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Match Descriptive

Poland beat Italy 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-18) - duration 1:20
22-Jul, start time: 15:30, end time: 16:50 - Attendance: 8'000
City: Hefei, China; Hall : Hong San Huan
Poland beat Italy 3-0 (25-22, 25-23,25-18) - duration 1 hour 20 minutes
Poland proved to be a very promising team by winning Match 43 of the WGP. The match between Italy and Poland was the first show in the premier annual event FIVB in Hefei phase. The match gave a very exciting and maintaining start to Hong Sanhuan Gym and impressed the spectators with an entertaining performance.

Each team gained one point respectively due to opponent's error in the beginning of the first set. Poland held a 6-1 lead before the Italians asked for the first timeout ahead of the first technical timeout. Italy played hard and caught up at 19-all. But behind Sliwa Magdalena, Niemczyk-Wolska, together with team spirit Poland won the first set 25-22.

In the second set, Italy calmed down a little, fighting hard and tying the score six times, the last at 23-all. In the end, though, Poland rallied to win 25-23.

In the third critical set, Italy still did not rebound to the right state. They lost the game by 7 points 25-18 in falling 3 sets to O overall.

Both teams played very well and earned hospitable spectators' applauds.