The thirty-third edition of the European Championships has opened in these days, with the athletes of Rana Verona who have already taken to the field for their first commitments. Moscow, Mozic and Grozdanov faced the opening match, while Dzavoronok’s Czech Republic will make their debut today against Poland.
Winning and convincing debut for coach Fefè De Giorgi’s Azzurri, who in the first match of the tournament beat Belgium with a clear 3-0 (25-17; 25-18; 25-15), thus earning their first points in the group. Verona centre-back Leandro Mosca did not take part in the match staged at the Unipol Arena. Italy’s next match is scheduled for this evening at 21.00 against Estonia.
The Slovenian selection started their European adventure in the best possible way, obtaining the full tally against Ukraine and reaching Spain at the top of Group B. Rok Mozic immediately took the chair, one of the best scorers of the match thanks to 18 balls placed on the ground. The hitter born in 2002 recorded 59% positivity in attack, while he blocked his opponents twice with blocks.
In the inaugural outing at the Palace of Culture and Sports, coach Konstantinov’s team failed to snatch any points, falling 3-1 to Spain. Despite the negative result, Aleks Grozdanov was the protagonist of a good personal performance, topped off with 9 points overall, also hitting an ace. Furthermore, the three places from Verona was the player to have scored the most blocks in the Bulgarian formation (3). Second engagement tonight, with Finland as opponent.