Grupa Azoty won 3-2

Grupa Azoty won 3-2

Kedzierzyn-Kozle (Poland), March 07, 2023

Champions League, quarter-final first leg with a tough fight: Grupa Azoty won 3-2

21 points, 50% in attack, for Mate Kaczewski at the Azoty Arena in Kedzierzyn-Kozle (photo cev.eu)

The first leg of the 2023 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals respects the ground factor and rewards the hosts of Grupa Azoty Kedzierzyn-Kozle. This evening in Poland Trentino Itas had to deal with the first stop of the season in the competition, only giving way to the two-time European champions after five grueling sets and almost two and a quarter hours of play; However, the tiebreaker setback at Azoty Arena leaves the issue of qualification very open. In nine days, Thursday, March 16, Trento Kazeski and his companions will have the opportunity to change the situation and directly separate the qualifiers by winning a maximum of four sets; In the event of a 3-2 victory, the Golden Match will be played instead (15 points in the play-offs), while the Poles will reach the semi-finals by invading the BLM Group Arena with any score.
Chapter 1 of the Dual Challenge saw the two teams breathe life into a battle of the highest technical and physical level, which featured many flips to the face even in singles combos. After a convincing start from the hosts, good at dictating the law in the opening segment, Trentino Itas managed to reverse the trend, becoming the protagonist during the second and third periods with a remarkable double comeback that earned it 2-1 externally; To drag comrades Kazysky and Lafia into the attack and Podraskanin in mass. However, the promising initial advantage in the fourth set (5-2 and 7-4) was not then capitalized; Lorenzetti’s side ran out of energy at the crucial moment, having played nine sets in just over 48 hours, and therefore had to suffer the return of the Poles, able to win this break and also the subsequent tie-breaker with the return. finish. Among the ranks of Trentino, Captain Kazeski again deserves to be mentioned more than 20 points (21 with 50% on the net, a block and two aces), proving the essence of Lafia and Micheletto (15 points each) and the progressive growth of Lesenac increasingly in good form (10 Winning balls, with 67% in the first half, 1 block and 1 serve point). For the purposes of the precious point gained, Džavoronok’s entries during the build (block, ace and attack) were key, as he finished the match on the court in place of Lavia himself.

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Here is the list of scorers for the first leg of the 2023 UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final, which took place tonight at the Azoty Arena in Kedzierzyn-Kozle.

Grupa Azoty Kedzierzyn-Kozle-Trentino Itas 3-2
(25-22, 22-25, 22-25, 25-21, 15-10)
Azotee Group: Sluka 17, Smith 7, Kacharyk 23, Bednorz 19, Paszycki 8, Janusz 1, Šoji (left); Cloth, Hooper. Ne Stepien, Wiltenburg, Staszewski, Zalinski and Banach. Coach Thomas Samilfo.
Trentino Itas: Lavia 15, Lisinac 10, Sbertoli 3, Michieletto 15, Podrascanin 6, Kaziyski 21, Laurenzano (L); Indigo, Davoronok 3, Pace. Nei Deher, Cavuto, Berger, DePalma. The herd is Angelo Lorenzetti.
the reviewer: Cortes from Riga (Latvia) and Goncalves from Porto (Portugal).
Fixed term: 27′, 27′, 29′, 30′, 19′; Total 2 hours 12 minutes.
NB: 4,000 spectators. Grupa Azoty: 12 blocks, 6 aces, 17 hitting errors, 10 action errors, 50% in offense, 46% (22%) in reception. Trentino Itas: 7 blocks, 8 aces, 19 serve errors, 11 run errors, 49% in offense, 43% (19%) in reception. MVP Kazmarek.

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