Italy, the bronze medalists of the EuroVolley 2019 are main favourites of Pool C. After upsetting result at the Olympics they are determined to show their strength again. So far, Italy played only one match in Zadar, winning in straight sets to Belarus and definitely their aim is to earn another emphatic win. On the other side, Hungary is playing their third consecutive match, after winning with Slovakia 3-1, they lost to Switzerland in tie-break. Their leader Greta Szakmary contributed with as many as 27 points in the five-setter.
First RefereeDavid FERNANDEZ FUENTESESPSecond RefereeMirko JANKOVICSRB
Many basketball and volleyball competitions, many martial arts competitions, and even some tennis competitions were played in the Krešimir Ćosić Hall. The Croatian Volleyball Federation in the Krešimir Ćosić Hall organized the finals of the Croatian Cup and the Snježana Ušić Cup in the 2019/2020 season, MEVZA tournaments for younger age categories and all finals of domestic championships for younger age categories. Capacity: 8000
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Born in Naples, February 10, 1994. In the national team: Bronze European Championships 2019, Silver World Championship 2018, Silver W. Grand Prix 2017. She is enrolled at the Catholic University of Milan Physical Education and Sport Sciences and in his spare time he loves cooking.
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Kata Torok during warm-up
Cristina Chirichella spiking
Italy celebrating a succesful action
Battle over the net
Greta Kiss attacking from difficult position
Hungary thanking their fans
Hungarian fans cheering their team
Paola Egonu in action
Miriam Sylla celebrating her kill
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An easy win for Italy
If a team scores only four points by means of their spikes in a set, it is pretty obvious that they are facing very dominant opponents. That was the case in the matchup Hungary vs. Italy. Hungary started the first set with a lot of respect for their Italian colleagues and managed to score only 14 points (4 in attack - 2 in block, 2 with aces), including eight resulting from Italian mistakes. Even when they did not play at full speed, the Italian girls were dominant, so their victory in the end was very well deserved (25-16).
The second set was not much different from the first one. A routine game for the Italian girls who managed to record a 25-15 win in 23 minutes only. Hungary’s Polish-born coach Jakub Gluszak made a lot of changes within that set, trying to find more responsive and braver players, but without much success. On the other hand, Davide Mazzanti, the Italian coach, did not make a single substitution.
In the third set, Hungary managed to take the lead 6-5, but the Italians would not hear of it and punished their opponents with a run of eight points in a row for 13-6. At 18-11, the Hungarian coach called a time-out, trying to break the Italian pace, but it did not help much, as Italy closed the set and match at 25-19.
The match in numbers
The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.
The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.
Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.
The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.
An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.
The number of successful point winning blocks of ITALY compared to HUNGARY.
ITALY number of service aces compared to HUNGARY
Errors leading to points of ITALY, next to those from HUNGARY
“It was not easy to stay focussed for the whole match. We did not know much about Hungary and their players, and they surprised us a number of times because they served really well. I have not watched much of Croatia’s matches this far, probably one set only, but I am sure that we will be ready for that match when the time comes.”
Captain of Italy
“It is always an honour to play against a team like this, which is one of the best in the world. We came here to just really have fun and enjoy the game against some great opponents. I am really happy that we had a really good service, we served tough and we got some aces. We also had some blocks, which is great against tall girls like the Italians. Of course, I wished that the game would be a little bit longer, but still I am pretty happy with how we played.”
Middle blocker of Hungary