Game 2 Semifinals: Sunday at 18.00 Milan and Civitanova challenge each other at the Allianz Cloud with live RAI Sport, at the same time Piacenza and Trento take the field at PalaBancaSport

Home factor respected in the matches that opened the SuperLega Credem Banca Play Off Semifinals on Thursday. The clear victories of Civitanova and Trento, respectively over Milan and Piacenza, allowed the red and white and yellow and blue players to immediately take the lead in the best-of-five series, but there is no time to think back to Game 1: on Sunday the second act.

The hosts of Allianz Milano and the Italian champions of Cucine Lube Civitanova will be on the field at 18.00 on Sunday at the Allianz Cloud for the second match of the series. The Marches won the first round with the maximum gap on Thursday evening at the Eurosuole Forum, with an omnipresent Fabio Balaso and Alex Nikolov in the evening. Showdown of the cooks even in the fundamentals where they limped until a few weeks ago, such as reception. The Lombard team, on the other hand, appeared less lucid than usual in the midweek match, also due to the shorter recovery time after the last intense match of the Quarter Finals won in Perugia. Aware of the dangerousness and reaction capacity of Roberto Piazza’s team, Gianlorenzo Blengini’s men want to sign the external blow to take up 2-0 in presence n. 100 in Mattia Bottolo’s career. On the Milan front, Credem Banca MVP of the Quarter Finals Osniel Mergarejo knows he can reopen the accounts as happened twice in the Play Offs before overtaking Sir. For Yuki Ishikawa and the Allianz stars it becomes essential to reduce the number of errors.

The doors of PalaBancaSport reopen on Sunday, at 18.00 for Race 2 of the Scudetto Semifinals between Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza and Itas Trentino. The team from Emilia, who fell in Trento in three sets on Thursday, wants to avoid finishing 2-0 down in the series as happened in the quarter-finals with Modena before the comeback which culminated in Game 5, while the vice world champions, strengthened by a commendable performance in the first act do not want to repeat the mistake made in the second match against Monza and will resort to their killer instinct in front of the net to prevent the quality of Gas Sales Bluenergy from being able to put the winners of the Del Monte® Coppa Italia SuperLega 2022/23 back into the game from a distance. After three seasonal victories for the Piacenza team in the direct clashes between the Regular Season and the final of the tricolor trophy, therefore, the first success for Angelo Lorenzetti’s men arrived at a crucial stage, with a very inspired Daniele Lavia. Now it’s up to Massimo Botti’s collective to roll up their sleeves and be towed by those who could write manuals on comebacks, such as Ricardo Lucarelli and Robertlandy Simon.


Semifinals Game 2 – Play Off SuperLega Credem Banca

Domenica 16 aprile 2023, ore 18.00
Allianz Milano – Cucine Lube Civitanova

Arbitri: Curto Giuseppe, Braico Marco (Venturi Giuliano, Boris Roberto)
Video Check: Viale Marco
Segnapunti: Mariosa Alessia Rosa
Diretta Rai Sport
Telecronaca di Maurizio Colantoni e Andrea Lucchetta

Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza – Itas Trentino
Arbitri: Zavater Marco, Cerra Alessandro (Turtù Marco)
Video Check: Bacchella Vanessa
Segnapunti: Zollino Cristina


Play Off 5° Place Credem Banca


1st day of the Group: the hunt for the pass for Europe opens on Saturday at 20.30 with the Veneto derby between Verona and Padua. Sunday at 18.00 Modena hosts Monza at the PalaPanini

The Credem Banca 5th Place Play Offs promise entertainment and high-level challenges given the value of the participating teams. Also in contention are the world champions Sir Safety Susa Perugia, eliminated by Milan in Race 5 of the Quarterfinals and stopped in the pits over the weekend. The other four teams admitted to the starting blocks on the first day of the Group. The last, in chronological order, was Pallavolo Padova, which qualified by winning the Preliminary.

Play Off 5° Place Credem Banca – Girone

Sabato 15 aprile 2023, ore 20.30
WithU Verona – Pallavolo Padova

Arbitri: Goitre Mauro, Santoro Angelo (Scotti Paolo)
Video Check: Spiazzi Ivan
Segnapunti: Ferrara Federico

Domenica 16 aprile 2023, ore 18.00
Valsa Group Modena – Vero Volley Monza

Arbitri: Frapiccini Bruno, Luciani Ubaldo (Marotta Michele)
Video Check: Mutti Riccardo
Segnapunti: Cavalera Marta

Bye: Sir Safety Susa Perugia



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
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 or by clicking on the LatteMiele box on the homepage of

Foreign TVs
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.