Less than a week after the 3-1 victory of the Italian vice-champions at the PalaBancaSport in the last round of the 5th Place Play Off Group, the Cucine Lube Civitanova will return to Emilia to once again challenge the hosts of the Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza. The single-match semi-final on Monday 22 April (at 8.30 pm with live Volleyball TV and Radio Arancia) will offer access to the showdown for the pass that would open the doors to the 2025 Challenge Cup. In the event of victory in Piacenza, the the red and whites would compete in the last act with the winner of the other Semi-final going to play at the Pala AIM Agsm against the Rana Verona (leader of the Group) or at the Eurosuole Forum against the Valsa Group Modena (fourth force of the group).

Final Standings Play Off Group 5th Place

Rana Verona 13 points, Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 11, Cucine Lube Civitanova 9, Valsa Group Modena 5, Cisterna Volley 4, Pallavolo Padova 3.

Play Off Semifinals 5th Place Credem Banca

Monday 22 April, 8.30pm

Shovel AIM Agsm

Rana Verona – Valsa Group Modena (live VBTV)

Monday 22 April, 8.30pm


Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza – Cucine Lube Civitanova (live VBTV and Radio Arancia)

Play Off 5th Place – The formula

The four losing teams in the Scudetto Play Off Quarter Finals and the 9th and 10th ranked teams at the end of the Regular Season play a one-way round-robin tournament which includes 5 matches for each team. The 4 best teams play in the Semifinals and Final in a single match at the home of the best ranked team at the end of the tournament. The winner is qualified for the 2025 Challenge Cup.

Piacenza’s latest lineup

In the match lost 3-1 at home against Civitanova, Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza took to the pitch with Brizard as setter and Romanò as opposite, the former red and whites Ricci and Simon in the centre, the former cook Lucarelli with Recine in the lead, Scanferla libero.