Azimut Modena Volley-ACH Ljubljana 3-2 (25-22; 21-25; 25-21; 23-25; 15-11)
Modena Volley’s debut in the 2016 CEV Champions League wasn’t as smooth as many would have thought: the team from Slovenja turned out to be pretty solid in terms of reception and service, whereas the Yellows were still tired after the hard-fought match against Civitanova of last Sunday. Eventually, the Yellows managed to pull themselves together in the tie break and get the edge over the opponent, winning the home game.
The match marked the debut of Swan Ngapeth as a libero. It was a great opportunity for two other young players as well, since Samuel Onwuelo, the reserve opposite, scored an important block at the end of the third set, while the reserve setter Nicola Salsi officially debuted in this season during the second set.
The team captain Nemanja Petric delivered a consistent performance overall, being crucial for the team’s victory.
Moreover, Matteo Piano was lined up as a regular and he proved himself scoring 14 points, which included 6 blocks.