Wednesday night brought a bitter defeat to the team of World Champions. After a thrilling five-set match they had to admit the superiority of Polish ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle.
Good start for the guests from Poland that quite calmly won two first sets (23-25, 17-25) thanks to good defense and service (7 aces). Trento returned to game in the 3rd and the 4th set making 2.000 fans go crazy. Very tied 5th set finished with the victory of ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle 17-19. It was the first defeat of Trentino Volley in this year’s Champions League.
In statistics ZAKSA won in every element of the game: block 14-12, attack 52% – 49%, 25%-20% of excellent reception and finally great 13 aces of ZAKSA (6 of Jurii Gladyr) to “only” 7 of Trento.
After the match ZAKSA claimed the leadership of Pool C of Champions League with 8 points.
“The match of last night against Kedzierzyn was really great: both teams fought until the last ball, our only regret is linked to the fact of not winning. The result 2-3, however, still keeps us on course for the first place in Pool C” – said the captain of Trento, Matey Kaziyski. “We have suffered in reception, so consequently unable to put into practice the game we play usually. But we must turn the page quickly, on Sunday we will play with another important opponent – Cuneo – in Serie A1. A victory over them will be the best way to forget the defeat with ZAKSA.”