Italy won the 2021 European men’s volleyball championship, defeating Slovenia 3-2 at the Spodek Arena in Katowice (Poland). The Azzurri led by a coach in charge for 25 days like Fefé De Giorgi and with 8 rookies at this level managed to overcome even the last obstacle by winning a comeback by defeating the tough Balkan national team at the tie-break and comeback, managing to overturning a match that seemed already addressed after the first set and the third set lost. Fefé De Giorgi’s boys were commendable once again, re-emerging from 1-2 and rectifying the situation in a complicated and distorted fourth set by the 19-year-old’s entry Yuri Romanò, who played in A2 for just 12 months, and with a series of sensational plays he dragged Italy to the tie-break where with the skilful direction of captain Simone Giannelli (elected MVP of the continental review) and the atomic attacks of Alessandro Michieletto e Daniele Lavia he managed to break Slovenia’s backs in the tie-break and win a title that had been missing for 16 years.
A final that is already legend and all to be restored in the highlights.
Michieletto: “We are a family, the team makes the difference”