PAOK succumbed to the “beast” again

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PAOK failed again against Allianz Milano. The Black and Whites lost 1-3 sets to the Italian side in Palataki in their second CEV Cup Volleyball Men’s Round of 16 match, following a 3-0 set loss in the northern Italian city last week , was left out of the quarter-finals of the second tier European interclub event.

On the plus side for the “two-headed” is the return to competitive action of Bam Van De Dries.

In the fourth set, Milan came out determined to “clean up” the match and took leads of 12-9 and 18-14 to make it 24-19 before we reached the final 1-3 set.

Fluctuation:

1st set: 6-8, 13-16, 16-21, 20-25

2nd set: 4-8, 9-16, 14-21, 18-25

3rd set: 6-8, 16-15, 21-19, 25-20

4th set: 6-8, 13-16, 16-21, 20-25

*PAOK’s points came from 7 aces, 39 attacks (38% efficiency), 2 blocks and 35 opponent errors (18 lost serves) and Milan’s points came from 9 aces, 43 attacks (45% efficiency), 9 blocks and 34 errors opponents (19 lost serves).

The sets: 20-25, 18-25, 25-20, 20-25

PAOK (Josko Milenkoski): Van Harderen 11 (11/18 ref., 68% sub. – 37% excellent), Saltaferidis, Blanckenaut 5 (2/3 ref., 2 aces, 1 block), Gatsis 4 (4/5 ref.), Takouridis 1 (1/1 ff.), Truchchev 9 (4/25 ff., 4 aces, 1 block, 48% sub. – 24% excellent) / Kokkinakis (l, 57% sub. – 26% excellent), Konstantinidis (l ), Mouchlias 3 (3/13 ff., 67% sub. – 33% excellent), Papalexiou 1 (1/6 ff.), Van De Dries 5 (4/9 ff., 1 ace), Linardos 9 (9 /12 ff.)

ALLIANCE MILAN (Roberto Piazza): Kaziski 6 (4/9 ff., 2 aces, 75% sub. – 50% excellent), Merkareho 12 (9/22 ff., 2 aces, 1 block, 47% sub. – 32% excellent), Loser 5 ( – 57% excellent), Colombo (l), Zonda, Vitelli 5 (1/2 ref., 1 ace, 3 blocks), Regers 9 (7/19 ref., 2 blocks, 36% sub. – 27% excellent), Inochenji 4 (3/5 ff., 1 block), Ishikawa

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