What a show for Revivre Axopower Milano! At the Mediolanum Forum totally sold out, they destroyed in straight sets Modena and enjoys the enthusiasm and joy of the 13.343 fans present.
These three points allow to clearly consolidate the fifth place, and with the Mediolanum Forum crowded in every order of number and seats, Milano writes its own history and places the attendance record and the receipts record (€ 94126.40) for a regular season match.
This was a victory that does not admit replica and that testifies of the superiority, in this match, of the team of coach Giani on the opponents.
First set and first break for Milano with Urnaut’s pipe error: 4-2.
It’s a battle on the field: really balanced set until an attack with take the Maar signature, and this is 10:7 for the hosts. Milano fly on 14:11 with a winning block on Zaytsev! Modena with Urnaut recovers the disadvantage until 14-14, but Milan is back with a break advantage: 18:16. With a Clevenot’s attack out Modena impacts on 19-19, but the 21-19 comes with a great attack by Kozamernik. Zaytsev invasion and is 23-20, and the first set is won by Milan 25-22 with two attacks by Nimir.
The second set starts with a great Milano that with Clevenot writes the 4-2. However with a great salvation by Rossini is 5-5.
In the decisive moments of the match Milano is always present: Clevenot realizes the point of 11-7, and despite the Polish Bednorz try to keep Modena afloat, the block of Kozamernik also gives the second set to Milano.
Really balanced start also for the third set, with Modena’s break, 4-6, with a Bednorz’s pipe. However, the ace of Kozamernik allows Milan until the 9-9.
Modena recovers a break of advantage, with Pinali deservedly on the field in place of Zaytsev, but Nimir is unleashed and tries to bring Milan to a draw with the diagonal of 13-14. Thanks to an attack out of Anzani is 18-17, an action followed by the Piano’s block on the same Anzani (19-17). The 3rd point in row comes with the counterattack of Clevenot: 21-18, and another block for 23-19! Hirsch finds the ace of 24-19, but it is Nimir who closes set and match for the final ecstasy on 25-20!
Nimir Abdel Aziz, who played some opaque matches in the last period, this time is author of 19 points (69% in attack), which make him absolute MVP of the match.
Excellent match also for the Slovenian Mittleblocker Jan Kozamernik: 8 points, 83% in attack and 2 winning blocks, both on the decisive moments of the match.
On the other side, only Bartosz Bednorz reached a double-digit performance: for him a really good match, with 14 points and 60% in attack.
Italian Superlega Round 17
Sir Safety Conad Perugia-Cucine Lube Civitanova 3-1 (25:23, 26:24, 18:25, 25:15)
Consar Ravenna-Vero Volley Monza 3-2 (25:21, 25:20, 19:25, 20:25, 15:13)
Revivre Axopower Milano-Azimut Leo Shoes Modena 3-0 (25:22, 25:22, 25:20)
Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia-Itas Trentino 0-3 (23:25, 16:25, 18:25)
Emma Villas Siena-Top Volley Latina 2-3 (23:25, 25:20, 24:26, 25:17, 12:15)
Kioene Padova-Globo Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora 3-2 (25:18, 25:21, 24:26, 13:25, 15:6)
Calzedonia Verona-BCC Castellana Grotte 3-1 (25:21, 24:26, 25:18, 25:20)
Wednesday 16 January 2019
BCC Castellana Grotte – Revivre Axopower Milano
Saturday 19 January 2019
Vero Volley Monza – Kioene Padova
Sunday 20 January 2019
Itas Trentino – Cucine Lube
Emma Villas Siena – Sir Safety Conad Perugia
Globo Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora – Calzedonia Verona
Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia – Consar Ravenna
Azimut Leo Shoes Modena – Top Volley Latina