Italy comes back from two sets down to open second round qualifier in Bar
2012 CEV Junior Volleyball European Championship - Men
Bar, Montenegro, April 11, 2012. Italy and Greece opened on Wednesday the second round qualifier to the 2012 CEV Junior Volleyball European Championship – Men with a terrific fight that lasted for five sets and where the young guys from Italy clawed back from two sets down to assert their supremacy mainly via their blocks and eventually score that much desired win at the tie-break (22-25, 29-31, 25-17, 25-21, 15-13).
Today’s second match was not less hard-fought and emotional with the home heroes eventually surrendering to their opponents from Sweden after 2 hours and 9 minutes of tough play. The local guys claimed a close first set (25-21) before Sweden fought back to go for the provisional 2:1 (25-14, 25-20). Montenegro could extend the match to the tie-break by taking set 4 (25-19) but there Sweden wrapped it up after missing on four match balls to seal that tight affair at 16-14.
Finland rounded out the program with a speedy win in straight sets (25-22, 25-18, 25-16) over Belarus dominating the scene there all the way through especially with some spectacular actions in offense.
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