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Italian SuperCup: Modena defeat Final 4 hosts Lube and will play for trophy vs. Perugia who surpassed Trento in four sets!

Leo Shoes Modena will have a chance to defend the trophy in 2019 Del Monte® Supercoppa (italian supercup). In first semifinal, they prevailed in a match which was a real rollercoaster, over Final Four hosts Cucine Lube Civitanova and advanced to the second straight final: 3-1 (25:23, 25:21, 27:29, 25:20).
The first and third sets were amazing, with Modena that came back after a 6-point deficit in the opening set (16:21), while in the third set, Lube saved as many as 4 match points. However, in the fourth set, Modena distanced themselves from the rivals at the very beginning and secured a place in the tomorrow title match. (Photogallery of the match here)

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Perugia down Trentino to join Modena in the final: Heynen’s team have managed to advance to the finals of the Italian Super Cup, after beating Trentino in four sets 21:25, 25:23, 25:21, 25:22.
Even though Trentino won the first set, they didn’t manage to keep the pace because Perugia started playing much better as of the start of the second set. Aleksandar Atanasijevic with 20 points and Wilfredo Leon with 19 points were the top scorers in Perugia while on the other side Luca Vettori scored 19 while Aaron Russell ended the game with 16 points. (Photogallery of the match here)
Who will start the season with a trophy? We will find out tomorrow at 18:00 CET in the final, between the reigning champions, Modena, and Perugia!

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2019 Del Monte® Supercoppa – semifinals
November 1:
Cucine Lube Civitanova – Leo Shoes Modena 1-3 (23:25, 21:25, 29:27, 20:25)
CUCINE LUBE CIVITANOVA: Anzani 3, Kovar 1, Marchisio (L) n.e., Juantorena 12, Massari n.e., Leal 18, Ghafour 7, Rychlicki 4, Diamantini, Simon 8, Bruno 4, Bienek 1, Balaso (L). Coach.: De Giorgi.
LEO SHOES MODENA: Anderson 17, Estrada Mazorra n.e., Iannelli n.e., Truocchio n.e., Rossini (L), Pinali n.e., Zaytsev 10, Bednorz 18, Christenson 3, Holt 11, Bossi n.e., Salsi n.e., Mazzone 17, Kaliberda 2. Coach. Giani.
PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

Sir Safety Conad Perugia – Itas Trentino 3-1 (21:25, 25:23, 25:21, 25:22)
SIR SAFETY CONAD PERUGIA: De Cecco 1, Atanasijevic 20, Russo, Ricci 9, Leon 19, Lanza 10, Colaci (libero), Podrascanin 5, Zhukouski, Plotnytskyi 1. N.e.: Piccinelli, Hoogendoorn, Taht, Burnelli (libero). Coach. Heynen.
ITAS TRENTINO: Giannelli 5, Vettori 18, Lisinac 13, Candellaro 4, Russell 16, Kovacevic 14, Grebennikov (libero), Codarin, Cebulj 1, Michieletto. N.e.: Daldello, Djuric, Sosa Sierra, De Angelis (libero). Coach. Lorenzetti.
PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

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