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Volleyball, Women's World Cup: Italy-China 3-1
Volleyball, Women's World Cup: Italy-China 3-1 Great Italy at the World Women's Volleyball Championship, the Italians closed the first stage very well with five wins in as many races, 15 points in the safe and a massive dose of self-esteem after the last success, coming back against China, the Olympic champions in charge . The points earned during this first phase will also be maintained in the continuation of the tournament, and this already puts in a mortgage on the Final Six landing stage. ITALY-CHINA 3-1 (20-25, 26-24, 25-16, 25-20) - The Japanese world currently offers an amazing Italy that clearly wins its circle of Sapporo, having the best in 4 sets of the China, who had won the first set. Already sure a place among the first six of the world, even if the second group in which Italy is included, that of Osaka, seems extremely challenging. THE MATCH Italy comes with the formation already seen before, still out Pietrini for abdominal problems, the lines of Paola Egonu put a strain on the opposing defense. Italy ahead of three points, but soon the inertia of the race turns in favor of the Chinese who scaenano with three deadly walls in a row, the break really hurts the blue who can not react and the opponents place winning beats to repeat. The damage is now irreparable and China deservedly won the first set 20-25. The second set opens on the false line of the first, with the Italians immediately at ease and able to immediately take a break of advantage. The recovery of the Chinese is inexorable, but the match is rebalanced with the recovery of the blue. We are 12-12 and Italy from this moment inserts the upper gear, the jokes are heavy damage to opponents and close the second set thanks to a wall of Chirichella. The victory of the second set represents a watershed, the Italians are galvanized while the Chinese are in obvious trouble. Always protagonists in battuta and for China are pains. The defense takes everything that comes, and the attacks of Egonu and Sylla lead us to win the third set. Italy 2, China 1. In the third set, China tries to get back on track, but the blue ones are also awarded the partial third for the final victory.