Rome – In a packed sports palace, the Italian men’s national volleyball team challenges Poland for the European title. Italy is defending its title, which it won two years ago against Slovenia, while the Poles are seeking compensation after the defeat they suffered in the World Cup final at the hands of the team coached by Vivi De Giorgi. Follow Live
A good attack by Romano scores, then Spertoli misses the serve
Spertoli enters the court to deliver an immediate smash!
Poland won another point, and Italy finds it difficult to contain its opponent and makes a lot of errors on its serve
Yuri Romano’s attack scores: The Azzurri do not give up
The Polish wall is unbreakable. Another point for Poland that continues to move forward
Challenge in progress: The point belongs to the Azzurri
The Poles lengthened their pace, and Lafia tried to keep the Azzurri on their heels
Norbert Huber misses his serve. Italy fills the gap
Norbert Huber hits another ace. The Italian coach summoned De Giorgi for the second time outside the match
Leon’s immersion breaks through the blue wall. Poland is four points ahead
Yuri Romano falls to the ground!
Jakub Kochanowski raises the block, another point for Poland
Poland continues to lead at the beginning of the match
Italy – Poland 0-3
Poland is trying to escape, and the Italian coach calls for a time-out
Italy – Poland 0-2
Leon scores the second point for Poland
The game has started!
The final match of the European Volleyball Championship has begun: Italy serves, the first point goes to Poland
It’s time for the national anthem
The Rome Municipal Police band will perform the national anthem. We start with the Polish anthem, then it’s time for the Italians’ song.
President Mattarella in the stands
The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, arrived a few minutes ago at the official gallery of the Palazzo dello Sport in Rome. Alongside the president are Sports Minister Andrea Abudi and CONI President Giovanni Malago
The Polish national team will start the match this evening by fielding the opposing team Kaczmarek Diagonally with Janusz, behavior And Leon like nails, Hopper And Kochanowski As central e Zatorski Free
Team lineups are official. Italy will start with Simon Giannelli And Yuri Romanian diagonally opposite bearing, Daniel street And Alexander Micheletto spikers, Gianluca Galaxies other central, Fabio Palaso free.
A minute of silence before the start of the match
Before the final match of the European Men’s Volleyball Championship between Italy and Poland at the Palazzo dello Sport in Rome, a minute’s silence will be held in honor of the little girl who died in a Frecci Tricolori car crash at Cassel Airport. In Turin.
Rousseau starts warming up with his teammates
There could be a big surprise this evening: Roberto Rosso recovered at the last minute and is warming up with his teammates before the match. Coach De Giorgis can participate in the starting lineup after the injury he suffered against the Netherlands in the quarter-finals
Micheletto, an insurmountable wall
Blue Alessandro Micheletto is the Italian player who He has made more winning blocks – 14 – During the first eight matches in the European Championship. Lombard’s score was enriched by 77 aces and 13 aces.
Slovenia on the European platform
In the final match for third place, Slovenia beat France by three goals to two 25-22, 25-16, 21-25, 18-25, 15-11
Romano, the slam dunk king
In the first eight matches of the European Volleyball Championship, the Italian scored 93 winners. His progress report was decorated with 10 winning blocks and 12 service aces.
Italy-Poland, sold out
Eleven thousand and five hundred tickets. This evening in Palace of Sports in Rome There will be a full house. Sold out at the box office. In addition to the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, the presence of the Minister of Sports Andrea Abudi and the President of CONI Giovanni Malago was announced.
Poland has never lost in this European Championship
Vice-world champions Poland – like the Azzurri – have made a clear path to the final. The Polish national team beat the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Denmark in the qualifying round. In the round of 16, the Poles qualified by defeating Belgium 3-1, and in the quarter-finals they achieved another victory over Serbia 3-1, and in the semi-finals they overthrew Slovenia with the same score. Eight out of eight: also for Poles
The precedence between the two teams is 85, and It is clear that the balance is in Poland’s favor Which He won 50 matches Before 35 Italian hits. The latest precedent dates back to last year’s World Cup final, which the Azzurri won in Katowice, to the applause of the Polish audience.
Italy, a clear path to the final
Going into today’s final, the Azzurri scored a goal A clear path to winning eight out of eight matches. In their group they beat Belgium, Estonia, Serbia, Switzerland and Germany, losing only two sets to the Germans. In the round of 16, De Giorgi’s sons defeated North Macedonia 3-0, and in the quarter-finals they ousted the Netherlands 3-2, and in the semi-finals they ousted France 3-0.
President Mattarella at the Sports Palace
President Sergio Mattarella will be at the Palazzo dello Sport in Rome this evening to attend the final of the European Men’s Volleyball Championship between Italy and Poland.
Palace of Sports, Rome
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