Head to the CEV Champions League! The Cucine Lube Civitanova needs another European night to set aside the hesitations in SuperLega Credem Banca and rediscover its certainties. The Italian champions returned to the gym this morning to train in the weight room, while in the afternoon they will sample the pitch for a technical session in view of the match on Wednesday 25 January (8 pm) with the Belgian sextet of Knack Roeselare. A success in the last match of Pool C with the primacy in the group already arithmetically secured, as well as extending the season’s unbeaten run in the prestigious club event, would allow the red and white to improve their ranking in the hope of a soft match in the quarterfinals.

To sign their first home success of 2023, the red and white will have to give life to a reset on the eve of the confrontation with the team of former cook Stijn D’Hulst and forget the unusual negative data of the three consecutive defeats in the Regular Season. The last misstep, at the Eurosuole Forum with Trento in four sets, was incredibly not exploited by Civitanova’s direct pursuers, a bit like it had already happened in the previous round. Chicco Blengini’s men, stuck at 26 points and slipped to fourth place in SuperLega after Saturday’s kappaò with the yellow-blues, who were opposite in the standings, didn’t lose any other positions by virtue of the defeats in Piacenza in Monza and the Sunday idle rounds of Cisterna in Siena and Milan in Verona. The most significant data of the weekend is the victory well in advance of the regular season by Perugia, which has so far collected all the available points and yesterday conquered the PalaPanini 3-1 in a comeback, anchoring Modena at 29 points in cohabitation with Trento at + 3 from the Lube.