5 December 2021

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Italy: Cisterna wins marathon in Milano in advance of Round 8

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In the advance of Round 8 of Italian Superlega CredemBanca,
Top Volley Cisterna wins the tie break
marathon on the field of Allianz Milano.
Yes, a marathon.
Because this is the only way to define this match ended in five sets, after 2 hours and 55 minutes of play!
It is an all-time record for Italian men’s volleyball in the Rally Point System era, as this encounter was just 1 minute longer than the Italian Cup final held on February 23, 2020, between Cucine Lube Civitanova and Sir Safety Conad Perugia, that lasted 2 hours and 54!
Statistics aside, the teams shared the spoils, one point to the hosts, who fought in front of over 2000 home fans, two for Cisterna, very important for the standings.

Great start of the match for Cisterna, who moves to 6-1 taking advantage of a great service turn by Dirlic, all with two aces.
Milano, however, reacts, up to leveling the score at 19-19, with an attack by Patry. The overtaking at 22-21 also arrives, but the partial is decided after an infinite exchange of points: the hosts manage to cancel 7 set balls, make the decisive break at 32-31 with a point by Jaeschke, who closes with a ace: 34-32.

Milano starts the second set well, 5-2, but this time it is the hosts who come back, up to 12-12, thanks to a point by Maar. The overtaking of Cisterna comes only on 19-20, with an attack out of Ishikawa. But from now on there are only them on the field, and 21-25 is the final result.

The third is very balanced, with Cisterna who, in the middle of the set, suffers the injury of Szwarc, who leaves the field after hitting the advertising led with his knee.
Once again the match continue beyond 25, with Cisterna who has 6 set balls at their disposal. But it is once again Milan that proves more concrete, and realizes the decisive break at 30-29, to then close on 33-31, with a block on Maar.

| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

The fourth set is Cisterna leading the game, immediately flying 4-9. Coach Piazza fielded Djokic instead of Ishikawa,
but the opponent’s advantage still increases, with hosts failing to
reassemble: an error in serving by Maiocchi, who entered for this very reason, gives the set to guests, 21-25.

Everything is decided at the tie break, again very balanced. Milano makes the break of 11-9, taking advantage of an attack on the net by Maar, but Cisterna scores three points in a row and comes back 11-12 again. After a very heavy block suffered, Lanza closes with an attack for the decisive 13-15.


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🏐| SuperLega CredemBanca 2021/22 | 8ª Giornata Andata – Round 8
Dayoff: Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza

👉🏼 Tuesday, November 23 2021
• Allianz Milano – Top Volley Cisterna 2-3 (34:32, 21:25, 33:31, 21:25, 13:15)
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

Allianz Milano: Porro 2, Ishikawa 7, Chinenyeze 15, Patry 28, Jaeschke 24, Piano 6, Staforini (L), Mosca 1, Pesaresi (L), Maiocchi 0, Djokic 2, Daldello 0. N.E. Romanò. Coach. Piazza.
Top Volley Cisterna: Baranowicz 0, Rinaldi 9, Bossi 7, Dirlic 15, Maar 20, Zingel 8, Picchio (L), Szwarc 9, Wiltenburg 4, Cavaccini (L), Raffaelli 2, Lanza 16. N.E. Giani. Coach. Soli.

| Wednesday, November 24 2021
Gioiella Prisma Taranto – Itas Trentino 1-3 (23:25, 27:25, 18:25, 19:25)
Vero Volley Monza – Kioene Padova 2-3 (23:25, 25:14, 17:25, 25:22, 12:15)
Cucine Lube Civitanova – Consar RCM Ravenna 3-0 (25:18, 25:19, 25:16)
Verona Volley – Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia 3-1 (25:22, 25:22, 26:28, 26:24)
Sir Safety Conad Perugia – Leo Shoes PerkinElmer Modena 2-3 (22:25, 12:25, 25:15, 25:22, 15:17)

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🏐| STANDINGS (updated on this day)
Cucine Lube Civitanova 22
Itas Trentino 19
Sir Safety Conad Perugia 18
Vero Volley Monza 15
Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 14
Allianz Milano 10
Kioene Padova 9
Leo Shoes PerkinElmer Modena 9
Top Volley Cisterna 9
Gioiella Prisma Taranto 7
Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia 6
Verona Volley 2
Consar RCM Ravenna 1.

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🏐| NEXT ROUND | 9ª Giornata Andata – Round 9
Dayoff: Itas Trentino

| Saturday, November 27 2021
• 18.00 Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia – Vero Volley Monza
• 20.30 Consar RCM Ravenna – Allianz Milano

| Sunday, November 28 2021
• 15.30 Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza – Gioiella Prisma Taranto
• 18.00 Leo Shoes PerkinElmer Modena – Verona Volley
• 18.00 Top Volley Cisterna – Cucine Lube Civitanova
• 20.30 Kioene Padova – Sir Safety Conad Perugia

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