Santiago Orduna

A PalaPanini with over 4500 spectators welcomes the match between Velasco’s Modena team and Monza team, coached by former Modena player Fabio Soli in a challenge with great charm inside and outside the field. Azimut Leo Shoes Modena begins the match with Keemink as director, Zaytsev as opposite, Bednorz and Urnaut as side-players, Holt and Anzani at the center, Salvatore Rossini as libero. Monza responds with Orduna as dribbler, Buchegger as opposite, Beretta and Yosifov as middle players, Botto and Dzavoronok as sides, Rizzo as libero. The match has a frentic rhythm, point after point with Modena running away but promptly resumed, 14-14. Monza gets the break, 17-19 and then closes the set at 22-25. In the second set, balance is still the master, 14-15. The pace is still very quick at the partial and it’s 25-24, Monza tries to overcome and closes the set at 26-28. The third set begins under Modena’s reign, 7-5. The yellows remain ahead, 14-11. Modena plays for getting distance at 23-18 and closes the partial at 25-20. In the fourth set Modena gets 9-8. Monza tries to overcome again at 11-15, Soli's team closes the set at 18-25 and the match 1-3. During the fourth set Matteo Lusetti, class 2002, makes his debut and becomes one of the three youngest players in the A1 series together with Andrea Giani and Mattia Taramelli.

Jacopo Botto (Vero Volley Monza): “Tonight it was very good, I would say. We bring three precious points home from Modena. Perhaps not many expected it, but we really wanted to do well after the defeat in the Challenge Cup against Lisbon. Tomorrow we return to the gym to prepare the return challenge against the Portugueses in which we will try to give our best to redeem ourselves. After tonight's victory we have to rest and focus on the important match that awaits us on Wednesday."