivovic! Serbia are very close

13:10 – Luburic hits the net

13:9 – Zaytsev sends ball out of bounds again

12:9 – Luburic leads Serbia in these moments

11:8 – Ivan Zaytsev sends ball wide. Huge lead for Serbia

10:8 – The best rally so far in this match! Stankovic stops Zaytsev

9:8 – Risky set by Jovovic, Lisinac barely scores

8:8 – Great battle! Juantorena finishes rally

8:7 – Magnificent move by Ivovic

7:7 – Lisinac! Boom

6:7 – Ivovic touches the net

6:6 – Luburic scores

5:6 – Stankovic hits the net

5:5 – Zaytsev sends ball wide from the service line

4:5 – Lanza with a good finish

4:4 – Birarelli misses

3:4 – Kovacevic somehow finds the way

2:4 – Pianno again

2:3 – Strong finish by Luburic this time

1:3 – Piano stops Luburic

1:2 – Juantorena brings new lead to Italy

1:1 – Lisinac answers on the other side

0:1 – Ivan Zaytsev opens tie-break with a good spike

5TH SET

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18:25 – Mistake by Kovacevic from the service line

17:24 – Italy have large number of set points

14:20 – Juantorena leads Italy

14:19 – Serbia are still alive

11:19 – Italy will definitely tie the game

11:17 – Ivovic is there

10:17 – Birarelli with a first tempo spike

9:16 – Another block of the Italians

9:15 – Ivovic scores

8:14 – Kovacevic ends scoring run of Italy

7:14 – Jovovic receives red card from the referee! It’s a gift from the Serbian side. Grbic asks for time out

7:13 – Kovacevic commits mistake

7:12 – Mistake by Podrascanin. Long contact with the ball

7:11 – Juantorena hits the net

6:11 – Huge advantage of Italy

6:10 – Lanza with a good block on Luburic

6:9 – Serve error, Ivovic

6:8 – Ivovic! Good reaction by the Serbian receiver

5:8 – Juantorena tricks the Serbian triple block

5:7 – Pianno answers on the other side

5:6 – Sky jump of Ivovic

4:6 – Not that good set of Jovovic for Lisinac, who hits the net

4:4 – Luburic! Great move, ball touches the fingers of the Italian and goes out

3:4 – Good pipe by Juantorena

3:3 – Jovovic grounds Lanza

2:3 – Zaytsev with a point

2:2 – Uros Kovacevic scores! Zaytsev tries to stop him…

1:2 – Lanza with a strong finish

1:1 – After probably the longest rally so far in this game, Zaytsev scores. The ball hits block and goes out

1:0 – Juantorena makes mistake from the service line

4TH SET

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25:23 – Buti sends ball wide! Serbia lead 2-1

24:23 – Another magnificent move by Uros Kovacevic. Ivan Zaytsev couldn’t belive

23:23 – Kovacevic keeps Serbia in race

22:23 – Luburic sends ball wide! Italy have the lead

22:22 – Buti stops Kovacevic

22:21 – ACE. Juantorena

22-20 – Lisinac commits another error! It is 11th error of Serbia in this set

22:19 – Ball goes out after Zaytsev’s spike! Video check confirms it

21:19 – Another mistake by Serbian side. Jovovic sends not that good ball for Lisinac

21:18 – Zaytsev stops Kovacevic

21:17 – Ivovic’s footfaul

21:16 – Italy get into trouble! Ivan Zaytsev hits the net

20:16 – Juantorena sends ball wide

19:16 – Good first tempo by Lisinac

18:16 – Another point for Italy

18:15 – Luburic commits error

18:14 – Lanza sends ball wide

17:14 – Serbia have three point lead

16:14 – Juantorena stops Luburic

16:13 – Ace by Lanza

16:11 – Stankovic with a flot serve

14:11 – After a long time, after discussing with referee

14:10 – Kovacevic scores for Serbia again

13:9 – Uros Kovacevic again!

12:9 – Kovacevic finishes it

11:9 – Lisinac with a serve mistake

10:7 – Mistake of Juantorena

9:7 – Lisinac! Destroys the floor

8:6 – Ivovic again! 

7:6 – Good set by Kovacevic, even better finish by Ivovic

6:6 – Lisinac with a good point

5:6 – Stankovic makes serve mistake 

5:5 – Stankovic again

4:5 – Italy receive point. Yellow card for Ivovic

4:4 – Captain Stankovic scores

3:4 – Zaytsev is good

3:3 – Rally will be repeated after video check! but, Ivan Zaytsev is on the ground as he collided with Kovacevic

3:2 – ACE! Drazen Luburic destroys Juantorena

2:2 – Great kill of Luburic!

3RD SET

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25:21 – Luburic scores an ace

24:21 – UROS again! Serbia have three set points

23:21 – Italians ask for video challenge! No touch by Kovacevic, who gives Serbia two-point lead

22:21 – Luburic again! Serbia have the lead

21:21 – Brdjovic replaces Jovovic! He sets good ball for Luburic

20:21 – Giannelli makes serve mistakes

19:21 – Giannelli! ACE

19:20 – Fourth consecutive point by Zaytsev

19:19 – AND again! Ivan Zaytsev stopps Kovacevic

19:18 – The “Tzar” is on fire

18:17 – Incredible move by Zaytsev

18:16 – Lisinac! Jovovic finds him after a long time

17:16 – Great point of Juantorena

17:15 – Ivovic with a passionate reaction after block on Zaytsev

16-15 – Zaytsev’s serve mistake! It’s time for second TTO

15:15 – Lanza hits, ball touches the top of the Serbian block and goes out

15:14 – Luburic finds the way from a difficult situation

14:14 – Ivovic has a good choice on the other side

13:14 – Zaytsev scores

13:13 – Juantorena with a mistake

12:13 – Mistake by Ivovic, he stepped on the third meter line

12:12 – All tied

11:11 – Juantorena hits the block, the ball goes to wide

11:10 – Mistake by Kovacevic

11:9 – Juantorena’s strong spike lands on the Serbian side of court

11:8 – Luburic finds the way

10:7 – Zaytsev sends ball wide. This is the biggest lead of Serbia so far in this set

8:7 – Zaytsev!

8:6 – Luburic sends both teams to the TTO

7:6 – Lanza with a good finish

6:4 – Uros Kovacevic! ACE. It’s his 10th point. He is first player with double digits

5:4 – First point of Podrascanin in this game

4:4 – Mistake by Juantorena

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3:4 – Buti ties with a huge block on Kovacevic

3:2 – Kovacevic against the triple block

2:2 – Ivovic ties again

1:1 – Birarelli with serve mistake

2ND SET

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23:25 – ZAytsev! Italy lead 1-0

23:24 – Italy have the first set point

23:23 – Juantorena scores this time

23:22 – Juantorena sends ball wide

22:22 – ALL tied! Ace by Sottile. Time out Serbia

22:21 – Luburic sends ball out of bounds

22:20 – Mistake of Podrascanin

22:19 – Italy don’t want to surrender! Zaytsev scires

22:17 – Lisinac gets angry! ACE

21:17 – Luburic with a strong spike

20:17 – Juantorena ends scoring run

20:16 – Another good move by Kovacevic

19:16 – Kovacevic scores seventh point! We have to say that Jovovic had two great defensive moves

18:16 – Good reaction of Kovacevic

17:16 – Lisinac stops Birarelli

16:16 – Giannelli creates perfect volleuball dump

16:15 – Ivovic sends teams to the second TTO

15:15 – Ivan Zaytsev again

15:14 – Luburic with a good spike

14:14 – Lanza scores

14:13 – Again Uros Kovacevic

13:12 – Kovacevic tricks triple block of Italy

12:12 – And first point for Zaytsev

12:11 – Zaytsev makes mistake. He is still without point

11:11 – Birarelli with good first tempo

11:10 – Luburic scores

10:10 – Giannelli with a good volleyball dump

9:9 – All tied

9:8 – Ivovic with a strong finish

8:8 – Lanza finds the way

8:7 – Kovacevic makes serve mistake

8:6 – Kovacevic ends long rally

7:6 – Luburic hits the net from the service line

7:5 – Italy with the mistake. Serbia have two-point lead again

5:4 – Lisinac with the score

4:4 – Another point of Italy

4:3 – Giannelli stops Kovacevic

4:2 – Italy with the reaction

4:0 – Really a strong start of Serbia! Blengini asks for time-out

3:0 – Kovacevic stops Zaytsev. Good start of Serbia

2:0 – War of the setters! Giannelli spikes, but Jovovic scores!

1:0 – Ivovic scores ACE

1ST SET

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17:27 – LINE UPS: Serbia – Kovacevic, Ivovic, Jovovic, Luburic, Podrascanin, Lisinac, Majstorovic Juantorena, Giannelli, Zaytsev, Lanza, Buti, Birarelli, Colaci

17:10 – Nikic is beside the court right now, warming up with the libero Rosic

17:07 – The teams have started warming up

FINALS 1ST GROUP – 179 / SEMIFINALS – 13 / –

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
Semifinal 1 16. 07. 2016 17:30 Serbia vs Italy 2:2 23:25; 25:21; 25:23; 18:25;     
Semifinal 2 16. 07. 2016 20:30 France vs Brazil 0:0      

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Fan July 16, 2016 - 8:33 pm

With squad like this italy must to take every matches ot that level !! With coach like Rado Stoychev they will play for a gold medal match in every tournament ( he is the man of trophies and almost everyone in the squad know him very well)

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