Itas Trentino take the eighth victory in a row in Italian Superlega Credem Banca regular season (11th success in a row counting all competitions), thus securing third place in the standings after destroying Allianz Powervolley Milano in a match that lasted only 77 minutes. Milano paid for the absence of the still injured Patry, but also for the forced break for COVID that lasted about a month (Milano returned to the field on Sunday, against Verona, suffering another defeat). Furthermore, the guests were unable to field Urnaut because the original match date is long before his signing. Trento, on the other hand, decides to give Lucarelli rest, putting Kooy on the field. The result is a balanced match until 18:17 of the first set, then the winners take off thanks to the continuity from the service line and too many errors by the guests.
At the end of the match the statistics tell of Trento’s dominance in every fundamental, especially from the service line: 11 aces, against just 2 of the rivals, who close with 26 errors between attack (9) and serve (17) compared to 17 of Trento. Top scorer of the winners is Abdel-Aziz, who scored 13 points with 43% in attack, 1 block and 3 aces. 12 points for the MVP Kooy (60%, 1 ace and 2 blocks).
On the other side of the net the top scorer is Maar who closes the match with 14 points (50% in attack and 1 ace) and he is the only player in Milano with a positive balance (+5) despite the 4 aces suffered. Actually, Trentino settled at third place in the charts, being six points behind the vice-leaders Cucine Lube Civitanova.
📌| Regular Season SuperLega Credem Banca | Recovery match of Round 10
🗓| January 6, 2021
Itas Trentino – Allianz Milano 3-0 (25:18, 25:17, 25:15)
📸| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH
Itas Trentino: Giannelli 1, Michieletto 8, Lisinac 7, Abdel-Aziz 13, Kooy 12, Podrascanin 6, De Angelis (L), Rossini (L), Sperotto 0, Cortesia 1. N.E. Argenta, Sosa Sierra, Santos De Souza. Coach. Lorenzetti.
Allianz Milano: Sbertoli 1, Kozamernik 1, Ishikawa 6, Basic 5, Piano 3, Maar 14, Meschiari (L), Staforini (L), Pesaresi (L), Daldello 0, Weber 3, Mosca 0. N.E. Patry. Coach. Piazza.
Sir Safety Conad Perugia 43 (17)
Cucine Lube Civitanova 39 (16)
Itas Trentino 33 (16)
Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia 31 (16)
Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 24 (16)
Leo Shoes Modena 23 (16)
Vero Volley Monza 23 (14)
Allianz Milano 20 (14)
NBV Verona 19 (16)
Consar Ravenna 13 (15)
Kioene Padova 12 (17)
Top Volley Cisterna 5 (17)
📌| NEXT ROUND| Regular Season SuperLega Credem Banca | Round 18
🗓| November 14
• Leo Shoes Modena-Kioene Padova 3-0 (25:23, 25:17, 30:28)
🗓| January 9
• Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza-Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia
🗓| January 10
• Allianz Milano-Cucine Lube Civitanova
• Consar Ravenna-Sir Safety Conad Perugia
• Top Volley Cisterna-NBV Verona
• Itas Trentino-Vero Volley Monza