Wilfredo Leon led Perugia with 11 kills and a match-high 5 aces in Perugia’s sweep over Verona.
Simone Giannelli is the latest Italian starter to be left home to rest, in spite of the team teetering in 7th place and on the verge of a spot in the Final 6.
Simone Giannelli, the starting setter for the Italian Men’s Volleyball team, will miss action this week after suffering an injury.
After scoring the majority of Italy’s points thus far in the VNL, Osmany Juantorena and Ivan Zaytsev will not be travelling with the team to Osaka, Japan in Week 3.
Ivan Zaytsev (above) and Osmany Juantorena will bring some of the punch back to the Italian lineup this summer, though there are still key absences from the Blue.
Schedule, host information, and teams’ extended rosters for the seventh edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup
They will still, however, be without Olympic stars Ivan Zaytsev, Emanuele Biraelli, and Osmany Juantorena, but veteran Simone Buti (above) will be present to captain the team.