MARMI LANZA VERONA – ITAS DIATEC TRENTINO 1-3 (14-25, 25-21, 18-25, 23-25)
MARMI LANZA VERONA: Popp 4, Kosmina, Ter Horst 5, Calderan, Meoni 1, Smerilli (L), Patriarca 8, Zingel 11, Casarin 1, Kromm 15, Gasparini 19. DNP Postiglioni. Coach. Bagnoli.
ITAS DIATEC TRENTINO: Birarelli 5, Della Lunga, Juantorena 18, Zygadlo 1, Lanza 8, Sokolov 1, Djuric 9, Colaci (L), Stokr 27, Bari (L), Burgsthaler 1. DNP Kaziyski, Vieira De Oliveira, Brinkman. Coach. Stoytchev.
Stefano Patriarca (Marmi Lanza Verona): “We have been courageous, we tried our best in every single point and we have been close from snatching a point against a team full of stars”
Radostin Stoytchev (Coach Itas DiatecTrentino): “We really wanted to do well, first of all for the fans that came in numbers to the PalaOlimpia arena despite the fact this would not change anything for our league position, and then to make sure the fight to stay up would be fair. I can only be satisfied with this four-set victory, we played good volleyball with another new line-up, which we had not tried much in training. We did well in the difficult situations, we showed character and determination when things got complicated. I have to praise Lanza, he handled very well some difficult plays and did great in reception, even though Verona served a lot on him”.