Italian side Valsa Group Modena win the second leg match of 2022/23 CEV Cup Final rising from their ashes after a disappointing first leg to win an European Cup after 15 years!
After a nightmarish week, with 3 KO in straight sets (Quarterfinals Game 3 at home against Piacenza, first leg of CEV Cup and also Game 4 on the field of Piacenza, icing on the cake, setter Bruno Rezende’s ankle injury), the guys around head coach Andrea Giani redeemed themselves by winning 0-3 (25:27, 22:25, 23:25) on the field of Knack Roeselare.
The most exciting was first set, a point-for-point race in the key moments, with the home team missing two chances to close in ther favour, 24-23 and the 25-24, and Modena seized their first opportunity to close in their favour, 25-27.
To make the difference a solid reception (61% positive, 51% perfect), a slightly better performance in attack (53% to 44%) and, above all, Adis Lagumdzija, top scorer of the match with as many as 25 points through 58% in attack, including 3 aces and 1 winning block. Eavin Ngapeth and Tommaso Rinaldi also contributed with 13 points each, with the first who also close second set, while Pablo Koukartsev was the most prolific player for the home team, scoring 21 points through 47% in attack and 3 aces.
Roeselare also wasted the opportunity to take the game at Golden Set who, however, they lose with a clear 9-15.
🏐| 2022/23 CEV CUP FINAL
FIRST LEG | Wednesday | March 29, 2023
• 20.30 Local Time)| Valsa Group Modena (ITA) – Knack Roeselare (BEL) 0-3 (21:25, 23:25, 21:25)
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH
SECOND LEG | Wednesday | April 5, 2023
• 20.30 Local Time)| Knack Roeselare (BEL) – Valsa Group Modena (ITA) 0-3 (25:27, 22:25, 23:25) GOLDEN SET: 9-15