Italy top Pool B despite China’s fantastic comeback


Resistencia, Argentina, August 18, 2015 - On the best match in Resistencia venue so far, China put an end to Italy’s undefeated march with a great reaction by 3-2 (26-24, 22-25, 22-25, 25-15, 16-14). Nevertheless, it wasn’t enough to change Pool B ranking and the Azzurri seized the top spot with the achieved point.

China’s Yu Yuantai delighted the audience with another superb display, this time with 27 points and doing everything on the two final points - a block, then a dig and a sharp counterattack. Opposite Wang Jingyi supported him with 16 tallies.

Even though Italy was already safe on the top when they moved to a 2-1 score, they fought until the end ledy by Gabriele Di Martino. The middle-blocker was the most prolific scorer on his side with 22 points, six of them from killing blocks. Three other Italian players rounded up double numbers - Roberto Cominetti (18), Gianluca Galassi (15) and Paolo Zonca (14).


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