Italy in attack against Russia (Getty)

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01 September 2021New success of the Italians at the European Volleyball Championships. In the Štark Arena in Belgrade, Italy beat Russia 3-0 in the quarterfinals, thus obtaining the qualification for the semifinal.

Davide Mazzanti's team won with the partial of 25-20 25-8 25-15. Clear the affirmation of the blue on the team coached by the Venetian Sergio Busato. The coach of Russia, after the efforts of the Tokyo Olympic Games, left home some of the big names of the team, such as the spiker Natalia Goncharova.

On the other hand, the Italian national team is practically full, looking for redemption after the "disappointments" in Cinque Cerchi. The blues today appeared to be very determined and did not "allow themselves" drops in tension, which had instead characterized the recent releases of Sylla and her companions.

Italy will face the Netherlands on Friday, who yesterday beat Ettore Guidetti's Sweden 3-0.

Mazzanti's satisfaction

"Today I saw several good things. We have the right sensations to play a good volleyball. When we were conservative, in some matches, we did badly. Today, however, the girls were brave, we risked well and a lot and we left little room for our opponents ". Thus, to the microphones of RaiSport, the coach Davide Mazzanti, after the success of the blue team.

"In attack we did very well. Sylla did a lot of good things and found continuity. She had fun, I think, not only in the balancing game but also in the attack phase. Holland? We'll think about it tonight. European semifinal: it will certainly be difficult. I don't know what to expect from Holland, which is a bit different from what we have seen in recent years ", added the Italian coach.

In the evening, the last quarter-final between Serbia and France will take place, also in Belgrade. The winner will play in the semifinals against Giovanni Guidetti's Turkey, who eliminated Poland 3-0 yesterday.