Izmir, Turkey, August 23, 2013 – France blocker made the difference and led France to impressive Ankara, Turkey, August 23, 2013 – France blocker made the difference and led France to impressive win against rivals Italy in straight sets (25-19, 25-16, 25-23) in Pool D match of FIVB Men's U21 World Championship in Izmir, Turkey on Friday." /> France upset favourites Italy in a game of blockers | FIVB - Press release
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France upset favourites Italy in a game of blockers

 
Italy's Thibault Rossard attacks French Julien Winkelmuller and Moudine Mhoma block in Pool D match in Izmir
 

Izmir, Turkey, August 23, 2013 – France blocker made the difference and led France to impressive win against rivals Italy in straight sets (25-19, 25-16, 25-23) in Pool D match of FIVB Men's U21 World Championship in Izmir, Turkey on Friday.

 France improved their win- loss ratio to 2-0, while Italy dropped depressively to 0-2 after the competition's second day.

 The solid French blockers beside the high motivations were the key factor of this victory as the winners led 10-6 on stuff blocks beside the great action of their defence.

 Opposite spiker Julien Winkelmuller was the match scorer gaining 15 points for the winners followed by Thibault Rossard who scored 11 points for his side. Italy's opposite Luigi Randazzo contributed 13 points for the losers as best scorer from his side.

 The proper blocking was the key factor for France to lead at the beginning of the match as they deployed their blocker Gael Tranchot and Moudine Mhoma against the Italian attacks and succeeded to go through to win the first set 25-19.

 France team became more motivated as the opposite Julien Winkelmuller sent his sharp hits from position 2 beside the quick attacks through the center of the net through Tranchot to win the second set more comfortably 25-16.

 Italy came back in the third set when their setter Pierpaolo Partenio starting to arrange the combinations specially to use the opposite spiker Luigi Randazzo, so they led frequently till the second technical timeout, when France came back  through their blocker to decrease the point deficit gradually till they won the set 25-23 to clinch a straight sets victory. 

 

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