17 October 2021

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Italy: defending champions Lube defeat Padova in advance of Round 1. De Cecco MVP

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The 78th Italian volleyball championship debuted on Saturday at the Kioene Arena in Padova, in a match that saw the hosts face the defending champions Cucine Lube Civitanova, in front of 1336 fans.
Easy victory for the guests, despite Padova trying, especially from the service line.
Despite this, the level of Civitanova remains significantly higher and allows guests to lead the game, winning the match without lot of problems.

Percentages and play clearly higher those of the winners which, with 9 blocks to 1, manages to make the difference under the net. Even 55% attack efficiency, compared to 45%, and 45% to 35% positive reception are clear.
In serving, the aces are the same: 8-8, but Padova makes 17 errors, giving more than half a set to a team, which would not have needed favors anyway.
Juantorena and Simon were the most prolific players for Lube with 13 and 11 points respectively, despite MVP of the day was setter De Cecco, while Linus Weber made 13 on the other side of the net.

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| 1a giornata di andata SuperLega Credem BancaRound 1 First Leg

👉🏼 October 9, 2021
• Kioene Padova – Cucine Lube Civitanova 0-3 (21:25; 20:25; 19:25)
Kioene Padova: Loeppky 8, Vitelli 8, Volpato 4, Bottolo 6, Zimmermann 2, Weber 13, Gottardo (L); Zoppellari, Petrov, Schiro. Not entered: Guzzo, Canella, Crosato, Bassanello (L). Coach: Jacopo Cuttini.
Cucine Lube Civitanova: Garcia 6, Juantorena 13, Lucarelli 9, Simon 11, De Cecco 3, Anzar 8, Balaso (L); Kovar, Sottile. Not entered: Marchisio, Jeronic, Penna, Diamantini, Ionut (L). Coach: Gianlorenzo Blengini.
MVP: Luciano De Cecco.

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| October 10
• Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza – Consar RCM Ravenna 3-1 (25:17, 25:17, 19:25, 27:25)
• Vero Volley Monza – Leo Shoes PerkinElmer Modena 3-1 (24:26, 25:23, 28:26, 25:20)
• Sir Safety Conad Perugia – Top Volley Cisterna 3-0 (25:22, 25:18, 25:23)
• Gioiella Prisma Taranto – Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia 1-3 (19:25, 17:25, 25:22, 20:25)

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| October, 12
• Itas Trentino – Verona Volley 3-0 (25:16, 29:27, 25:23)

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| STANDINGS (updated on this day)

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| NEXT ROUND

| 2a giornata SuperLega Credem BancaRound 2 First Leg

| Saturday, October 16 2021
• 18.00 Consar RCM Ravenna – Gioiella Prisma Taranto
• 20.30
Top Volley Cisterna – Kioene Padova

| Sunday, October 17
• 15.30 Cucine Lube Civitanova – Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza
• 18.00 Verona Volley – Sir Safety Conad Perugia
• 18.00 Allianz Milano – Vero Volley Monza
• 20.30 Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia – Itas Trentino

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Photos: Lube Volley on Facebook

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