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Italy: Monza shock Modena at start of SuperLega. Clear wins of Trento and Milano, Piacenza ok

The 2020/21 Italian SuperLega Credem Banca regular season set off with a great upset in Modena: Vero Volley Monza shocked Leo Shoes Modena on the road in four sets (25:20, 23:25, 25:23, 25:22). Turkish international Adis Lagumdžija was the top scorer for the winners with 23 points, while Croatian Marko Sedlaček and Thomas Beretta made 4 blocks each. German Moritz Karlitzek scored 14 points for Modena, while Frenchman Jénia Grebennikov was on a high level in reception (80 %; 30 % perfect).
On the other matchs, Itas Trentino and Allianz Milano didn’t have problems in duels against Pallavolo Padova and Top Volley Cisterna respectively, while Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza partially redeemed for underperforming in the preliminary round of the national cup and downed Consar Ravenna by a 3-1, thanks to an amazing performance of German Superstar Grozer, author of 29 points.

Stephen Maar, MVP of Milano in match vs. Cisterna

Regular Season SuperLega Credem Banca 2020/21 | Round 1
September 27 |

Consar Ravenna – Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 1-3 (20:25, 25:20, 23:25, 19:25)
Consar Ravenna: Redwitz 2, Loeppky 10, Grozdanov 8, Pinali 15, Recine 11, Mengozzi 7, Pirazzoli (L), Koppers 1, Kovacic (L), Zonca 0, Batak 0, Arasomwan 0. N.E. Giuliani, Rossi. Coach. Bonitta.
Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza: Hierrezuelo 4, Clevenot 12, Polo 5, Grozer 29, Russell 15, Candellaro 2, Fanuli (L), Scanferla (L), Tondo 5, Antonov 0. N.E. Botto, Shaw, Izzo. Coach. Bernardi.

Kioene Padova – Itas Trentino 0-3 (25:27, 15:25, 24:26)
Kioene Padova: Shoji 1, Wlodarczyk 8, Vitelli 8, Stern 10, Bottolo 12, Volpato 2, Gottardo (L), Danani La Fuente (L), Casaro 0, Merlo 1, Milan 1. N.E. Bellomo, Canella, Fusaro. Coach. Cuttini.
Itas Trentino: Giannelli 0, Santos De Souza 4, Podrascanin 6, Abdel-Aziz 22, Kooy 12, Cortesia 3, Bonatesta (L), De Angelis (L), Rossini (L), Argenta 0, Sperotto 0, Sosa Sierra 0. N.E. Lisinac, Acuti. Coach. Lorenzetti.

Leo Shoes Modena – Vero Volley Monza 1-3 (20:25, 25:23, 23:25, 22:25)
Leo Shoes Modena: Christenson 3, Lavia 13, Stankovic 11, Karlitzek 14, Petric 11, Mazzone 3, Sanguinetti (L), Iannelli (L), Sala 0, Vettori 0, Grebennikov (L), Bossi 0. N.E. Lusetti, Estrada Mazorra. Coach. Giani.
Vero Volley Monza: Orduna 2, Dzavoronok 11, Galassi 2, Lagumdzija 23, Sedlacek 21, Holt 14, Brunetti (L), Beretta 5, Calligaro 0, Federici (L). N.E. Falgari, Ramirez Pita. Coach. Soli.

Allianz Milano – Top Volley Cisterna 3-0 (25:20, 26:24, 25:20)
Allianz Milano: Sbertoli 1, Ishikawa 11, Kozamernik 5, Patry 15, Maar 18, Piano 6, Staforini (L), Pesaresi (L), Daldello 0, Basic 0, Weber 2. N.E. Mosca, Meschiari. Coach. Piazza.
Top Volley Cisterna: Seganov 1, Tillie 3, Szwarc 3, Onwuelo 13, Randazzo 10, Krick 6, Cavaccini (L), Rossi 1, Rondoni (L), Cavuto 11, Sottile 0. N.E. Rossato. Coach. Tubertini.
PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

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