Cueno became a single leader of this group by winning with Asseco Resovia 3:0. Italian team came to Rzeszow very determined. Fans in Poland was expecting a great game, but Resovia has not been doing very well lately, so everyone knew it was going to be very difficult.
Reality turned out to be very good for Cuneo. They showed some incredible skills on the service (9 points with aces, while Resovia only 1). Both teams started rather aggressive on the wings, but only Italians managed to keep it going through the whole part. In Resovia Rzeszow only Zbigniew Bartman could catch up with his rival Tsvetan Sokolov . They scored 17 points each. In the end all that matters was service of Cuneo and mistakes of Resovia. With that kind of a picture, the result could be only one and Italian team is now a leader of pool G.
“The biggest difference was in service. In other elements, especially in attack, we shouldn’t be ashamed of our performance. We can regret that we lost our advantage in the second set in which we had a big chance to level the score in sets. Obviously we have to work a lot to improve our play” stressed Andrzej Kowal, mentor of the local team.
“I agree that the service was the key to our success here in Rzeszow. Nevertheless, Asseco Resovia is a very strong team and we have to prepare well also for the return game in Italy” concluded Roberto Piazza, head coach of Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo
Asseco Resovia Rzeszow – Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo 0:3 (18:25, 23:25, 20:25)
On the other hand, Arago de Sete scored their historical first victory with Remat Zalau.
After losing to Asseco Resovia Rzeszow and Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo, this time Arago de Sete needed a win. However, Sete is currently damaged by injuries, so they had to do twice that good job. French team did especially well in block – 15 points from this element in only 3 sets. In addition, they were highly supported by Baptiste Geiler (16 points). On the other side, Remat Zalau responded with Serban Pascan and Silmar De Almeida, but it was not enough. Arago de Sete was slightly better every time in the end of every part. The return match is scheduled for next week in Romania and Arago will try to back up its third place in the standings.
Arago de Sete – Remat Zalau 3:0 (25:19, 25:19, 25:22)
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