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World League 2003 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Germany beat Italy 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-22) - duration 1:45
29-Jun, start time: 15:37, end time: 17:22 - Attendance: 4,276
Wins again Germany
Here in Verona too, such as on Friday in Trieste, Montali's team seems to be tired, more on a nervous level rather than on a phisical one. Giani and company played a perfect first set, than they have been effective at times in the second and third one, but without finding the necessary continuity to impose their play to a team such as Germany, which if is able to make less mistakes, can be really dangerous.
At start Montali changed only one time , playing without Cernic and always with Torre as setter .At the third set he changed the setter, but Meoni explained that he was far to be in his best conditions.
On the contrary Moculescu manteined totally his team, then, when he saw that the results were not so good, introduced Andrae and Pampel, who next season will play in Italy. A fundamental decision on which Germany based this second victory, even more surprising than the first one.