Macerata in the cup:17 participation, 4 titles (2001, 2003, 2008, 2009)
Roma in the cup 4 participation: 1 title (A2 cup 2010)
Dragan Stankovic (Lube Banca Marche Macerata): “We’re coming off two consecutive defeats, this game against Roma represents therefore the best possible way to redeem ourselves. In order to beat Giani’s team, it will be fundamental to adopt a good attitude and try to impose our rhythm with our serve. We have already beaten Roma twice this season, but this doesn’t mean anything. This will be a whole new story. We’ll need to be at our best to make it in Rome and fight for the first important trophy of the season”.
Alberto Cisolla (M. Roma Volley): “The do-or-die games like that are always trips into the unknown, there are often surprises. We have to stay calm and composed, building a positive energy out of our win over Cuneo. Besides, Macerata is coming off two losses and they might lack a little confidence. Their main strength is the break, with the serve and block. We can’t afford to put our heads down if they inflict us a run of points”.