Game 3 of the Semifinal of the Scudetto Play Offs edition number 41: tomorrow starting at 20.30 (live on volleyballworld.tv) Gas Sales Bluenergy Volley Piacenza is back on the field at the BLM Group Arena in Trento for the third act of the Semifinal Scudetto. On the other side of the net, Itas Trentino is leading 2-0 in the best-of-five series thanks to the victory obtained in Trento a week ago and at PalabancaSport last Sunday.
A last-ditch match for the red and white team in the process of this Semi-final of the Play Offs Scudetto. Gas Sales Bluenergy Volley Piacenza is forced to win to take the series to Game 4 and not end its race towards the Italian flag after three games. A new misstep would mean participating in the Play Off Finale 3rd Place scheduled for next April 29th and which will see the two losers face off in the Semifinals series: the best-of-five series will assign the winner a place in next season’s Cev Champions League season while the loser will play the Cev Volleyball Cup.
In the two previous matches against Trento, the red and whites paid the price for a too foul and ineffective joke and for not having made the most of some opportunities that still happened during the two matches.
Starting from scratch, Game 3 will be a new match, it will be the 17th match between the two teams between the Regular Season, Coppa Italia and Play Off Scudetto: Trento has won 12 of the 16 previous matches, the two clubs meet for the third once in the Play Offs Scudetto. Gas Sales Bluenergy Volley Piacenza is in its third Play Off Scudetto, Trento in its twentieth.
Massimo Botti (coach Gas Sales Bluenergy Volley Piacenza): “The serve isn’t getting into it right now and for a team that has always had a lot from this fundamental and now not finding it makes everything more difficult but in any case, regardless of everything, we have to be more practical and try to treasure too many mistakes that lead nowhere. We have a chance to extend the series of these Semifinals and we have to make the most of it, it will be important to start well and not let our opponents escape immediately as was the case in Race 2. Trento is a practical formation and with a better pace than ours, who are veterans from a marathon, we need to find that momentum that helped us recover from a complicated series, even if it’s not always possible and above all Trento offers few gaps, it’s difficult to attack”.