26 October 2021

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Italy: Perugia one step away from final. Vibo Valentia, Piacenza, Milano and Ravenna ok for 5th place

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Regular-season winners Sir Safety Conad Perugia won also Game 2 of the 2020/21 SuperLega Credem Banca playoff semifinals against no.4 Vero Volley Monza. The match ended in four sets, and partially it was 22:25, 25:22, 29:31, 15:25. Thus, the winners avoided being in the inevitable situation like in Game 1 and now needing one more win to advance to the final.
Cuban-Polish Wilfredo León excelled for Perugia, scoring 23 points, while Dutchman Thijs Ter Horst had a great from the service line with 5 aces and Argentine Sebastián Solé set up 4 blocks (MVP of the match with also 62% in attack).
Turkish Adis Lagumdžija (26 points) and Thomas Beretta (5 blocks) were the bests on the losing side, who wasted the third set after an initial lead of 6 points (9:3 and +5 on 11:6) and two set balls on 26:25 and 29:28.

Photo: Vero Volley Monza

In Playoffs for fifth place, after an initial defeats on Round 1 on the field of Top Volley Cisterna, Tonno Callipo Vibo Valentia back to the victory by beating Nbv Verona in four sets (25:23, 25:23, 16:25, 25:18) on their home court. Still without Rossard, on the bench, the team from Calabria region shine especially with Abouba, top scorer of the match with 19 points, Corrado and De Falco, authors of 15 points each, and middle-blocker Chinenyeze, who also contributed with 14.
Another defeat for Modena (without Lavia), this time on the field of Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza, despite the absence of Grozer. A clear 3-0 is the final score (25:18, 25:20, 25:19).
Another win for Consar Ravenna, now at the top of the standinds, at home against Kioene Padova. 3-1 (25:19, 21:25, 25:23, 25:17) is the final score. Recine led the winners’ score with 18 points, while Padova played without three starters, Wlodarczyk, Volpato and Vitelli, who remained on the bench.
Close the picture a never ending match between Allianz Milano and Top Volley Cisterna, ended at tie break (25:22, 25:22, 18:25, 35:37, 15:13). MVP of the match middle-blocker Mosca, with 11 points, 56% in attack and 2 of Milano’s 13 winning blocks, while Patry was the top scorer among the winners with 18 points, and Sabbi made 27 on the other side of the net.
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

Allianz Milano: Sbertoli 4, Ishikawa 13, Kozamernik 12, Patry 18, Maar 8, Mosca 11, Staforini (L), Urnaut 11, Pesaresi (L), Daldello 0, Basic 0, Piano 1. N.E. Weber, Meschiari. Coach. Piazza.
Top Volley Cisterna: Seganov 3, Tillie 19, Szwarc 8, Sabbi 27, Randazzo 12, Krick 6, Rondoni (L), Sottile 0, Cavuto 8, Cavaccini (L), Onwuelo 2. N.E. Rossato, Rossi. Coach. Kovac.

| 2020/21 Italian SuperLega Credem Banca playoff semifinalsGame 2:

• Vero Volley Monza (4) – Sir Safety Conad Perugia (1) 1-3 (22:25, 25:22, 29:31, 15:25)
Vero Volley Monza: Orduna 2, Lanza 14, Holt 7, Lagumdzija 26, Dzavoronok 12, Galassi 2, Brunetti (L), Beretta 9, Federici (L), Davyskiba 1. N.E. Ramirez Pita, Poreba, Falgari, Calligaro. Coach. Ambrosio.
Sir Safety Conad Perugia: Travica 1, Plotnytskyi 10, Ricci 3, Ter Horst 17, Leon Venero 23, Solé 14, Biglino (L), Colaci (L), Russo 7, Piccinelli 0, Zimmermann 0. N.E. Atanasijevic, Vernon-Evans, Muzaj. Coach. Heynen.

| April 1:
Itas Trentino (3) – Cucine Lube Civitanova (2) 0-3 (23:25, 23:25, 17:25)

| PlayOffs 5th Place | Round 2

• Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia – NBV Verona 3-1 (25:23, 25:23, 16:25, 25:18)
Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia: Saitta 5, Defalco 15, Chinenyeze 14, Drame Neto 19, Corrado 15, Cester 6, Sardanelli (L), Rizzo (L), Chakravorti 0, Dirlic 1. N.E. Almeida Cardoso, Gargiulo, Rossard. Coach. Baldovin.
NBV Verona: Spirito 0, Kaziyski 10, Aguenier 6, Jensen 16, Magalini 10, Zingel 4, Donati (L), Bonami (L), Peslac 2, Asparuhov 1. N.E. Caneschi, Zanotti. Coach. Stoytchev.

• Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza – Leo Shoes Modena 3-0 (25:18, 25:20, 25:19)
Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza: Baranowicz 1, Clevenot 10, Polo 3, Finger 12, Antonov 14, Mousavi 8, Fanuli (L), Scanferla (L), Tondo 1, Candellaro 3, Botto 1. N.E. Izzo. Coach. Bernardi.
Leo Shoes Modena: Christenson 1, Karlitzek 11, Bossi 8, Vettori 2, Rinaldi 7, Sanguinetti 4, Gollini (L), Porro 0, Buchegger 5, Grebennikov (L). N.E. Estrada Mazorra, Stankovic, Mazzone, Petric. Coach. Giani.

• Allianz Milano-Top Volley Cisterna 3-2 (25:22, 25:22, 18:25, 35:37, 15:13)
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH
Allianz Milano: Sbertoli 4, Ishikawa 13, Kozamernik 12, Patry 18, Maar 8, Mosca 11, Staforini (L), Urnaut 11, Pesaresi (L), Daldello 0, Basic 0, Piano 1. N.E. Weber, Meschiari. Coach. Piazza.
Top Volley Cisterna: Seganov 3, Tillie 19, Szwarc 8, Sabbi 27, Randazzo 12, Krick 6, Rondoni (L), Sottile 0, Cavuto 8, Cavaccini (L), Onwuelo 2. N.E. Rossato, Rossi. Coach. Kovac.

• Consar Ravenna – Kioene Padova 3-1 (25:19, 21:25, 25:23, 25:17)
Consar Ravenna: Redwitz 1, Recine 18, Grozdanov 8, Stefani 7, Zonca 9, Mengozzi 8, Giuliani (L), Koppers 9, Batak 2, Kovacic (L), Arasomwan 1, Orioli 0. N.E. Pinali. Coach. Bonitta.
Kioene Padova: Tusch 0, Milan 9, Fusaro 5, Casaro 12, Bottolo 18, Canella 11, Danani La Fuente (L), Stern 0, Gottardo (L), Ferrato 1, Merlo 1. N.E. Wlodarczyk, Volpato, Vitelli. Coach. Cuttini.

| STANDINGS
Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 5
Consar Ravenna 5
Allianz Milano 4
Top Volley Cisterna 4
Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia 3
NBV Verona 1
Kioene Padova 1
Leo Shoes Modena 1.

| NEXT ROUND
| April 3, 2021
• Leo Shoes Modena-Allianz Milano
• Kioene Padova-Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia

| April 4
• NBV Verona-Consar Ravenna
• Top Volley Cisterna-Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza

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