Semifinals Game 2 Play Off SuperLega Credem Banca:
Allianz Milano – Sir Susa Vim Perugia 3-2 (25-27, 25-21, 21-25, 27-25, 20-18)

Mint Vero Volley Monza – Itas Trentino 1-3 (15-25, 25-21, 18-25, 18-25)

Record-breaking game at the Allianz Cloud
With a duration of 171 minutes, Game 2 of the Scudetto Semifinals between Allianz Milano and Sir Susa Vim Perugia becomes the longest match of the 2023/24 season in the Credem Banca SuperLega, the longest ever in the Play Offs and enters the ranking overall as the fifth match in history for minutes played in Serie A, the third considering only the top flight.

Allianz Milano – Sir Susa Vim Perugia 3-2 (25-27, 25-21, 21-25, 27-25, 20-18) – Allianz Milano: Porro 3, Ishikawa 19, Loser 12, Reggers 31, Kaziyski 14, Vitelli 7, Colombo (L), Mergarejo Hernandez 2, Zonta 0, Catania (L), Piano 0, Dirlic 0. N.E. Starace, Innocenzi. All. Piazza. Sir Susa Vim Perugia: Giannelli 6, Plotnytskyi 19, Russo 7, Ben Tara 21, Semeniuk 25, Resende Gualberto 14, Toscani (L), Held 0, Herrera Jaime 0, Leon Venero 1, Solé 0, Colaci (L). N.E. Candellaro, Ropret. All. Lorenzetti. ARBITRI: Lot, Florian. NOTE – durata set: 35′, 34′, 35′, 37′, 30′; tot: 171′.

The last ball is a block from Vitelli on Flavio, impeccable until the final shot. Almost three hours of play, a marathon full of thrills for the over 4000 fans present at the Allianz Cloud for the comeback victory in the tie break of Allianz Milano over Sir Sua Vim Perugia. A home feat that brings the Scudetto Semifinal series between Ambrosiani and Block Devils back to a draw (1-1). Holy water extinguishes devils in flight. Roberto Piazza’s team wins due to a few details. The attack percentages of the two teams are 56% for Allianz against 53% for Sir Susa Vim Perugia. We start again like Game 1, with Angelo Lorenzetti fielding Giannelli in the control room, Ben Tara opposite, Plotnytskyi and Semeniuk on the flanks, Russo and Flavio in the centre, Colaci libero. On the other side of the net the Milanese respond with the larger diagonal Porro-Reggers, Kaziyski and Ishikawa on the side, Vitelli and Loser in the center and Catania libero. Perugia put their noses ahead by winning the first and third sets, but were always caught up until the final turnaround. The tie-break is still a swing of emotions, the Lombard giants prevail in the most beautiful and exciting Semi-final series of these Scudetto Play Offs. Sunday 7 April (6.00 pm) we start again for the third act at the PalaBarton with Rai Sport live.

MVP: Ferre Reggers (Allianz Milano)

Ferre Reggers (Allianz Milano): “Against Perugia it’s never a match like the others and it’s never easy. We really played hard today. What a team, what an audience, what an arena! I’m really happy! This evening we once again demonstrated that those who face us can never take anything for granted. It’s never over with us. We may be 2-0 down, but we’ll fight until the end. They were truly wonderful emotions.”

Massimo Colaci (Sir Susa Vim Perugia): “A thousand things can be said, there are many clichés that can be used, the truth is that we have wasted opportunities, obviously net of the merits and demerits on both sides. Too bad, without a few mistakes it could have gone differently. I’ve been putting victories and defeats in the drawer for twenty years, so let’s move on. We will look at the match again, we will try to do better and avoid the mistakes made today in Game 3 on Sunday in Perugia.”

Mint Vero Volley Monza – Itas Trentino 1-3 (15-25, 25-21, 18-25, 18-25) – Mint Vero Volley Monza: Kreling 0, Takahashi 13, Di Martino 7, Szwarc 13, Loeppky 19, Galassi 7, Visic 0, Mujanovic 0, Gaggini (L). N.E. Comparoni, Morazzini, Beretta. All. Eccheli. Itas Trentino: Acquarone 3, Lavia 12, Kozamernik 10, Rychlicki 16, Michieletto 17, Podrascanin 9, Pace (L), Nelli 0, Magalini 0, Laurenzano (L). N.E. D’Heer, Cavuto, Berger, Garcia. All. Soli. ARBITRI: Cappello, Puecher. NOTE – durata set: 22′, 29′, 30′, 27′; tot: 108

Mint Vero Volley Monza still tastes bitter. Massimo Eccheli’s team was also forced to give way in Game 2 of the SuperLega Credem Banca Scudetto Semifinals against the Italian Champions Itas Trentino. Within the friendly walls of an Opiquad Arena packed with more than 3500 fans, the hosts lost in four sets (15-25; 25-21; 18-25; 18-25). The Consortium’s flagship men’s team, after struggling to find the rhythm in the first set, redeemed itself with courage and determination by winning the second set. In the last two games, however, Trento managed to impose itself on the Brianza team despite strenuous resistance. The Italian champions thus fly to 2-0 in the series. MVP of the match Alessandro Michieletto, author of 17 points. Top scorer for the Brianza team was Eric Loeppky, in double figures with 19 balls put on the ground, followed by Gianluca Galassi and Arthur Szwarc, both with 13 points scored. Mint Vero Volley Monza’s Play Off journey is not over yet. The Lombard team will play their last chance to reopen the series at the “Il T Quotidiano Arena” in Trento with the first match on Sunday 7 April at 5pm.

MVP: Alessandro Michieletto (Itas Trentino)


Play Off Scudetto

Semifinals Game 2 – Play Off SuperLega Credem Banca

Domenica 7 aprile 2024, ore 17.00
Itas Trentino – Mint Vero Volley Monza

Diretta VBTV

Domenica 7 aprile 2024, ore 18.00
Sir Susa Vim Perugia – Allianz Milano

Diretta Rai Sport e VBTV