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Italy: Lube’s amazing comeback vs. Trento, match in Milan canceled – screening of some players shows fever. Sora doesn’t want to play in Piacenza

This was quite a strange night in the 2019/20 Italian Superlega Credem Banca regular season…
Round 23 was marked by a lot of chaotic moments: an italian derby between fierce rivals Cucine Lube Civitanova and Itas Trentino should have been in the spotlight but it wasn’t.
Just when the curtain was raised in the competition after it was temporarily suspended due to coronavirus outbreak in the country, it was put down again on some of the courts.
The match between the home side of Allianz Milano and Kioene Padova was canceled although the players of both teams were in the locker room preparing to enter the court. The reason was that symptoms of fever were determined in some of the players of Milano (it wasn’t specified in which ones) on the mandatory screening. But it isn’t normal, after a travel in Estonia for challenge Cup quarterfinals?
Globo Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora didn’t come to the match against Gas Sales Piacenza and the latter will win by a forfeit.

Now, let’s get back to the italian derby: just like in the semifinals of the national Cup, Cucine Lube Civitanova came back from 0-2 to 3-2 against Itas Trentino! With this victory, the titleholders remained at the top of the standings.
The match was of course held without spectators. Cuban-Brazilian Yoandy Leal scored 25 points for the winners, while Serbian Uroš Kovačević scored 24 points for Trentino.
Leo Shoes Modena kept breathing down the neck of the leaders in the standings after recording a 3-1 victory over Vero Volley Monza.

2019/20 SuperLega Credem Banca regular season – Round 23

March 4
Consar Ravenna-Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia 3-2 (25:20, 24:26, 18:25, 25:22, 15:13)

March 7
Top Volley Cisterna-Calzedonia Verona 2-3 (22:25, 25:23, 27:25, 20:25, 12:15)

March 8
Cucine Lube Civitanova – Itas Trentino 3-2 (22:25, 21:25, 25:18, 25:22, 15:13)
Cucine Lube Civitanova: Mossa De Rezende 3, Juantorena 12, Anzani 0, Rychlicki 18, Leal 25, Simon 12, Marchisio (L), Diamantini 9, Balaso (L), D’Hulst 0, Massari 0, Kovar 0, Bieniek 0. N.E. Ghafour. Coach. De Giorgi.
Itas Trentino: Giannelli 5, Russell 19, Candellaro 1, Vettori 14, Kovacevic 24, Lisinac 8, De Angelis (L), Grebennikov (L), Cebulj 0, Codarin 0, Michieletto 2. N.E. Daldello, Sosa Sierra. Coach. Lorenzetti.
MVP: Leal

Allianz Milano – Kioene Padova not played.

Leo Shoes Modena – Vero Volley Monza 3-1 (25-16, 25-18, 23-25, 25-21)
Leo Shoes Modena: Christenson 5, Anderson 10, Holt 11, Zaytsev 18, Bednorz 19, Mazzone 6, Iannelli (L), Rossini (L), Salsi 0. N.E. Estrada Mazorra, Sanguinetti, Bossi, Pinali, Rinaldi. Coach. Giani.
Vero Volley Monza: Orduna 0, Louati 22, Galassi 2, Kurek 7, Dzavoronok 13, Yosifov 6, Federici (L), Buchegger 2, Goi (L), Sedlacek 0, Beretta 3. N.E. Calligaro, Capelli, Ramirez Pita. Coach. Soli.

Gas Sales Piacenza – Globo Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora not played

Standings
Cucine Lube Civitanova 53
Leo Shoes Modena 52
Sir Safety Conad Perugia 51
Itas Trentino 45
Allianz Milano 36
Consar Ravenna 26
Kioene Padova 25
Calzedonia Verona 24
Vero Volley Monza 23
Gas Sales Piacenza 18
Top Volley Cisterna 16
Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia 16
Globo Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora 5

Next Round
Recovers of Round 22 – March 11
Tonno Callipo calabria Vibo Valentia – Allianz Milano
Calzedonia Verona – Consar Ravenna
Kioene Padova – Gas Sales Piacenza

Italian Superlega CredemBanca Round 24
March 14
Gas Sales Piacenza – Allianz Milano
Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia – Top Volley Cisterna

March 15
Sir Safety Conad Perugia – Cucine Lube Civitanova
Calzedonia Verona – Leo Shoes Modena
Globo Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora – Vero Volley Monza
Kioene Padova – Consar Ravenna

Recovers of Round 22

March 18
Vero Volley Monza – Cucine Lube Civitanova
Globo Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora – Sir Safety Conad Perugia
Itas Trentino – Top Volley Cisterna

Source: Legavolley.

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