After the success of Vibo in the Italian Cup against Castellana Grotte, the championship picks up its pace and enters the hottest phase for Consoli McDonald’s Brescia, called from now on to capitalize on every opportunity, with the ‘goal to get back in the running for the play-offs and win the place it deserves.
Sunday 12, with the sixth return leg, a trio of crucial challenges opens up for the boys from Zambonardi who receive the Consar from Marco Bonitta, one point higher in the standings, to then visit the Conad from Cantagalli, behind by two at the moment , and conclude with the home match against Lagonegro, now separated by four points, those that today also delimit the relegation zone. In the first leg, all these challenges were won by the other contender, with two tie-breaks confirming a context of general balance and with Brescia more than ever determined to overturn the scenario.
The conditions in the blue-and-white locker room are almost optimal, despite some hangovers from the flu preventing the whole squad from training with the hoped-for continuity during the week, but with Bisi and Esposito close to complete recovery. The warmth of the San Filippo will be the usual extra weapon available to the Toucans, who will have to attack the away team in the service and field patience and combativeness from the first to the last point.
The guests from Romagna – who prevailed 3-0 in the first leg in a more fought-over match than the score reveals -, after the home defeat suffered at the hands of Cuneo, will be determined to reconfirm their brand of terrible boys, the only ones to have beat Castellana Grotte in this second leg. Their strengths are certainly in the pair of central Comparoni – Arasomwan and in the opposite Bovolenta (U20 European gold, 342 points already grounded in the season) who drags his young and cheeky teammates along. Compared to the first leg, the direction has changed, with Mancini taking over Coscione, but also one of the hand attacks, with Swan Ngapeth enriching the Ravenna dressing room. On the diagonal with the French there are Orioli or Pinali, while the libero is Goi.