1. Novara will play their 20th game in the season: so far the Italian club won 15 games and lost 4.
2. Novara has a score of 3 wins and no sets loss in the CEV Champions League so far. In 2019 Novara achieved a still-unbeaten record, by winning all 6 games in the Pool phase 3-0.
3. Among Novara girls, only Lucia Imperiali has not done her Champions League debut yet.
4. Novara is currently on 2nd place of the Italian A1 league after 13 rounds of Regular Season. In the last game played, on saturday evening, Novara won 3-0 over Casalmaggiore.
5. Only 35% of the full-capability of the sports hall will be allowed for the game, due to the Italian Covid-19 restrictions.
"That's an important game for us, as in case of victory we could move important steps forward. We want to pass the round and secure a spot in the Playoff phase, so we will have to stay very focused and play our best, as Liberec is in the "underdog" position: they have no pressures and will do everything to achieve a good result".
Outside hitter Igor Gorgonzola Novara
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Fighting over the ner
Dukla LIBEREC coach Galik
Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA coach Lavarini
Blazkova on fire
CLW 47-Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA vs VK Dukla LIBEREC
Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA cheering after a point
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Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA reign again in the Pool C of the #CLVolleyW, defeating VK Dukla LIBEREC
This evening it was time to face again after December 7th for Dukla LIBEREC and Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA. The two teams clashed in a match entirely dominated by the Italian team, confirming the ranking of Pool C.
The first set started at a great advantage for Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA, with Karakurt immediately warming up and encouraging Hancock to serve her best balls. The first minutes showed some matters in reception for Igor Gorgonzola, with LIBEREC's middle blockers doing a great job in defence. A monster block by Karakurt and Washington swiped up the opponents (6-4), but then Novara took the lead of the match (9-5), a play by Bosetti caused a big rally and then Washington finished with a fast, reaching the double-digit (10-5). Then the first time-out was called by Dukla LIBEREC'S coach Galik. The game proceeded in fashion for Igor, until Hancok revealed herself to be excellent as usual in setting a spike for Chirichella (19-9). Finally, Vk Dula LIBEREC reached the double digits (19-10). Cristina Chirichella denied the penultimate point to the opponents, and then the set closed 25-12.
The second set was more balanced, with a video challenge in the first few minutes that Igor won. Lucia Imperiali made her debut in CEV Champions League, and at 12-11, Rosamaria entered the court, substituting Karakurt.
The two teams were again head-to-head (17-16); the opponents powerfully blocked Chirichella. Rosamaria scored a crucial point (19-17), then an ace by Washington sealed another point for Novara.
Lavarini was forced to call the first time out at 21-20. But the Igor Gorgonzola found the rhythm again and closed the match 25-23.
Also, the third set displayed a challenge at 5-1, and showed Karakurt and Rosamaria together on the court. Herbots brought her team at 16-8, Novara escaped the opponents (21-12). Two consecutive aces by Herbots were essential to bring the match to a conclusion, and after a challenge, Karakurt obtained the point (24-12) and eventually closed the set.
The match in numbers
The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.
The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.
Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.
The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.
An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.
The number of successful point winning blocks of Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA compared to VK Dukla LIBEREC.
Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA number of service aces compared to VK Dukla LIBEREC
Errors leading to points of Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA, next to those from VK Dukla LIBEREC