5 December 2022

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Italy: Superlega is back!Padova down Modena at tie-break to stage an upset, Lube better than Taranto

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The new season of SuperLega officially kicked off today!
In first match, Gioiella Prisma Taranto hosted the three-time defending champions Cucine Lube Civitanova. The match was played at a high level and the visiting side prevailed, but it was far from an easy job for them. Partially it was 23:25, 23:25 and 21:25.
For the hosts, Antonov (14 points and 50% in attack) and Stefani (13 points and 57%) were not enough, and not even the support of the almost 1200 home fans.
With 10 points, Ivan Zaytsev top-scored the winners, but all elements went in favor of Lube: 5 aces, 49% in attack, 8 winning blocks, 60% positive reception and 34% perfect.

The second game of the new season in the 2022/23 SuperLega Credem Banca saw the first surprising result.
The first marathon match of the competition was won by Pallavolo Padova, who knocked out Valsa Group Modena at the tie-break (25:22, 16:25, 25:17, 23:25, 15:11) in a match with 65 errors!
Thus, one of the major favorites to the title experienced a bitter start to the national championship, losing in the first outing of this new season. Looking at numbers, balance in reception and attack: 47% and 46% of the hosts, against 48% and 43% for Modena, who made 25 errors from the service line (yes, a whole set!), despite 8 aces (3 from Bruno and Rinaldi). 17 errors for Padova, but with only 3 aces. However the hosts were super in blocking, with 14 points from this element (6 from Crosato) against the only 3 of Modena.
Serbian opposite, Dušan Petković was the top scorer of the match with 27 points and 52% in attack, but MVP award to Japanese star Ran Takahashi, author of 17 points, 57% in attack (with 100% and 6 points in fourth set). The Frenchman, Earvin Ngapeth, was Modena’s top scorer with 20 points.

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🇮🇹| Superlega CredemBanca 2022/23 | 1ª Giornata AndataRound 1 of First Leg

Saturday October 1, 2022

• 19.00 (Local Time) | Gioiella Prisma Taranto – Cucine Lube Civitanova 0-3 (23:25, 23:25, 21:25)
Gioiella Prisma Taranto: Falaschi 1, Loeppky 6, Gargiulo 8, Stefani 13, Antonov 14, Alletti 6, Pierri (L), Cottarelli 0, Rizzo (L), Lucconi 1, Andreopoulos 0. N.E. Ekstrand, Larizza. Coach. Di pinto.
Cucine Lube Civitanova: De Cecco 4, Zaytsev 10, Anzani 4, Garcia Fernandez 9, Bottolo 8, Chinenyeze 9, Balaso (L), Nikolov 3, D’Amico (L), Diamantini 0. N.E. Viana Santos, Ambrose, Gottardo, Sottile. Coach. Blengini.

• 20.30 (Local Time) | Pallavolo Padova – Valsa Group Modena 3-2 (25:22, 16:25, 25:17, 23:25, 15:11)
Pallavolo Padova: Saitta 3, Asparuhov 10, Canella 3, Petkovic 27, Takahashi 17, Crosato 9, Lelli (L), Zenger (L), Desmet 0, Zoppellari 0, Gardini 0, Guzzo 1. N.E. Cengia, Volpato. Coach. Cuttini.
Valsa Group Modena: Mossa De Rezende 4, Ngapeth 20, Stankovic 6, Lagumdzija 19, Rinaldi 12, Krick 7, Gollini (L), Sala 0, Rossini (L), Pope 1, Sanguinetti 0. N.E. Malavasi, Salsi. Coach. Giani.

Sunday October 2, 2022
• 15.30 (Local Time) | Sir Safety Susa Perugia – Vero Volley Monza 3-0 (25:19, 25:21, 25:18)
• 18.00 (Local Time) | Itas Trentino – Emma Villas Aubay Siena 3-1 (25:16, 25:21, 23:25, 25:17)
• 18.00 (Local Time) | Allianz Milano – Top Volley Cisterna 0-3 (22:25, 19:25, 23:25)
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH
• 20.30 (Local Time) | Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza – WithU Verona 2-3 (20:25, 25:23, 25:23, 20:25, 22:24)

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🏐| STANDINGS (updated on this day)
Cucine Lube Civitanova 3
Pallavolo Padova 2
Valsa Group Modena 1
Allianz Milano 0
Emma Villas Aubay Siena 0
Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 0
Itas Trentino 0
Sir Safety Susa Perugia 0
Top Volley Cisterna 0
Vero Volley Monza 0
WithU Verona 0
Gioiella Prisma Taranto 0.

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🏐| NEXT ROUND | 2ª Giornata AndataRound 2 of First Leg

Saturday October 8, 2022
• 18.00 Local Time | Vero Volley Monza – Allianz Milano
• 20.30 Local Time | WithU Verona – Itas Trentino

Sunday October 9, 2022
• 16.00 Local Time | Top Volley Cisterna – Gioiella Prisma Taranto
• 18.00 Local Time | Emma Villas Aubay Siena – Sir Safety Susa Perugia
• 20.30 Local Time | Cucine Lube Civitanova – Pallavolo Padova
• 20.30 Local Time | Modena Volley – Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza

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