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#Superlega: Perugia joins Lube to finals!

Injury of Bednorz destroy Modena’s dream and Perugia go to its 3rd playoff finals in 4 seasons!
Boosted by the huge support of the crowd at a Palabarton totally sold out, the reigning Italian champions and also the top seed Sir Safety Conad Perugia bluffs Azimut Leo Shoes Modena, fourth in the standongs, in five intense sets in Game 5 to reach the 2018/19 SuperLega Credem Banca playoff finals.
Perugia remained without the usual contribution of Wilfredo León for nearly three whole sets, being down 0-1 and 1-2, and even 17:23 in the second set. However, Bartosz Bednorz suffered a right ankle injury in the second set, that disturbed the performance of Modena a lot.
León finished the top scorer for Perugia with 22 points (3 aces), while Ivan Zaytsev scored 21, including 3 a aces, on the other side.
The series of the playoff finals between Perugia and Civitanova (which defeated Trento in game 4) starts on May 1.

2018/19 SuperLega Credem Banca playoff semifinals
Game 5:

Sir Safety Conad Perugia (1) – Azimut Leo Shoes Modena (5) 3-2 (19:25, 27:25, 23:25, 25:20, 15:8)
Sir Safety Conad Perugia: De Cecco 3, Lanza 10, Podrascanin 9, Atanasijevic 21, Leon Venero 22, Ricci 9, Della Lunga (L), Colaci (L), Piccinelli 0, Seif 0, Galassi 0, Hoag 3. N.E. Berger, Hoogendoorn. Coach. Bernardi.
Azimut Leo Shoes Modena: Christenson 4, Tillie 10, Mazzone 10, Zaytsev 21, Bednorz 10, Holt 12, Benvenuti (L), Rossini (L), Pierotti 0, Keemink 0, Urnaut 6, Kaliberda 3, Pinali 0. N.E. Anzani. Coach. Velasco.

MVP: Aleksandar Atanasijevic (Sir Safety Conad Perugia)

FINALS PROGRAM:
GAME 1 May, 1
Sir Safety Conad Perugia – Cucine Lube Civitanova

GAME 2 May, 5
Cucine Lube Civitanova – Sir Safety Conad Perugia

GAME 3 May, 8
Sir Safety Conad Perugia – Cucine Lube Civitanova

Eventual Game 4 May, 11
Cucine Lube Civitanova – Sir Safety Conad Perugia

Eventual Game 5 May, 14
Sir Safety Conad Perugia – Cucine Lube Civitanova

Photos: Sir Safety Perugia, Legavolley
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