Tough road trip in Perugia

Eighteenth day, seventh second leg, of SuperLega Credem Banca and it’s up to Gas Sales Bluenergy Volley Piacenza to open the programme. Tomorrow, Saturday 4 February, at 18.00 (live on Rai Sport and, the red and whites will take the field at the PalaBarton in Perugia to face the leaders Sir Safety Susa Perugia.

A big match in Perugia which opens a February full of important appointments for coach Massimo Botti’s red and whites. In addition to the Del Monte Coppa Italia SuperLega, where Gas Sales Bluenergy Volley Volley Piacenza will face Perugia in the semifinals, the red and white team will in fact have several matches in the Superlega which are fundamental to reach the best grid in the Play Offs and, between 7 and 15 February, the double confrontation with Montpellier for the quarterfinals of the Cev Volleyball Cup.

Tomorrow at the PalaBarton it will be a stellar challenge between the top two teams in the championship as far as serving is concerned (2.07 aces per set in Perugia, 1.82 aces per set in Piacenza) and between the first and third for what are offensive effectiveness percentages (54.5% in attack for the black and whites, 51.3% for the red and whites).

Great performers on the field tomorrow in Perugia, a guaranteed show with Gas Sales Bluenergy Volley Piacenza to challenge the steamroller formation not only in the SupeLega championship but also in the volleyball season in Europe.

Massimo Botti (coach Gas Sales Bluenergy Volley Piacenza): “Let’s go and confront the strongest this season, I’m really curious to see how our impact will be in the match, how we will face this match. For once we will be able to play without particular pressure, we will certainly have to have the right approach and play our best volleyball to avoid a bad impression. Perugia’s strength is there for all to see, it’s dominating the season and it’s showing no signs of slowing down, I’m convinced it will be a good game and very important for us to understand certain things”.