Big battle at PalaBarton facing Piacenza

Superleague day before for Sir Safety Susa Perugia.
Block Devils expected on Saturday afternoon at the PalaBarton from the television preview of the second leg with the arrival in Pian di Massiano of Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza in what is to all intents and purposes the big match of the day between the first and fourth (in cohabitation with Civitanova) of the standings.
Coach Anastasi continue their daily work by alternating physical sessions with technical training. Training sessions where the staff from Perugia are developing those tactical situations that need improvement without ever losing sight of the current, i.e. the tactical study of an opponent which is also very important because Sir Safety Susa will find him on the other side of the net Saturday 25 February in the first semifinal of the Italian Cup Final Four.
Piacenza for its part, after the change on the bench with the promotion to head coach of Massimo Botti, is awaited by many important appointments in this February that has just begun. In addition to the Coppa Italia, Gas Sales will in fact have several matches in the Superleague which are fundamental for reaching the best grid in the playoffs and, between 7 and 15 February, the double confrontation with Montpellier for the quarter-finals of the Cev Cup.
The formation dear to president Curti is slowly recovering all the players who during the season had to do without the big names Simon, Leal and Lucarelli in various games due to injuries. The first two have now fully recovered, the third has gradually resumed work with the group and this allows Botti, in addition to many solutions in the match, also to significantly raise the level of training during the week.
Team devoted to offensive fundamentals Piacenza and the championship numbers clearly show it. Saturday at the PalaBarton it will be a stellar challenge between the first two formations in terms of serving (2.07 aces per set in Perugia, 1.82 aces per set in Piacenza) and between the first and third for what are the percentages of offensive effectiveness (54.5% in attack for the black and whites, 51.3% for the red and whites).
The Pian di Massiano facility will also be a stage for great performers on both sides. In the Piacenza one stands out the sensational class of the middle blocker Simon, the best scorer in the role (166 winning balls) despite having played fewer games than the others (27 points, with 5 aces and 7 blocks, in his victory last Sunday against Taranto).