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Trentino BetClic breeze past Paykan to reach the final

Trentino BetClic celebrate on their way to the final

Doha, Qatar, November 7, 2009 - Trentino BetClic of Italy created a lot of pressure through the wing spikers Matey Kaziyski and Leandro Vissotto to overwhelm Pakan of Iran in straight sets 25-18, 25-22, 25-19 in the second semifinal. Trentino maintained the record of Italian teams being regular qualifiers for the FIVB men’s Club World Championships final whilst maintaining also their ambition to keep all the FIVB Men’s Club World Championships titles in the same country with Italian clubs having claimed the honours for the past four editions.

The Trentino duo of Kaziyski and Vissotto were the match superstars with their unstoppable spikes that penetrated the Iranian block from all net positions. The two wing spikers scored 39 points out of the total team tally of 75 points with Kaziyski topping the match scorers with 20 points and four blocks, while Vissotto scored 19 crucial points. The Iranian opposite Mohamed Kazem was the joint match top scorer with 20 points.

Trentino BetClic of Italy made a flying start to the first set thanks to the outstanding play of Vissotto and Kaziyski who both succeeded in penetrating the ill disciplined block of Paykan before Paykan tightened things up and fought back to only trail by one (8-7) at the first Technical Timeout.  It stayed like until the score was 14-13 at which time Vissotto and Kaziyski hit their straps and made all the difference thanks to their strong spiking, which gave Trentino the first set 25-18.

Paykan started the second set in complete contrast to the first set and led 6-3 through the good work of Mohammad Kazem and Arash Kamalvand, however Trentino sooned pegged themselves back to lead 16-12 at the second Technical Timeout. The Italians started to use their Cuban Osmany Juantorena more effectively which helped widen the margin before Paykan made an astonishing comeback to 23-22 before two disappointing mistakes gave Trentino BetClic the set 25-22.

Come the third set, Paykan, despite all their endeavour couldn’t match it with Trentino BetClic as the favourites to an 8-5 lead. Vissotto worked well from position 2 and caused many problems in the Paykan defence to stretch the lead to 16-12 at the second Technical Timeout before Trentino ran away with it to clinch a straight sets victory after winning the set 25-19.

  

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