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"We could have won in the third set, but we relaxed too early," said Russian captain Sergey Makarov


Italy and Russia fought for every point on Saturday

SurgutRussia, June 22, 2013 – Russia defeated Italy 3-2 (25-23, 25-23, 26-28, 23-25, 15-12) in front of 5,280 fans in Surgut on Saturday.

Italy captain Savani Cristian: "We managed to win another four points here, and this is a good result. We managed to make the Russians fight for every point today."

Italy had defeated Russia, 3-1, on Friday. Italy coach Berruto Mauro: "We expected it would be a more difficult match than yesterday. I would like congratulate the Russian team on their victory."

Russia led 16-11 in the third set, but Italy fought back to win the set. Russia captain Sergey Makarov: "We are happy with the result. We could have won in the third set, but we relaxed too early."

Russia coach Andrey Voronkov: "The players felt too confident in the third set, and lost control. We had to start over in the fourth set and it was rather difficult. Nevertheless, we managed to improve our game and we achieved a positive result.


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