Modena won Challenge Cup
Pallavollo Modena is the champion of the European Challenge Cup. In the final game Italian team defeated Russian Lokomotiv-Izumrud Ekaterinburg 3:1.
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Modena had problems in the first set ot the finals. From the second set it was only one team on the court. Modena made a good reparation for the last Top Teams Cup Final Four, in 2007 Modena lost in the final match in front of the home public.
Andrea Giani, the coach of Modena: “From my experience I know that the potential and mental attitude are very important factors in any volleyball match. Today my players kept in their mind what they had to do in order to win the game and they did that. I cannot say that this victory will change our current unsatisfying standing in the Italian National League but I hope that it will boost us and give my players much more confidence in their potential.”
The Russian coach, Valery Alferov added: “Honestly we played against a very strong team with an impressive squad and I think we couldn’t do anything more. Anyway the second place and the silver medal are a big success for us especially taking into account our poor results in the Russian League.”
Third place match finished in favor of French Poitiers. Poitiers captured bronze medal second year in the row, previous year it was bronze medal in CEV Cup.
Final Pallavollo Modena323252525okomotiv-Izumrud Ekaterinburg125181619Bronze medal Stade Poitievin Poitiers3272538 Asseco Resovia SSA Rzeszow0252136