Modena have taken a revenge to Perugia to tie the series in the Italian Superlega playoffs, while Lube Civitanova have managed to defeat Trentino for the second time and to increase the lead in the series 2-0.
Azimut Leo Shoes Modena – Sir Safety Conad Perugia 3-2 (19:25, 25:22, 25:22, 23:25, 15:9)
Azimut Leo Shoes Modena: Christenson 2, Urnaut 2, Mazzone 10, Zaytsev 30, Bednorz 16, Holt 13, Benvenuti (L), Tillie 1, Rossini (L), Kaliberda 2. N.E. Anzani, Keemink, Pierotti, Pinali. Coach. Velasco.
Sir Safety Conad Perugia: De Cecco 2, Lanza 2, Podrascanin 7, Atanasijevic 27, Leon Venero 24, Ricci 3, Della Lunga (L), Piccinelli (L), Colaci (L), Seif 0, Berger 0, Galassi 5, Hoag 0. N.E. Hoogendoorn. Coach. Bernardi.
What a clash between Modena and Perugia! Even though the away side had a better opening in the match, taking the first in a very convincing ways, Modena refused to surrender in this home game, in a Palapanini sold-out.
Ivan Zaytsev played at a high level which, and he was enough to make a comeback and to win the game after a battle lasted five sets. The “Tsar” ended the game with 30 points, while Aleksandar Atanasijevic scored 27 points and Wilfredo Leon 24 on the other side.
Cucine Lube Civitanova – Itas Trentino 3-1 (16:25, 25:18, 25:23, 25:13)
Cucine Lube Civitanova: Mossa De Rezende 3, Juantorena 12, Simon 13, Sokolov 14, Leal 23, Diamantini 3, Marchisio (L), Balaso (L), D’Hulst 0, Cantagalli 0, Kovar 0. N.E. Stankovic, Cester, Massari. Coach. De Giorgi.
Itas Trentino: Giannelli 3, Kovacevic 18, Lisinac 9, Vettori 8, Russell 6, Candellaro 7, De Angelis (L), Grebennikov (L), Nelli 4, Van Garderen 0, Cavuto 1. N.E. Codarin, Daldello. Coach. Lorenzetti.
With this second victory, Lube have a big advantage in a clash against Trento. They have won the second match to double the lead in the semifinal series 2-0. Yoandy Leal was the best scorer (and deservedly MVP of the match) in Lube with 23 points, while Uros Kovacevic was the only player with a double digit display on the other side. He scored 18 points.