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22:30 Our LIVE Italy-Netherlands ends here. Thanks to all of you, friends of OA Sport, for following us again this evening. A sporting greeting!
22:25 Three blues in double figures: Nicola Akele (18 points and 7/12 from the field), Stefano Tonut and Amedeo Tessitori (13 points each). To the Orange, instead, Hammink’s 19 points (5/6 from the arc) and De Jong’s 14 were not enough.
22:20 A very painful victory for the hosts at the Forum, with the Netherlands who never gave up and had the opportunity to even put their heads ahead in the score with 5 ‘from the end after Italy had always been ahead to lead. It took a Michele Vitali with all his determination and experience to find the break that allowed the band of Meo Sacchetti to win the match and take home the victory.
ITALY SUFFERS IN THE LAST FOURTH BUT MANAGES TO PREVAIL OVER THE NETHERLANDS FOR 75-73, THE AZZURRI CLOSE THE FIRST WINDOW OF QUALIFICATIONS AT THE 2023 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH A VICTORY
Vitali misses the second, but there is no more time!
75-73 The first is inside
Michele Vitali goes to the bezel with 5 tenths left on the clock! Reyer’s winger mustn’t be wrong
Holland runs out of bonus now Fouls right now!
74-73 De Jong penetrates and scores, guests still at -1! 5 seconds to the final siren, Italy time-out
74-71 Holland scores with De Jong, Holland -3
74-69 Akele again, 18 points for the Treviso player
72-69 AGAIN HE, AGAIN LUIII: STEFANOOOO TONUUUTT !!!! DEADLY BREAK, ITALY STILL FORWARD
69-69 AKELEEEEE !! PAREGGIOOOOO
67-69 Van der Vuurst scores in penetration, overtaking Holland!
Heart-pounding finale at the Forum! Italy seems to have found the decisive break, but the guests dragged by Roeland Schaftenaar impacted the score
67-67 Again Roeland Schaftenaar, Holland draw! Less than five minutes to the end of the match, the blues have to react
67-65 Schaftenaar from the painted, the Orange do not give up
67-63 MICHELEEE VITALIIII !!!! TRIPLAAAA VERY IMPORTANT AAAAAA
64-63 Roeland Schaftenaar also scores the additional free -1 Netherlands
64-62 Schafternaar from the painted with the phallus! Potential three-point game for the Dutch number 13
64-60 Gaspardo di table, basket of vital importance for Italy
62-60 Hammink again from the bow, deadly Dutch break! Sacchetti stops everything immediately, time-out
62-57 Hammink from three points, Holland shortens and goes to -5
62-51 Perfect lay-up by Tessitori, +11 blue
60-51 1/2 per De Jong in lunetta
The last quarter at the Forum began, with the Azzurri ahead with a double-digit advantage
60-50 Triple canceled as out of time, Italy remains on +10 at the beginning of the last quarter
60-53 KLOOOFF ON THE SIREN !! -7 HOLLAND, CLOSES ON 60-53 IN FAVOR OF THE BLUE
60-50 WEAVERSII !!! LA BOMBA DEL CAPITANOOOOO, AZZURRI AT +10
57-50 Kloof with the stop and shot, guests still at -7
57-48 STEEEFANOOO TONUUUTTT !!! TRIPLAAAAAAAAAA
54-48 Jump shot by Hammink, the team of coach Buscaglia does not give an inch and remains in contact
54-46 Pajola catches Akele, who scores on the trailer! Break Italy, +8
52-46 Tessitori’s hand does not tremble: Italy still +6, with three minutes at the end of the quarter
50-46 Williams hits the target from the corner, with the Netherlands never giving up and back at -4
50-43 1/2 to free for Stefano Tonut
The Dutch have already exhausted the foul bonus in this third quarter
49-43 Schaftenaaar from the arc, Holland always in contact
49-40 Tonut perfect in the line, with Italy returning to +9
47-40 1/2 in lunetta per De Jong
White powders in these first two minutes of the third quarter, with both teams making a lot of mistakes on both sides of the pitch!
Everything is ready for the resumption of the challenge at the Forum. Come on Italy!
21:30 The teams returned to the parquet for the warm-up ahead of the start of the third quarter.
21:20 Top scorer for the blues Nicola Akele with 12 points, together with Pajola with 7 points and Tonut with 6 points. Among the Dutch, however, 9 points from Kloof and 8 each from De Jong and Hammink.
Flaccadori’s prayer fails! Thus ends the first half with Italy above 8 points (47-39), but the Netherlands does not give up and remains in contact.
Meo Sacchetti calls time-out, to draw some scheme in view of the last action of the fourth
47-39 2/2 for De Jong from the line, with still 8 seconds and a throw-in in favor of Italy
47-37 MICHELEEE VITAALLIII !!! TRIPLAAAAA AND +10 AZZURRI, FIRST POINTS FOR HIM
Last turn of the hand in this second quarter!
44-37 Flaccadori attacks perfectly, +7 Italy
42-37 De Jong seats Alviti with a feint and scores after being fouled by Akele! 2 + 1 for Dutch
42-34 KLOOF ON FIREEEE! BREAK NETHERLANDS, BAGS STOP EVERYTHING AND CALL TIME-OUT
42-31 Stopping and shooting by Kloof
42-29 2/2 in the bezel for ‘Momo’ Diouf, +13 Italy
Third foul for ‘Tex’, who is called back to the bench by Coach Sacchetti! In its place enters Diouf
40-29 Weavers under the basket, Azzurri still at +11 with 3’45 ”to play in this second quarter
38-29 Gap in Arena, -9 Olanda
38-27 Lay-up by Tonut, +11 Italy
36-27 2/2 in lunetta per Gap
36-25 Tonut penetrates and sends to target, first two points for the Reyer Venezia guard
Less than five minutes to the second siren
34-25 Akele running on Assist by Tonut! Break Italy and immediate time-out for Buscaglia (Netherlands)
32-25 Udom’s hand doesn’t tremble: 2/2 on the line
30-25 Hammink from two points, shorten the guests
30-23 NICOLA AKELEEEEEE !!! FROM ARCOOOOO, +7 ITALY IN AN AMEN
27-23 MATTIA UDOOOM !! TRIPLAAAAAAAAA
24-23 Three-point Hammink, -1 Netherlands
24-20 Pajola falling backwards, Italy response and +4
22-20 Schaftenaar for -2 Holland, the blues must be careful
Everything is ready for the start of the second quarter at the Assago Forum, with Italy ahead by four points (22-18)
22-18 HAMMINK! IMPRESSIVE BUZZ-BEATER, CLOSING THE FIRST QUARTER ON -4 HOLLAND
22-15 Flaccadori layout
20-15 Van Der Vuurst leans on the scoreboard, -5 Holland with a handful of seconds to play
20-13 Lightning penetration by Diego Flaccadori, +7 Italy
18-13 Franke again from the arc, Holland at -5 with 1’20 “to play in the first quarter
18-10 Two out of two for the Treviso player
Van Zegeren’s unsportsmanlike foul! -2’15 “at the first siren, with Akele going to the bezel
16-10 Franke by three points, Oranges which rise to -6
16-7 Van Zegeren rests on the board, Holland at -9
16-5 Momo Diouf under the basket, Italy flies to +11
14-5 PAJOLA! THAT FIRST STEP, THE PLAY OF THE VIRTUS ALSO SUFFERS FAIL AND CLOSES THE 2 + 1
Less than five minutes to the first siren
11-5 Weavers half-hook, perfect
9-5 Kherrazi assisted by Yannick Franke, the Netherlands makes a good save
9-3 NICOLA AKELEEEE !! TRIPLAAAAA AND +6 AZZURRI, TIME-OUT FOR THE NETHERLANDS
6-3 Pajola perfect from the painted, Italy at +3
4-3 WEAVERS! WHICH NAILS IT, CRUSHES THE CAPTAIN
The Netherlands is already burdened with three team fouls in just a few minutes!
2-3 Backdoor by Akele, Italy responds immediately
0-3 Triple by De Jong, first Dutch basket
The quintets: Tonut Tessitori Pajola Vitali Akele (Italy); Williams De Jong Kherrazi Kok Kloof (Netherlands)
In today’s first match, a clear victory for Russia over Iceland 89-65. The Russians thus close the first window as unbeaten, with two victories in as many challenges disputed.
20:25 The duo ball is missing less and less. Come on Azzurri!
20:20 Italy re-embraces the Italian public almost two years after the last match played in front of the fans (Italy-Russia of 20 February 2020 played at the PalaBarbuto in Naples and valid for the Euro2022 Qualifiers)!
20:10 We absolutely need a victory for the Azzurri, to redeem the defeat suffered a few days ago in St. Petersburg against Russia (92-78) and close the first window with a tied balance (1-1).
20:00 Good evening everyone, dear friends of OA Sport! Welcome to the direct LIVE text of Italy-Netherlands, a match valid for the 2023 Basketball World Cup Qualifiers!
Good morning to all OA Sport friends! We welcome you to LIVE live from Italy-Holland, second day of the 2023 Basketball World Cup Qualifiers (Group H).
Meo Sacchetti’s national team faces Orange after losing the first match against Russia in St. Petersburg (92-78). A prompt reaction and a victory are therefore needed to close the balance of the first window of these qualifiers that will lead to the Asian World Cup in 2023 (in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines). The Italian CT will once again rely on Amedeo Tessitori as Captain, who will surely drag his teammates to be able to prevail in front of the friendly public.
On the other hand there is the Netherlands led on the bench by Maurizio Buscaglia (formerly Trento and Germani Brescia), who will try all out trying to redeem the defeat suffered at the debut at home against Iceland (77-79) . A further setback would further complicate the path of the Northern European national team in view of the next FIBA window (February 2022, where the Netherlands will face the fearsome Russia).
We summarize 12 Azzurri called up by CT Sacchetti for today’s challenge:
# 4 Leonardo Candi (1997, 190, P / G, UNAHOTELS Reggio Emilia)
# 7 Stefano Tonut (1993, 194, G, Umana Reyer Venice)
# 12 Diego Flaccadori (1996, 193, P, Dolomiti Energia Trentino)
# 14 Bruno Mascolo (1996, 190, P, Bertram Derthona Basket Tortona)
# 16 Amedeo Vittorio Tessitori (1994, 208, C, Segafredo Virtus Bologna)
# 19 Raphael Gaspardo (1993, 207, A, Happy Casa Brindisi)
# 20 Mattia Udom (1993, 200, A, Happy Casa Brindisi)
# 31 Michele Vitali (1991, 196, G / A, Umana Reyer Venezia)
# 34 Mouhamet Diouf (2001, 206, A, UNAHOTELS Reggio Emilia)
#44 Davide Alviti (1996, 200, A, A|X Armani Exchange Milano)
# 45 Nicola Akele (1995, 203, A, Nutribullet Treviso)
# 54 Alessandro Pajola (1999, 194, P, Segafredo Virtus Bologna)
Start of the match at the Assago Forum scheduled at 20:30 this evening. Have fun everyone with the LIVE Italy-Netherlands basketball live!