11 December 2023

VolleyTimes

Media & Press 〰️

Italy: both semifinal series to Game 5! Civitanova, what a comeback in Milano! Trento ko again.

3 min read

Playoff series of 2022/23 Italian SuperLega Credem Banca has provided a non-stop excitement, with both semifinals’ series that will be decided in a Game 5 which will determine the two finalists.

In the first match of the day, Allianz Milano appeared to be on their way to securing a place in the final, leading 2-0 in sets and playing an excellent volleyball.
However, titleholders Lube Civitanova once again exhibited their resilience, staging a remarkable comeback and winning the Game 4 convincingly, forcing the final match to be played on their home court. Partially it was 25:23, 25:18, 19:25, 22:25 and 7:15.
The real problem for Milano, who played again in an Allianz Cloud SOLD OUT, is that Civitanova, without a solid reception, can count on an impressive efficiency in attack, with 64% of team performance with a peak of 70% (without errors!) for an almost perfect Marlon Yant who, author of 26 points including 3 aces and 2 winning blocks, was deservedly named MVP of the game. Decisive, however, also middle blocker Simone Anzani who, after first two sets, closed the game with 3 blocks and 8/10 in attack, while Nikolov and Zaytsev also contributed with 18 and 17 points respectively to the winning team’s cause.
For Milano, 11 aces (6 by top scorer Ishikawa, 23 points) were not enough.

| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

The Game 4 between Piacenza and Trentino has been solved in just three-set (25:21, 25:23, 25:23) in favor of the home team. Although the scoreline does not reflect it, the game, filled with lot of emotions, was played on a very high level.
After a first set won by Piacenza without major problems, Trentino led until the 23-22 in the second set, but the rivals put down three points in a row to claim the set.
In the third set, the lead changed hands repeatedly until Piacenza pulled ahead and earned five match points. After missing four of them, luckily for the home fans, the hosts secured the fifth point, winning the set 25-23 and the match 3-0 to level the series at 2-2.
The final, decisive fifth match will be played in Trento on Tuesday.
Yoady Leal was the top scorer of tje match with 17 points, while Robertlandy Simon also contributed 13 points and the game’s MVP, Yuri Romano, scored 12 points.
Three Itas Trentino players ended in double digit: Matey Kaziyski and Alessandro Michieletto with 13 points each, and Srecko Lisinac with 11.

____________________

🇮🇹| 2022/23 Superlega CredemBanca | Playoffs Semifinals

GAME 1

| Thursday | April 13, 2023
20.30 (Local Time) | Cucine Lube Civitanova (4) – Allianz Milano (8) 3-0 (25:17, 25:22, 25:17)
20.30 (Local Time) | Itas Trentino (2) – Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza (6) 3-0 (25:23, 25:22, 25:18)

____________________

GAME 2

| Sunday | April 16, 2023
18.00 (Local Time) | Allianz Milano – Cucine Lube Civitanova 3-2 (25:18, 20:25, 25:21, 21:25, 15:9) Serie: 1-1
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH
18.00 (Local Time) | Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza – Itas Trentino 1-3 (19:25, 22:25, 25:20, 20:25) Serie: 0-2
____________________

GAME 3

| Wednesday | April 19, 2023
20.30 (Local Time) | Cucine Lube Civitanova – Allianz Milano 0-3 (23:25, 18:25, 24:26) Serie: 1-2
20.30 (Local Time) | Itas Trentino – Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 0-3 (23:25, 22:25, 20:25) Serie: 2-1

____________________

GAME 4

| Saturday | April 22, 2023

18.00 (Local Time) | Allianz Milano – Cucine Lube Civitanova 2-3 (25:23, 25:18, 19:25, 22:25, 7:15) Serie: 2-2
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH
Allianz Milano: Porro 2, Ishikawa 23, Loser 10, Patry 12, Mergarejo Hernandez 19, Piano 8, Pesaresi (L), Vitelli 0, Fusaro 0. N.E. Colombo, Bonacchi, Ebadipour, Lawrence. Coach. Piazza.
Cucine Lube Civitanova: De Cecco 1, Yant Herrera 26, Chinenyeze 11, Zaytsev 17, Nikolov 18, Anzani 11, Garcia Fernandez 1, D’Amico (L), Balaso (L), Bottolo 0. N.E. Ambrose, Diamantini, Gottardo, Sottile. Coach. Blengini.

20.30 (Local Time) | Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza – Itas Trentino 3-0 (25:21, 25:23, 25:23) Serie: 2-2
Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza: Brizard 1, Santos De Souza 9, Simon 13, Romanò 12, Leal 17, Caneschi 2, Scanferla (L). N.E. Hoffer, Alonso, Recine, Cester, Basic, Gironi, De Weijer. Coach. Botti.
Itas Trentino: Sbertoli 2, Lavia 3, Lisinac 11, Kaziyski 13, Michieletto 13, Podrascanin 1, Nelli 0, Pace (L), Laurenzano (L), Dzavoronok 0. N.E. Cavuto, Berger, Depalma, D’Heer. Coach. Lorenzetti.

____________________

GAME 5

| Tuesday | April 25, 2023
18.00 (Local Time) | Cucine Lube Civitanova – Allianz Milano 3-1 (27:25, 25:22, 23:25, 27:25) Serie: 3-2
18.00 (Local Time) | Itas Trentino – Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 3-1 (18:25, 25:20, 25:17, 25:19) Serie: 3-2
____________________

Formula: best-of-five

____________________

👀|QUICK LINKS
Superlega 2022/23 CALENDAR
All news from Italy 🇮🇹
Multimedia
Facebook
Instagram

____________________

Random-Times.com | Volleytimes.com | Copyright 2025 © All rights reserved.