All in one night. The most beautiful and difficult tournament in the world will end on Wednesday 17 May, at 8.30 pm, with the fifth round of the Scudetto Final between the hosts Itas Trentino, runners-up at the end of the Regular Season, and the outgoing Italian champions Cucine Lube Civitanova, fourth at the finish line in the first phase of the tournament. The BLM Group Arena in Trento, packed in every order of place, is preparing to host the showdown, which will be the fifth “sold out” match in as many Finals. So far the home factor has dictated the law in the challenge for the best of five games and both teams have lost a starter in the race. Angelo Lorenzetti’s Gialloblù prevailed 3-1 in the first round and 3-0 in Game 3, losing central defender Srecko Lisinac, who was operated on last week on his lumbar spine, while Gianlorenzo Blengini’s red and whites got the better of the photo finish in Race 2 and in four sets in the fourth match of the series managing to remain competitive despite the absence of the opposite Ivan Zaytsev, stopped by a distracting trauma to the shoulder with a muscle injury and, consequently, almost certainly also out of the competition. If in the face-offs in Trentino it was Matey Kaziyski who attracted the applause with two MVP titles, in Civitanova the central Barthelemy Chinenyeze signed his best performance of the season in Game 2, while the spiker Marlon Yant was the absolute ruler of the game 4.
Trento is chasing the fifth Scudetto in the ninth Final and wants to break a fast that has lasted since the last tricolor season, i.e. the 2014/15. Civitanova dreams of the hunchbacked blow away to get his hands on the fourth consecutive Scudetto, which would be the eighth won out of nine participations in the Scudetto Finals. If successful, the team from the Marches would set a record. In fact, to date no team has ever won three consecutive series in game five (it’s only the tenth time that all series have been best-of-five). The case has already occurred of a team that won by playing the game in every round: Perugia in 2017/18 defeated Ravenna 2-1 in the quarterfinals, Trento 3-2 in the semifinals and Civitanova in the final always 3-2.
Finals Game 5 – Play Off SuperLega Credem Banca
Mercoledì 17 maggio 2023, ore 20.30
Itas Trentino – Cucine Lube Civitanova
Arbitri: Puecher Andrea, Florian Massimo (Simbari Armando)
Video Check: Tundo Virginia
Segnapunti: Righi Francesca
Diretta Rai Sport
Telecronaca di Maurizio Colantoni e Andrea Lucchetta
Finali Play Off Scudetto Credem Banca
Play Off Scudetto Credem Banca
Volleyball and Media
Live broadcast on RAI Radio 1
The 3rd day of SuperLega Credem Banca will be featured on RAI Radio 1. Study updates on SuperLega Credem Banca results and rankings will be constantly provided in the Sunday afternoon headings of the well-known radio channel.
Live radio “Set & Note” on LatteMiele and LatteMiele.com
Sunday at 6.00 pm
Marco Caronna’s radio raids on the fields of the SuperLega Credem Banca Championship are back. The conductor within the “Set & Note” program will follow the progress of the Sunday challenges of SuperLega Credem Banca live. “Set & Note” is also on the web live streaming on www.lattemiele.com or by clicking on the LatteMiele box on the homepage of www.legavolley.it.
The TV partners of the Serie A Volleyball League abroad will broadcast the matches of the top volleyball league in the world: Sportklub (Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro), Polsat (Poland), TBS, FUJI TV, Volleyball TV and ESPN Latam (Central / South America and Caribbean) as well as the main world betting sites served by the IMG Arena agency. The Polish broadcaster Polsat also broadcasts all the matches of Sir Safety Susa Perugia.
Domenica Sportiva and Tg Sport on Rai 2
The historic Sunday evening program on Rai 2 will broadcast the report of the correspondent Maurizio Colantoni, for the story of the Sunday match broadcast on Rai Sport with the words of the protagonists of the day. The interview, together with other columns and insights on the protagonists of SuerLega Credem Banca, will be repeated on “Tg Sport” in the editions on Rai 2, Rai Sport, and Rai News.
TG5 and Sport Mediaset
The Canale 5 nightly TG5 will offer a service on the SuperLega Credem Banca weekend through the images of the races. The same service will be broadcast in multiple passages in the Sport Mediaset news bulletin, broadcast from 24.00 to 8.00.
SKY Sport 24
Sky Sport 24 will take care of in-depth information on the matches of the Credem Banca SuperLega Championship, taking stock of the games played, with images and interviews with the protagonists.
After Hours – SuperLeague at night
(#AfterHoursSuperLega) “After Hours, the SuperLega at night” live with Andrea Zorzi and Andrea Brogioni, offers many guests from the world of volleyball, every Sunday from 21.30 on the facebook page and on the YouTube channel of Lega Vollavolo Serie A. To enrich the season there will also be the midweek column “Poisoned ball”, the Wednesday study on the SuperLega Credem Banca weekend.