Final 3rd / 4th place first act: tomorrow starting at 18.00 (live on volleyballworld.tv) Gas Sales Bluenergy Volley Piacenza takes the field at PalabancaSport for Game 3, against Allianz Milano.
And for the red and white formation, ahead in the series 2-0, the possibility of closing the season in front of their fans by detaching the pass for the Cev Champions League 2024 while the loser will play the next Cev Volleyball Cup.
In this Final 3rd Place Gas Sales Bluenergy Volley Piacenza, sixth at the end of the Regular Season, arrives there after losing Game 5 of the Semifinal Scudetto with Trento while Milan, eighth at the end of the regular season, in the Semifinal Scudetto always lost in Game 5 with Lube Civitanova.
Challenge number 12 the one that will be staged at PalabancaSport: Piacenza has won 8 of the 11 previous matches between the two teams, the Clubs meet for the first time in the Scudetto Play Offs.
This season the two teams faced each other twice in the Regular Season and twice in the 3rd Place Final and Piacenza always won: in the Regular Season at the tie break in the first leg match played in Milan, 3-1 in the second leg at the PalabancaSport while in the Final 3rd Place the red and white won twice without leaving any set to their opponents.
Twelfth Play Off for the red and white central Enrico Cester, sixth for Robertlandy Simon, fourth for Yoandi Leal, third for Luka Basic, Ricardo Lucarelli, Leonardo Scanferla, second for Antoine Brizard, Edoardo Caneschi, Fabrizio Gironi, Nicolò Hoffer, Francesco Recine, Yuri Romanò , only one participation for Roamy Alonso and Freek de Weijer. First Play Off as coach for Massimo Botti.
Yuri Romanò (opposite Gas Sales Bluenergy Volley Piacenza): “We have a great opportunity and we must exploit it. Playing in front of our fans the possibility of detaching the pass for the next Champions League will give us even more strength. We are ahead but this does not mean anything or almost, we know that Milan can put any team in difficulty and therefore us too. He proved it in these Play Offs, he also demonstrated it in Race 2, we are ready for another great match, aware that it won’t be the last resort for us anyway”.