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Italy: Turnover for Lube and Perugia, defeated by Vibo Valentia and Monza. Modena and Trento ok

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The Regular Season of SuperLega Credem Banca of Cucine Lube Civitanova ends with an irrelevant tie-break defeat in Vibo Valentia and the already confirmed second place in the charts. The team coached by Ferdinando de Giorgi, having obtained direct qualification to the Play Off Scudetto Quarter Finals (reserved for the first five teams classified), will set aside the championship for three weeks, waiting for their opponent. Game 1, in fact, is scheduled for Wednesday 10 March, after the preliminary playoffs. In the meantime, already at the beginning of next week, they will step on the prestigious European stage, with the bubble of the return of the group stage of the CEV Champions League that will be play in Perugia on Tuesday and Wednesday with Lube Civitanova, the French of Tours, and the hosts Sir Safety Perugia. At stake is the qualification for the Play off phase of the competition.
And back to the match in Vibo Valentia, the hosts kept their hopes of entering the top 5 alive. However, their fate will depend on the results Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza and Vero Volley Monza achieve in their last matches in the regular season. Brazilian Aboubacar Neto ‘Abouba’ scored 22 points on the winning side, while Enrico Cester made 6 blocks.

Leo Shoes Modena, who today won at home in four sets against last-placed Top Volley Cisterna, is currently seventh with 34 points. They have closed their Regular Season and will observe the path of Allianz Milano, now in eighth with 29 points and committed both tomorrow in Piacenza and Wednesday in Ravenna.

The match between Itas Trentino and Consar Ravenna took place at the BLM Group Arena in Trento. The absence of Podrascanin did not affect the hosts, who won in four sets, with a better performance from the service line (7 aces against 3), but too many errors (36, of which 21 from the service line, against 23 in total for guests). MVP of the match is Serbian middle-blocker Lisinac who ended the match with 14 points, 71% in attack and 4 blocks, while the top scorer was Abdel-Aziz with 21 points, 46% in attack and 4 aces. On the other side of the net the top scorer was Pinali, not very precise in attack (46%), but author of 3 blocks.

Sir Safety Conad Perugia also close their regular season with a defeat, with Vero Volley Monza imposing themselves in three sets, taking home three very important points for the run-up to fourth place in the chats. Before Champions League bubble, and with the first place gained one round in advance, large turnover operated for the Heynen team, which fielded Zimmermann, Sossenheimer, Biglino and Piccinelli, with Ter Horst returning to his role as outside hitter and Atanasijevic opposite. The result is a complicated match for Perugia, which closes the match with a very high number of errors (25 in three sets), and figures all in favor of Monza which serves better (9 aces against 1), attacks better (52% against 42%) and blocks better (11 win against 2). These 3 points brought Monza to 5th place and, in case they defeat NBV Verona in their last match, they will keep this position – the last one that guarantees direct access to the playoff quarterfinals. Turkish Adis lagumdžija and Czech Donovan Džavoronok top-scored Monza with 12 points apiece, while Gianluca Galassi set up 5 blocks. For the hosts, only Atanasijevic closes the match in double digit, with 13 points.

| Regular Season SuperLega Credem Banca | Round 22

| February 6

• Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia – Cucine Lube Civitanova 3-2 (22:25, 21:25, 25:22, 25:21, 15:10)
Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia: Saitta 3, Rossard 20, Chinenyeze 9, Drame Neto 22, Defalco 15, Cester 13, Sardanelli (L), Rizzo (L), Almeida Cardoso 0. N.E. Chakravorti, Dirlic, Gargiulo, Corrado. Coach. Baldovin.
Cucine Lube Civitanova: De Cecco 0, Yant Herrera 13, Diamantini 13, Rychlicki 11, Leal 5, Anzani 4, Balaso (L), Falaschi 0, Marchisio (L), Hadrava 10, Larizza 2, Kovar 11. N.E. Juantorena, Simon. Coach. De Giorgi.

• Leo Shoes Modena – Top Volley Cisterna 3-1 (26:24, 19:25, 25:13, 25:18)
Leo Shoes Modena: Christenson 4, Lavia 19, Bossi 7, Vettori 15, Petric 13, Mazzone 3, Sanguinetti (L), Iannelli (L), Karlitzek 0, Grebennikov (L), Buchegger 1, Porro 1. N.E. Estrada Mazorra, Stankovic. Coach. Giani.
Top Volley Cisterna: Seganov 1, Tillie 3, Szwarc 14, Sabbi 7, Cavuto 13, Krick 7, Rondoni (L), Sottile 0, Cavaccini (L), Onwuelo 1, Rossato 1, Randazzo 3. N.E. Rossi. Coach. Kovac.

• Sir Safety Conad Perugia – Vero Volley Monza 0-3 (12:25, 18:25, 20:25)
Sir Safety Conad Perugia: Travica 1, Sossenheimer 6, Ricci 6, Atanasijevic 13, Ter Horst 7, Biglino 4, Colaci (L), Piccinelli (L), Zimmermann 0. N.E. Vernon-Evans, Solé, Plotnytskyi, Russo, Leon Venero. Coach. Heynen.
Vero Volley Monza: Orduna 3, Dzavoronok 11, Beretta 7, Lagumdzija 12, Lanza 6, Galassi 9, Brunetti (L), Federici (L), Calligaro 1, Davyskiba 1. N.E. Ramirez Pita, Holt, Falgari. Coach. Eccheli.

| February 7
Kioene Padova – NBV Verona 3-2 (23:25, 25:23, 25:22, 13:25, 15:10)
Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza – Allianz Milano 3-2 (25:22, 18:25, 25:15, 18:25, 15:11)

| Standings
1° Sir Safety Conad Perugia 54 (22)
2° Cucine Lube Civitanova 51 (22)
3° Itas Trentino 47 (22)
4° Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia 37 (22)
5° Vero Volley Monza 36 (21)
6° Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 35 (21)
7° Leo Shoes Modena 34 (22)
8° Allianz Milano 29 (20)
9° NBV Verona 22 (20)
10° Consar Ravenna 19 (21)
11° Kioene Padova 13 (21)
12° Top Volley Cisterna 7 (22)

(Match played)

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