Home Crowd Do Not Earn Velasco a win
Luca Vettori with 15 points has helped Italy to edge Argentina 3-1 (25-18, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22 ) in front of a rapturous Tehran home crowd bearing the love of Argentinean coach in heart on the opening night of week 3.
As the Public Relations of volleyball federation reported, In the first set, Iranian fans applauded Velasco and his team that helped a close score point to reach the first TTO leading by Italy in 8-7. The Argentinean could not preserve the points as they came out of the court for the second technical time-out 16-13 and Italy power the set 25-18.
The astonishing performance of Luca Vettori run a lead for Italy 8-4 as it made Velasco to change the plan to level the points in 11-11 and then the crowd erupted to call Velasco to support the team for leading forward. The rally went point by point. No Prediction could be made of the winner that finally this was Italy who maintain the chance 25-20 by excellent pairing of Zaytsev and Vettori.
While Argentina had left the door open for Italy in the first two sets, in the third set it remained firmly shut take the lead for the first technical time-out in 8-4. Zaytsev was substituted by Lanza as Lorenzo felt concerned with losing the points one after another to down 10-16 in the second TTO. Nicolas Bruno closed the set for Argentina 25-22.
In the fourth set, Argentina revived the hope as they take the lead 6-8 in the first technical time out. Soon Italy found its feet and with star player Simone Buti a comeback in 11-10 and had head up to 16-12 in the second technical time out by consecutive attempts of Vettori in spike. The home crowd raised in ecstasy as Argentina reduced the differences 21-20 but Italy’s stunning efforts made them unstoppable. The Argentinean coach of Iran, Juan Cichello were eagerly watching his home team performance that finally Simone Buti closed the match for Italy.