FIVB.com, fot. Adrian Sawko, 13 December 2017
Twice, Italian champions Cucine Lube Civitanova trailed Polish champions and hosts ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle, but twice they came back to tie the intense and dramatic game, before rallying in the fifth for a sensational 3-2 (23-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-21, 18-16) win before another sellout crowd here for the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championship.
It was the second five-setter in two days for ZAKSA, who had come back from two sets down on the opening day to beat Sarmaye Bank of Tehran.
It leaves the Italian side undefeated in Pool A, within touching distance of a berth in the semifinals.
Bulgarian Tsvetan Sokolov with 26 points and Cuban-born Osmany Juantorena with 23 led the scoring for Lube, to counter the 25 of Belgian Sam Deroo for ZAKSA.
Lube outplayed ZAKSA in blocking, serving and attacking, but also conceded as many as 35 unforced errors.
Match details and statistics here: http://clubworldchampionships.2017.men.fivb.com/en/schedule/8719-zaksa%20kedzierzyn-kozle-lube%20civitanova/post
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