Italy superstar Ivan Zaytsev on RAI documentary
Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist and London 2012 bronze medallist Ivan Zaytsev will feature on Sunday evening in the latest of 30-minute documentaries that air after the regular 'La Domenica Sportiva' show on RAI2, shortly past midnight local time. The series of 12 films, titled 'Nazionali', promotes 'people, places and stories that make Italian sport great'.
Zaytsev moved back to the country of his birth this year after two seasons in Moscow where his parents hail from. The Italian international is currently playing for Sir Safety Perugia, who have already secured a spot in the Superleague semifinals after defeating LPR Piacenza twice in the best-of-three quarterfinals. Zaytsev was named MVP of the game in the first leg.
With Cucine Lube Civitanova and Diatec Trentino also through to the Playoffs semifinals after back-to-back wins, attention this Sunday evening focuses on the last remaining pair of Azimut Modena and Calzedonia Verona who are locked in a 1-1 tie in their quarterfinal series.
Verona stunned Modena in the first leg at the PalaPanini last weekend, but then lost at home midweek and will now travel again to Modena for the deciding match at 18:15 (17:15 GMT, live on RAI Sport or online for those in Italy).
The best-of-five semifinals begin on Sunday 19 March.
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