RIMINI – Italy’s Nations League ends with a troubled 3-2 victory (25-12, 24-26, 25-22, 21-25, 15-13) against Germany. The young blue group stores participation in the tournament with a balance of 7 wins and 19 points. Against the Germans, trained by the Italian legend Giani, Valentini fielded the diagonal Sbertoli-Nelli, Michieletto and Bottolo the hammers, Mosca and Cortesia the central ones with Balaso free.
First set practically never in balance, with the blues who led comfortably up to 25-12. Different speech in the second part, characterized by a point-to-point fight: Italy arrives to serve for the set but the Germans run away with two aces from Schott. Third set still on the edge of equilibrium, resolved by the Azzurri also with an arbitration call that did not convince Giani at all. Instead of closing the accounts, Italy finds itself in the fourth set to chase for long stretches, with the Germans good at managing the advantage going to close the part without too much effort. Back to the wall, Valentini’s boys find themselves in the tie-break and at the decisive moment they had the ability to close at 15-13.