Challenge Cup: Winning debut for Allianz Milano in Europe
Allianz Powervolley Milano closes in straight sets the first game against the Albanians of Erzeni Shijak, in its first ever debut in Europe.
In the 1/16 finals of the CEV Challenge Cup against the Albanian team, the team coached by Piazza destroyed rivals in just under an hour, partially 25:9, 25:15, 25:7.
At Centro Pavesi FIPAV in Milan, coach Piazza left some of his players in the bench, playing with Izzo diagonally with Nimir, middle-blockers Okolic and Clevenot, Basic and Gironi wing-spikers and Pesaresi libero. One-way game, as well as all the fundamentals of the match: Milano closes the game with 80% in attack with Nimir top scorer of the match with 22 points (and 88% in attack), 12 winning blocks and 16 aces! Interestingly, Erzeni Shijak didn’t make a single block in the whole game. Tomorrow the second-leg match will be played always in Milan.
ERZENI SHIJAK – ALLIANZ POWERVOLLEY MILANO: 0-3 (9:25, 15:25, 7:25)
Allianz Powervolley Milano: Nimir 22, Basic 12, Izzo 3, Gironi 8, Okolic 5, Clevenot 15, Pesaresi (L). N.e.: Hoffer (L), Kozamernik, Sbertoli, Petric, Weber. Coach. Piazza.
Erzeni Shijak: Lloshi 0, Kula 6, Gjoklaj 1, Dashi (L), Xhija 2, Cullhaj 6, Baruti 2, Nazifi 0, Medenica 3. N.e. Agushi, Hoxha, Vora. Coach. Sako