A phase of the Italy-Slovenia final (GettyImages)

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September 19, 2021 The new Italian volleyball team won the final against Slovenia and won the gold medal of the European Championships. For the blues of Ferdinando De Giorgi, after a practically perfect continental event, triumph at the tie break, in Poland, in the final act of the tournament.

At the covered arena "Spodek" in Katowice, Italy beat Slovenia 3-2 with the sets of 22-25, 25-20, 20-25, 25-20, 15-11. These are the playing times per set: 30 ', 31'. 30 ', 29', 17 '.

It is a historic double for Italy: women's Italy also won gold at this year's European Championships.

After the farewell of Osmany Juantorena, who "greeted" the blue jersey, and the injury of Ivan Zaytsev, De Giorgi was able to rebuild Italy with captain Simone Giannelli and many youngsters on the shields. The Azzurri return to the top of Europe after 16 years: their last success was in 2005.

It was the final number eleven for Italian volleyball, with a budget of seven golds (1989, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2005 , 2021) and four silvers (1991, 2001, 2011, 2013).