Coppa Italia: Lube prevail in a super final, Perugia’s 23-game winning streak over!1 min read
After a breathtaking final against Sir Safety Conad Perugia, Cucine Lube Civitanova won the Italian Volleyball Cup for the sixth time in the history of the club (2001, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2017, 2020).
Perugia missed a historic record: winning the 2019/20 Del Monte Coppa Italia SuperLega in Bologna would make them the first team to take home three consecutive trophies in the competition. As for Lube, they broke the curse: after two consecutive defeats in the final, both to Perugia, the Italian, European and world champions added this year’s trophy to their showcase.
In front of 9.000 fans, the final match held in Bologna was adrenaline-filled and will remain in the history of the Italian Cup, having one the longest sets ever in the competition – the fourth set lasted for 50 minutes! And the match itself lasted for nearly three hours (two hours and 54 minutes). And Lube played marathon match in the semis as well, vs. Trento!
Osmany Juantorena was the top scorer for the winners with 27 points and was named MVP of the final, Cuban-Brazilian Yoandy Leal added 23 points, while Cuban Robertlandy Simón made 6 winning blocks.
As for Perugia, who suffered the first defeat after 23 consecutive successes in all competitions, Cuban-Polish Wilfredo León played a fantastic game, scoring 31 points, including 4 aces.
—PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH—
2019/20 Del Monte Coppa Italia SuperLega – Final