Perugia and Verona lead the Play Off Group standings in 5th place despite having played only one match in this phase of the SuperLega Credem Banca, which is experiencing its third day of play on Saturday. Modena has instead announced that Andrea Giani will no longer be the head coach next season, she is stopped in the pits to serve her rest shift.
Back from the home defeat inflicted by the Block Devils in three sets and, therefore, stopped at 2 points in the standings thanks to the corsair success at the tie break with Modena, Vero Volley Monza will play the second game in a row between the friendly walls on Saturday at 19.30. On the taraflex of the Arena, in the third round, Pallavolo Padova is expected, which after the silent external scene in the Veneto derby at its debut in the 5th place group, won it at the tie break on the friendly field of the Kioene Arena against the green line of Modena. It is a first playoff in the standings between the seventh force at the end of the Regular Season and the winning team of the Preliminary Pool for access to the 5th Place Play Offs. Despite Arthur Szwarc’s positive evening (top scorer with 18 points, 56% effectiveness, an ace and three blocks), the team from Brianza never created significant problems for Sir in the first two partials on Wednesday, while in the seventh view overcome in the climax phase. Good indications for the Paduans in the victory against Modena, thanks to the form of Mathijs Desmet, MVP of the match with 19 points, and Davide Gardini, author of 20 seals.
After impacting the Play Off Group 5th Place Credem Banca in the best possible way, i.e. with an away 3-0 on a difficult field like Monza, Sir Safety Susa Perugia debuts within the friendly walls on Saturday at 19.30 against WithU Verona for what could also have been a Scudetto semi-final if Umbria and Veneto had won Game 5 of the quarter-finals, respectively with Milan and Civitanova. The fact is that at the moment the comparison between Sir and WithU should be understood as a vertex intersection. The two partnerships command the Group Play Off 5th Place thanks to the successes collected. The Umbrians celebrated their entry into the Group on the second day with a Cuban victory in Monza, thanks to the incisiveness of Wilfredo Leon and Jesus Herrera. The Scala family, on the other hand, dived into the new adventure by inflicting a dream 3-0 on Padua in the regional derby to then observe the rest shift on the 2nd day. Out of 34 meetings, Perugia won 28 times against Verona, including the two seasonal face-offs in the first phase, but Radostin Stoytchev’s team has grown.
Play Off 5° Place 3rd Round Credem Banca – Girone
Sabato 22 aprile 2023, ore 19.30
Vero Volley Monza – Pallavolo Padova
Arbitri: Cavalieri Alessandro Pietro, Rolla Massimo (Kronaj David)
Video Check: Bosica Gianclaudio
Segnapunti: Anessi Cinzia
Sir Safety Susa Perugia – WithU Verona
Arbitri: Brunelli Michele, Turtù Marco (Grossi Dario)
Video Check: Pardo Claudio
Segnapunti: Rossi Sara
Bye: Valsa Group Modena
Standings Girone Play Off 5° Posto Credem Banca
WithU Verona 3, Sir Safety Susa Perugia 3, Vero Volley Monza 2, Pallavolo Padova 2, Valsa Group Modena 2.
1 incontro in meno: WithU Verona e Sir Safety Susa Perugia.