It was an emotional evening at the Atlas Arena in Łódź as PGE Skra Bełchatów played host to Italian side Azimut Modena for their Volleyball Champions League encounter yesterday evening (20.12.).
Despite the relatively early start time of 17:30, approximately 10,000 fans found their way to the Atlas Arena to follow the spectacle which was about the unfold on the parquet.
Modena, who in 2016 won the Italian Championship, the Italian Cup as well the Italian Supercup, perhaps were the more dominant team, comfortably deciding the 1st and 3rd sets with 22:25 and 17:25 respectively, however, Skra Bełchatów were not going to give up easily.
While deciding the second set for themselves with 25:21, the Skra boys nearly managed to take the match into tie-break, coming back from a significant point deficit in set 4 to nearly winning the set. There was no question about the team’s will to fight and to succeed, however, at the end of set 4, it was Modena who brought the victory back home to Italy, winning the fourth and deciding set by 22:25.
Following the second Group D mactch of the Volleyball Champions League, Skra Bełchatów is sitting in fourth place trailing ACH Volley Lublana and SCM U Craiova by 3 and 4 points respectively.