Semifinals Game 3 Play Off SuperLega Credem Banca:
Cucine Lube Civitanova – Allianz Milano 0-3 (23-25, 18-25, 24-26)
Itas Trentino – Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 0-3 (23-25, 22-25, 20-25)
Cucine Lube Civitanova – Allianz Milano 0-3 (23-25, 18-25, 24-26) – Cucine Lube Civitanova: De Cecco 1, Yant Herrera 6, Chinenyeze 7, Zaytsev 7, Nikolov 11, Anzani 2, Bottolo 0, D’Amico, Balaso (L), Garcia Fernandez 6, Diamantini 1. N.E. Ambrose (L), Gottardo, Sottile. All. Blengini. Allianz Milano: Porro 2, Ishikawa 13, Loser 13, Patry 14, Mergarejo Hernandez 10, Piano 2, Pesaresi (L), Fusaro 0, Vitelli 0. N.E. Colombo, Bonacchi, Ebadipour, Lawrence. All. Piazza. ARBITRI: Zanussi, Boris. NOTE – durata set: 30′, 24′, 29′; tot: 83′. Spettatori: 3.931. MVP: Loser.
Cold shower in the red and white headquarters. In the third round of the series, Allianz Milano freezes a sold out Eurosuole Forum by beating the Italian champions in three sets (23-25, 18-25, 24-26). The “black beast of the cup” gives a bitter disappointment to the Marche sextet even in the key phase of the championship, but De Cecco and his companions can rebalance the series on Saturday 22 April (6 pm) at the Allianz Cloud in the fourth face-to-face. Like last year in the Semifinal Scudetto with Trento and like a few weeks ago in the Quarterfinals with Verona, Cucine Lube Civitanova is called to a great external feat in the fourth sporting battle with the Milanese. In the event of a corsair victory in Lombardy, they would return to Civitanova on Tuesday 25 April for the battle.
At Lube’s home only Nikolov goes beyond 10 points putting 11 on the scoresheet. Civitanova closes with 52% in attack, 2 aces and 3 blocks. Guests with inspired Porro and four athletes in double figures: the top scorer Patry (14 points), Loser, awarded with the title of MVP and author of 13 seals, Ishikawa (13 points) and Mergarejo (10 points). Positivity at 56% for the Milanese offensives, as many as 8 aces, 6 winning blocks in a game spoiled by the epilogue of the first set.
Lube on the pitch with De Cecco dribbling diagonally with the opposite Zaytsev, Yant and Nikolov in the band, Anzani and Chinenyeze in the center, Balaso libero. Guests lined up with the Porro-Patry diagonal, Ishikawa and Mergarejo in band, Piano and Loser in the center, Pesaresi free.
Initial blaze of Lube at the start of the match and return of Milan with the teams arriving on 23-23. Mergarejo’s attack and Patry’s ace certify 52% of the Ambrosians in attack by churning out the joke (23-25). Loaded for the final overtaking in the opening partial, upon returning to the field the Milanese command the set from start to finish with 5 aces, 67% positivity in attack, 2 blocks and 43% perfect receptions. Featured Loser with 7 seals. Not even the grafts of Bottolo and Garcia reverse the inertia, with the hosts overtaken 25-18. In the third set Milan started better (5-8), Diamantini and Gabi Garcia got up from the bench. With patience, the red and white center the overtake thanks to the Puerto Rican (19-18), but in the final the block closes (24-26).
MVP: Agustin Loser (Allianz Milano)
Itas Trentino – Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 0-3 (23-25, 22-25, 20-25) – Itas Trentino: Sbertoli 4, Lavia 9, Lisinac 5, Kaziyski 12, Michieletto 11, Podrascanin 5, Dzavoronok 4, Laurenzano (L), Cavuto 2. N.E. Pace, Berger, D’Heer, Depalma, Nelli. All. Lorenzetti. Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza: Brizard 4, Santos De Souza 22, Simon 6, Romanò 10, Leal 15, Caneschi 4, Scanferla (L), Recine 0, Gironi 0. N.E. Hoffer, Basic, Alonso, De Weijer, Cester. All. Botti. ARBITRI: Simbari, Cappello. NOTE – durata set: 31′, 31′, 26′; tot: 88′. Spettatori: 3.507. MVP: Lucarelli.
The Play Off Scudetto semifinal series between Itas Trentino and Gas Sales Bluenergy will return to the PalaBanca in Piacenza this weekend to play its fourth match. Today in Game 3 at the BLM Group Arena it is the Emilian team that celebrates the away victory in three sets, thus reopening the discussion diametrically. Botti’s team is very good at holding up the shock wave of the hosts in the first two sets, with the gialloblù in both cases at 21-18 and both times recovered by Lucarelli (22 points, MVP), well supported by Leal for the overtaking of the guests and the 0-2 in the calculation of the sets. Much less struggle in the third set, led from start to finish by the red and whites who thus legitimize the precious result obtained in front of over 3,500 spectators.
MVP: Ricardo Lucarelli (Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza)
Semifinals Game 4 Play Off SuperLega Credem Banca
Sabato 22 aprile 2023, ore 18.00
Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza – Itas Trentino
Diretta RAI Sport
Allianz Milano – Cucine Lube Civitanova
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