06. 05. 2018

CAMPIONE D’ITALIA! Eruption of joy at PalaEvangelisti, Perugia win historical Scudetto (VIDEO)

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Sir Safety Conad Perugia won a hat-trick of men’s volleyball trophies in Italy this season!

 

The 2017/18 season will be forever engraved in memories of Sir Safety Conad Perugia fans. After clinching trophies in the national Supercup and cup, came the most valuable one – in the national championship SuperLega – also known as Scudetto! All three titles were first-ever for Perugia in each of the tournaments.

In a decisive Game 5 of the 2017/18 playoff finals, the top-seed Perugia swept No.2 and also defending champions Cucine Lube Civitanova by a 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 27-25), sealing the series by a 3-2.

Practically, Lube did not stand a chance in the match with the exception of the opening set, in which they had 18-15. Ivan Zaytsev closed the game with a hit that was blocked out of bounds, causing an unseen eruption of joy on the packed stands (4,291 fans) at PalaEvangelisti.

The Serbian Aleksandar Atanasijević, who was MVP of the finals, topped Perugia with 17 points. The Bulgarian Tsvetan Sokolov scored 18 points for Lube.

 

 

To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our ITA National Championship 2017/2018 / Male / Seniors page. 

 

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3 Comments about "CAMPIONE D’ITALIA! Eruption of joy at PalaEvangelisti, Perugia win historical Scudetto (VIDEO)"

07.05.2018 | 00:48 |   Lover [unregistered]

Atanasijević MVP!!!

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07.05.2018 | 13:26 |   former_player [unregistered]

Well deserved, Perugia is unstoppable this year. Third final and third title, they took this year from Lube.

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07.05.2018 | 14:19 |   suisse [unregistered]

Well that almost seemed planned. :) Lube was no match for the home team and the Perugia faithful and their prayers were answered . Congrats to Perugia for raising the level of Italian volleyball to a new level. Other clubs are going to follow your model and Mens Volleyball is on a rebirth in Italy.
For me, De Cecco was really the glue for the team and his leadership was demonstrated. His connection with Russell seems to be working itself out like the end of game 1 on the devestating bic. That needs to be run more. Podrascanin has been a lube killer and x factor. Zaytsev and Atanasijevic were entertaining but they need to bring that level and energy on the road more.
Congrats to the Perugia coach and president. Bravo!

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