Euro volleyball: In Nantes, France Beats Italy and into the Semifinals

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France beat Italy in Euro Volleyball in Nantes

The intractable France won (3-0) against Italy on Tuesday night at Hall XXL Nantes. A semi-final against Serbia awaits them Friday at Bercy

The ticket for the semi-final in the pocket … and won hands down. This Tuesday, France swept the Italians to qualify in the semifinals of the Euro volleyball. The Blues, exceptional, have imposed themselves in three sets (25-16, 27-25, 25-14), in the hall XXL in Nantes.

“You never expect a match like that,” said captain Benjamin Toniutti. “We smothered them from the outset and we left them no chance,” adds Julien Lyneel. Except in the second set during which the Italians had three set balls. “We are sure of our game, it helps in those moments,” admits Toniutti.


Stephen Boyer humiliated the Italians

And when you have a point at such a level, it helps too. Stephen Boyer martyred the Italians the whole meeting. “I had rarely seen that, in the regularity, praise Lyneel. He was bluffing, being ultra-lucid. He was just phenomenal. This shows his investment and his desire to go all together. Tonight he’s doing us a good job. At just 23, Boyer, MVP of the match with 25 points in total, disgusted Italy by signing 9 aces, including 5 in a row in the third set! An XXL performance.

Serbia, Friday in Bercy

A few minutes after the meeting, Laurent Tillie still does not return. “It’s impressive the quality of the game, the management of the technical and tactical pressure of the Italians. We were a fucking team … “The coach of the Blues did not even have time to have fun during this very short quarter-final one-sided (1:24). “Even in the third set, I was worried,” Tillie says, her eyes tired. I got angry after my staff laughing on the bench. We can not laugh, we’re here to kill. I have seen so many reversals in the past. “Tuesday night, there was not because the Blues were too strong for the vice Olympic Champions of Rio in 2016.

Place at Bercy now. France will face Serbia on Friday, who dominated Ukraine in five sets on Tuesday night for a place in the final. “It was a first goal to go to Paris, but nothing is done, tempers Toniutti. We want to write our story. I hope she will be beautiful in a few days. “

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