LUBE BANCA MARCHE MACERATA – BRE BANCA LANNUTTI CUNEO 1:3
Cuneo came back from Macerata’s Fontescodella gym with all three points, being almost guaranteed to play the Italian Cup quarter final at home. This is something which has become more difficult for Macerata after this defeat.
Vladimir Nikolov (Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo): “Macerata got off to an excellent start, and we struggled a lot. Then, we found our rhythm, and in the end we obtained three crucial points on the court of one of the strongest teams of this league. I think we deserved it”.
COPRATLANTIDE PIACENZA – RPA-LUIGIBACCHI.IT PERUGIA 3:1
Piacenza had the better of Perugia 3-1. The Italian champs did not solve all its problems today but coach Lorenzetti has more than one reason to smile. His team had to fight hard from start to finish, it needed all the energy of Captain and MVP Zlatanov to get the three points.
Novica Bjelica (CoprAtlantide Piacenza): “Crucial win for our league position. The European competition will start now and we can face it with only one thing on our mind: we have a very tough and balanced group in which each team has 25% of chances to go through. As for today’s game, we haven’t played a fantastic game, but we undeniably changed our approach to the game and we did not put our heads down when we were in trouble as it happened in the past”.
ITAS DIATEC TRENTINO – ARAN CUCINE ABRUZZO PINETO 3:0
Trentino left Perugia as little as 59 points in three sets. Severely defeated on Thursday against Cuneo, the arrival of new coach could not avoid a second battering. It has to be said that coach Stoytchev has also limited the court time of some of his players to rest them before the Champions League.
SISLEY TREVISO – ACQUA PARADISO MONZA 3:1
Treviso had the better of Monza 3-1 despite being without Horstink, injured. The game was filled with mistakes, especially from Monza which struggled in attack. Only Buti and Molteni reached the 50% mark.
TRENKWALDER MODENA – TONNO CALLIPO VIBO VALENTIA 3:0
Modena adds up to its winning streak by sweeping Vibo Valentia. Over 3000 fans witnessed an intense and tight game in which Modena’s composure and efficiency in the clutch time prevailed. The hosts could count on an outstanding Dennis (MVP with 24 points and 60% in attack) and a super Kooistra (15 points, 3 aces and 3 blocks).
PRISMA TARANTO – ESSE-TI CARILO LORETO 3:1
The key: Taranto built its triumph on the serve. Only four aces but a lot of half-point gathered on Cleber, Elia and Suxho’s turns. 25 mistakes too many for Loreto, while Taranto has four players in double figures.
MARMI LANZA VERONA – YOGA FORLI 3:1
Verona quickly put the disappointment of the Monza game behind as it celebrates a three-point victory over Forli. Impressive at the net with 16 blocks, it was also effective from the serve testimony the 6 aces. Dalla Lunga MVP.