The Azzurri beat the hosts with the partial of 25-20, 25-17, 23-25, 25-21 and obtain the second victory in Group A
Fundamental success ofItaly of the volley at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: the blues beat the hosts of the 3-1 Japan (25-20, 25-17, 23-25, 25-21 the partials) and lead to two wins out of three games in group A. The boys of Blengini reach the momentary fourth place in the group, valid for qualifying for the quarter-finals, but the next challenge with theIran July 30th at 12.40pm Italian time.
Nice response fromItalvolley male after the defeat against the Poland two days ago: in a decisive match for the purposes of qualifying for the quarter-finals, the Azzurri beat 3-1 (25-20, 25-17, 23-25, 25-21) Japan landlord and go up to two wins out of three games in the group A. Temporary fourth place therefore for the boys of Gianlorenzo Blengini and the next match againstIran, Friday 30 July at 12.40 Italian time, it will be decisive to continue the journey at Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Italy starts strong already in the first set, signs four points in a row, taking the 11-7 and at that point administers the advantage up to 25-20 the final. The comeback of the Japanese never manages to reach a maximum of two points away, but then they are immediately sent back by the broadsides of Juantorena e Zaytsev. The second part lives on the long wave of the first, the Japanese have not yet entered the game and Italy takes the opportunity to close quickly and without worries. The extension from 9-8 was decisive, with the advantage that reaches up to eight points on 22-14 and then just don’t make mistakes anymore.
The third set, on the other hand, is much more balanced Japan takes pride out, reacts with anger and clings to every point making even fewer mistakes than previous partials. Continuous question and answer until 17 all: here Juantorena takes the chair takes the blues by the hand and signs the mini-escape on 19-17. But with Japan in the third set it is not enough, the hosts fight on every ball and overturn the result by closing surprise 25-23. Partial fourth delicate and potentially dangerous, but at this point the Juantorena-show: the blue enters the field unleashed and the 8-1 for theItaly with which the set opens is almost entirely thanks to him, with the collaboration of Zaytsev on the wall. It is the mortgage for the final victory, this time Japan is stunned and reacts only halfway, while the Azzurri gain confidence and hoist themselves up to 25-21 always keeping opponents at a safe distance.
ITALY-JAPAN 3-1 (25-20, 25-17, 23-25, 25-21)
– ITA: Juantorena 22, Zaytsev 18, Michieletto 16, Galassi 11, Anzani 11, Giannelli 1
–GIA: Ishikawa 22, Nishida 18, Onodera 6, Takanashi 6, Takahashi 5, Ri 3, Yamauchi 2