#Superlega: Marathon at tie break in the postponement of the round 19. Milano wins against Sora.
Revivre Axopower Milano – Globo Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora 3-2 (21:25, 16:25, 25:15, 25:18, 15:12)
Revivre Axopower Milano: Sbertoli 2, Clevenot 20, Kozamernik 6, Abdel-Aziz 21, Maar 19, Piano 8, Hoffer (L), Pesaresi (L), Hirsch 4, Bossi 0, Izzo 0, Basic 3. N.E. Gironi. Coach. Giani.
Globo Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora: Kedzierski 4, De Barros Ferreira 13, Caneschi 10, Petkovic 27, Fey 9, Di Martino 3, Mauti (L), Bonami (L), Marrazzo 0, Nielsen 0, Bermudez 0, Esposito 0, Rawiak 0. N.E. Farina. Coach. Barbiero.
It is Revivre Axopower Milano to win the postponement of the Round 19 (sixth round of second-leg) of italian Superlega Credem Banca against Globo Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora.
It was a very intensive match, that saw the guests initially take the 2-0 advantage, but the hosts were able to find the strength for the winning comeback closed after a battle lasted five sets.
In details, Giani confirms the standard starting-six with Sbertoli as setter diagonally with Nimir, the spikers are Clevenot and Maar, middleblockers Piano and Kozamernik with Libero Pesaresi, and Sora answers with Kedzierski – Petkovic, middleblockers are are Caneschi and Di Martino, with Fey and Joao Rafael spikers, and Bonami libero.
Very balanced start of the match: Petkovic had a really good start in attack. With Sbertoli’s winning block is +3 Milano (12-9), and the same Sbertoli finds the first ace of the match: 14-11. However Sora takes advantage of Maar’s error and finds a draw with Petkovic: 15-15. The decisive extension of Sora finds the final ace of the same Petkovic: 21-25.
Great performance of Sora in the second set: Giani tries the change with Basic in place of Maar and Hirsch in place of Nimir.
Barbiero’s team takes advantage of the mistakes of the hosts and there is no story in the set: with an excellent Petkovic, Kedierski’s ace and the winning block over Hirsch, Sora closes the partial 16-25.
The blow immediately wakes Milano, and It seems that someone turned off the light in Sora. Milano is the undisputed ruler of the third set: Nimir, Clevenot and Kozamernik lead their team until 25-15.
The match does not stop giving a show also on the fourth set: very balanced start, and Sora finds the advantage break with the block over Maar for 7-8, but Milano’s response is immediate with Nimir’s ace on 11-9.
Nimir is unstoppable and places another three aces, until 14-9. Clevenot put the diagonal of 16-11 and Kozamernik which prints the 18-12 block brings Milano to the tie break (25-18).
Tie break is really a battle, and Milano with Clevenot, MVP of the match and in front of the national coach French Laurent Tillie, present in the stands, closes 15-12.
The 27 points of Petkovic and the 12 winning blocks of the match are not enough for Sora, which played however and excellent match.
In Milano Clevenot with 20 points, Maar with 19 points and Nimir 21 give to the hosts 2 points in the standings.
Italian Superlega, Round 19
Bcc Castellana Grotte – Consar Ravenna 1-3 (25:20, 18:25, 28:30, 19:25)
Kioene Padova – Azimut Leo Shoes Modena 2-3 (35:33, 23:25, 16:25, 25:23, 20:22)
Top Volley Latina – Itas Trentino 0-3 (18:25, 15:25, 19:25)
Cucine Lube Civitanova – Vero Volley Monza 3-0 (25:21, 25:16, 25:18)
Sir Safety Conad Perugia – Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia 3-0 (25:17, 25:20, 25:20)
Calzedonia Verona – Emma Villas Siena 3-1 (25:22, 25:20, 22:25, 25:22)
Sir Safety Conad Perugia 48
Itas Trentino 47
Cucine Lube Civitanova 44
Azimut Leo Shoes Modena 42
Revivre Axopower Milano 36
Calzedonia Verona 32
Kioene Padova 27
Vero Volley Monza 24
Consar Ravenna 23
Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia 19
Top Volley Latina 18
Globo Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora 16
Emma Villas Siena 11
BCC Castellana Grotte 6.
Saturday February, 2
Consar Ravenna – Calzedonia Verona
Emma Villas Siena – Kioene Padova
Sunday February, 3
Azimut Leo Shoes Modena – Sir Safety Conad Perugia
Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora – Cucine Lube Civitanova
Vero Volley Monza – Revivre Axopower Milano
Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia – Top Volley
Itas Trentino – BCC Castellana Grotte