In the continuity of the second weekend of the League of Nations and after the defeat against Japan in the first match in the Philippines, The Argentine National Team fell to Slovenia 3-1with partials of 20-25, 29-27, 18-25 and 17-25.
With 13 points, Luciano Vicentin was the top scorer of the national castwhich will try to recover this Friday when it faces China during the early morning in Argentina (04:00).
The match began with Argentina concentrated and opening the game on the wings for an even point-to-point that stretched to 14-14. With contributions from Mozic, the European team went ahead and although the National Team resisted offensively, it had complications in reception that allowed Slovenia to win the first set.
With a similar development in the second chapter, those led by Marcelo Méndez maintained parity. Despite the fact that the Slovenians reached the closing zone ahead on the scoreboard, Agustín Loser’s good contributions allowed the Argentine team to turn history around and seal the 28-26 scoreline with goals from Ezequiel Palacios and Bruno Lima.
The procedure became complicated again in the third, with a much more aggressive Slovenia and with a greater presence of Urnaut. Vicentin was the standard in the attempts of the national team, but the work of the Europeans was superior in all lines to take the set 25-18.
From the serve, the Slovenian team continued to punish the National Team, which tried to fight despite the discomfort in the game, although they could not avoid defeat, giving up the partial 25-17.
Weekend 2: days and times of the matches in Argentina
It should be remembered that all games are televised by ESPN.
- Japan – Argentina 3-1 (27-25, 25-18, 17-25 and 25-16)
- Argentina – Slovenia 1-3 (20-25, 29-27, 18-25 and 17-25)
- Friday 6/24, 04.00: vs China
- Saturday 6/25, 00.00: vs Netherlands