Cuba beat Germany 3-0 (29-27, 27-25, 27-25) - duration 1:32
24-Jun, start time: 17:00, end time: 18:32 - Attendance: 1'500
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Calafiore Cuba slains Germany. But it was not so easy
A good start from Germany put Cuba under pressure in defence without taking the lead of a very thight set. The efficiency rate of the Caribbean attacking patterns was not good as you can expect. On the other hand Germany put some good quality in the game but also an incredible number of unforced errors. This circumstance allowed Cuba to stay right behind. After the second technical time-out a couple of occasions gave Rosir Calderon the chance for a crucial 2 points margin. Germany had a comeback in the final part of the period reaching Cuba on the score of 24-24. With Cuba ahead 28-27, a not well controlled floating ace gave the set to the caribbeans with more than a regret for the Germans. The second period lived on the same pattern of the opening set. Germany put pressure on the latin-americans still with more than a problem in defence. Then Felipe Calderon's team had a huge comeback taking the lead and building a consistent margin with some blocks and the usual Calderon's attacking power. On the score of 16-12, Germany had a comeback with three points in a row scored by Christiane Furst. Some receiving misunderstanding from Cuba gave the illusion of an european success in the period but another receiving errors for the Germans gave Cuba the ideal platform to close the set. Same old story in the third set. Good start for Germany and immediate Cuban comeback. Cuba recovered another German advantage on the score of 14-16 and then took the control of the set with a couple of very effective attacking solution. This time it was up to Germany to try a desperate comeback that led them to the set point (25-24). Cuba recovered again and closed the match with a German mistake in attack.