Italy beat Germany 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-23) - duration 1:20
25-Jun, start time: 20:00, end time: 21:20 - Attendance: 2'600
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Palacalafiore Italy makes the double. Germany KO, waiting for Cuba
Until the second technical time out Germany and Italy did not take any supremacy. They studied each other without taking any advantage. So no risk for the entire first period before Sara Anzanello made a huge block that gave Bonitta's team the first mini break of the match. Another block from her gave Italy the opportunity to make another step ahead before closing the period with a serving error by Nadja Jenzewsky. A wonderful spike and an ace by Nadia Centoni gave Italy a break in the opening phases of the second set. Germany answered with a good defence and some quality attacking patterns. Not enough to close the gap before the first technical time out. A powerful spiking signed by Valentina Fiorin and another crucial defensive mistakes by the Germans put Italy ahead again but a drop of concentration allowed Germany to come back in the score reducing the margin Italy had just before the second time out. A winning service series by Kathy Radzuweit gave Germany the chance to clinch Italy on the score of 17-17. Christin Guhr gave the first German advantage of the entire set. Then a block by Jenny Barazza, a pushed ball by Eleonora Lo Bianco and a Serena Ortolani winning attack took Italy to a set point converted in a heavy 2-0 by another german serving mistake. The third set Italy went ahead in the score +4 finalizing some problems in the German receiving skills. Italy touched a +5 but some mistakes gave Germany the opportunity to come back in the score. Only a powerful attack by Jenny Barazza mantain Italy 2 points ahead at the second time out call. Germany took the lead right after to continue the tight battle an Italian block by Serena Ortolani turned on the home side. Germany came back 22-22. But at the end some mistakes on the German side opened Italy the road for a well deserved success.