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Italy | Quarterfinals Game 1 | Modena defeat Piacenza after a thrilling tie break, like Trento vs. Monza. Verona stun Lube!

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Quarterfinals of 2022/23 Superlega CredemBanca started yesterday with Sir Safety Susa Perugia’s straight sets win over Allianz Milano, and continued today with the other three duels. Three thrilling duels!
Today italian volleyball fans and not only were entertained with a day packed with exciting games.

In the first match of the day, WithU Verona continued their great form by defeating Cucine Lube Civitanova with a 0-3 (24:26, 29:31, 24:26) win. The guys around expert coach Radostin Stoychev played fearlessly and with a lot of confidence, showcasing one of their best play of this season and defeating the titleholders without losing a single set. Malian superstar Noumory Keita led Verona to this spectacular win with 16 points through 48% attack, 1 block and 1 ace, while Maksim Sapozhkov also contributed with 14 points (45% attack and 1 block).
Ivan Zaytsev and Mattia Bottolo were the most prolific players for the hosts with 13 points each.

The second match of the day saw Itas Trentino on one side, and Vero Volley Monza on the other.
In a game that had a thousand faces, with lot of ups and downs in both sides, the hosts started the Play Off Scudetto quarter-finals series on the right foot, beating Monza 3-2 (25:16, 25:21, 13:25, 18:25, 15:13) at their BLM Group Arena.
The hosts dominated the first two sets, thanks to an excellent break point phase, but suffered the reaction of the rivals in the third set, led by an unstoppable Grozer (top scorer with 29 points and 60% in attack, including three blocks and five aces).
However, the guys around head coach Angelo Lorenzetti showed more concentration and managed to win the fifth set 15-13, securing a hard-fought and well-deserved victory.
Decisive an error from Davyskiba at 14-13. Top scorer on the winning side Alessandro Michieletto with 19 points (including one block and 50% efficiency), double digit also for Lavia 12 (with 3 blocks), Kaziyski (11) and Lisinac (10), but MVP award went to setter Sbertoli.

Close the picture the clash between Valsa Group Modena and Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza.
In a thrilling five-set match filled with lot of entertainment and very good plays, the hosts narrowly imposed themselves on the tie-break, closing the fifth set 15-11 and winning the match 3-2 (25:19, 23:25, 25:19, 20:25, 15:11).
It was a hard-fought victory for Modena against a resilient Piacenza. The top scorers of the match were Earvin Ngapeth and Adis Lagumdzija, both scoring 20 points while, on the losing side, Yoandi Leal scored 17 points and Ricardo Lucarelli added 16 points.

| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

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🇮🇹| 2022/23 Superlega CredemBanca | Playoffs Quarterfinals

GAME 1

| Saturday | March 18, 2023
• 18.00 (Local Time) | Sir Safety Susa Perugia – Allianz Milano 3-0 (25:22, 25:15, 25:18)

👉🏼 Sunday | March 19, 2023

• 18.00 (Local Time) | Valsa Group Modena – Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 3-2 (25:19, 23:25, 25:19, 20:25, 15:11)
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH
Valsa Group Modena: Mossa De Rezende 3, Ngapeth 20, Sanguinetti 10, Lagumdzija 20, Rinaldi 12, Stankovic 7, Rossini (L), Sala 0, Bossi 0, Pope 0, Marechal 0. N.E. Gollini, Salsi, Krick. Coach. Giani.
Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza: Brizard 3, Santos De Souza 16, Simon 7, Romanò 12, Leal 17, Caneschi 10, Scanferla (L), Recine 0, Basic 0, Gironi 0. N.E. Hoffer, Alonso, De Weijer, Cester. Coach. Botti.

• 18.00 (Local Time) | Cucine Lube Civitanova – WithU Verona 0-3 (24:26, 29:31, 24:26)
Cucine Lube Civitanova: De Cecco 1, Yant Herrera 9, Anzani 7, Zaytsev 13, Bottolo 13, Chinenyeze 6, Garcia Fernandez 3, Balaso (L), Nikolov 7, D’Amico (L), Diamantini 0. N.E. Ambrose, Gottardo, Sottile. Coach. Blengini.
WithU Verona: Spirito 2, Keita 16, Grozdanov 3, Sapozhkov 14, Mozic 9, Mosca 6, Gaggini (L), Vieira De Oliveira 0, Magalini 0. N.E. Bonisoli, Zanotti, Cavalcanti, Jensen, Cortesia. Coach. Stoytchev.

• 18.00 (Local Time) | Itas Trentino – Vero Volley Monza 3-2 (25:16, 25:21, 13:25, 18:25, 15:13)
Itas Trentino: Sbertoli 3, Lavia 12, Lisinac 10, Kaziyski 11, Michieletto 19, Podrascanin 7, Pace (L), Laurenzano (L), D’Heer 0, Cavuto 0, Nelli 4, Dzavoronok 2. N.E. Berger, Depalma. Coach. Lorenzetti.
Vero Volley Monza: Zimmermann 0, Davyskiba 10, Beretta 7, Grozer 29, Maar 14, Galassi 7, Hernandez 4, Szwarc 3, Kreling 0, Federici (L), Magliano 0. N.E. Pirazzoli, Di Martino, Marttila. Coach. Eccheli.

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GAME 2
| Wednesday | March 22, 2023
• 20.30 (Local Time) | Allianz Milano – Sir Safety Susa Perugia 3-2 (27:25, 25:21, 21:25, 18:25, 15:13) Serie: 1-1
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH
• 20.30 (Local Time) | WithU Verona – Cucine Lube Civitanova 3-2 (24:26, 25:20, 20:25, 25:23, 15:11) Serie: 2-0
• 20.30 (Local Time) | Vero Volley Monza – Itas Trentino 3-1 (25:21, 25:16, 23:25, 25:18) Serie: 1-1
• 20.30 (Local Time) | Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza – Valsa Group Modena 2-3 (25:19, 21:25, 25:22, 21:25, 13:15) Serie: 0-2

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GAME 3
| Saturday | March 25, 2023
• 20.30 (Local Time) | Itas Trentino – Vero Volley Monza 3-1 (22:25, 25:18, 25:19, 25:18) Serie: 2-1
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH
| Sunday | March 26, 2023
• 17.00 (Local Time) | Valsa Group Modena – Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 0-3 (21:25, 22:25, 23:25) Serie: 2-1
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH
• 17.00 (Local Time) | Sir Safety Susa Perugia – Allianz Milano 3-1 (22:25, 30:28, 25:18, 25:20) Serie: 2-1
• 18.00 (Local Time) | Cucine Lube Civitanova – WithU Verona 3-0 (25:17, 25:22, 28:26) Serie: 1-2

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GAME 4

| Saturday | April 1, 2023
• 20.30 (Local Time) | WithU Verona – Cucine Lube Civitanova 1-3 (25:20, 23:25, 26:28, 24:26) Serie: 2-2

| Sunday | April 2, 2023
• 18.00 (Local Time) | Allianz Milano – Sir Safety Susa Perugia 3-2 (25:15, 19:25, 19:25, 28:26, 15:13) Serie: 2-2
• 18.00 (Local Time) | Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza – Valsa Group Modena 3-0 (25:20, 25:21, 25:20) Serie: 2-2
• 20.30 (Local Time) | Vero Volley Monza – Itas Trentino 0-3 (22:25, 20:25, 19:25) Serie: 1-3

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GAME 5

| Saturday | April 8, 2023
• 18.00 (Local Time) | Cucine Lube Civitanova-WithU Verona 3-0 (25:19, 25:23, 25:23) Serie: 3-2

| Monday | April 10, 2023
• 18.00 (Local Time) | Sir Safety Susa Perugia – Allianz Milano 1-3 (25:18, 21:25, 27:29, 23:25) Serie: 2-3
• 18.00 (Local Time) | Valsa Group Modena-Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 2-3 (25:19, 25:17, 20:25, 21:25, 12:15) Serie: 2-3

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Formula: best-of-five

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