Aaron Russell almost always plays good when Perugia and even USA is losing so I could see that. Unanimous MVP choice. That serving run totally change the momentum and such a reliable force in the attack.
..but having Massimo Colaci is just a relief for all the outside hitters. He helped manned the backrow and that was the player lacking from Perugia last season. A really good libero.
Now I really wish Ivan can play opposite lol he was a disaster during the first two sets but he is such a resilient player and that played well for Perugia. Just glad it came at the end. Would rather have struggling players during the beginning than a choker at the end.
Now on the other hand Atanasijevic. He actually played good but it just bothers me with his finishing. Sokolov really showed him and everyone what it takes to become an opposite. I wish he could settle his problems cause it's just next to impossible that Perugia is going to replace him.
This is actually the first time I see De Cecco consistently use the pipe. Lol Amazing. It wasn't much of a factor in the final set but it helped set the tone for the rest of the match.
This. And to be honest, Atanasijevic did almost nothing in the last 2 sets. Everything started from the service line, with Russell and Ivan making a hige difference. It made it easier for our blocked, who where just amazing (expecially Podrascanin in the last points of the last set). Having Sokolov on our side insted of the serbian, it was an fast and easy 3-0 for us. We won because we almost didn't run the opposite.