Paola Egonu not enough, Italvolley out
Italy’s winning streak in the Women’s European Championship 2023 comes to a halt with Turkey. The Azzurri gave way to Vargas and her teammates in the semifinals 2-3 (25-18; 23-25; 25-15; 22-25; 6-15) and on Sunday they will try to clinch their third consecutive European podium against the loser of the other semifinal Serbia-Holland (Sunday at 4:30 p.m.).
In a Palais 12 in Brussels packed with more than 8,000 Turks, Italy was unable to curb the enthusiasm of a Turkey that, after winning the VNL 2023, will have the opportunity to lift its first historic continental trophy to the sky. Spectacular match the one played between two of the strongest national teams in the world and closed on tiebreak at the end of an incredible whirlwind of emotions.
For Italy the regret of not having struck the decisive blow in the fourth set led for a long time with 4 lengths of advantage.