The Italian champs remained focused at all time to win over an opponent that had got rid of Belluno and Modena in the previous round.
MVP: Matey Kaziyski (75%, 3 blocks, 4 aces and a total of 19 points).
Osmany Juantorena (Itas Diatec Trentino): “It’s a great result, we felt a lot of pressure on at the start but we immediately played strong. Latina served well and managed to make it difficult for us at the beginning then we got better and got this first important point of the series”.
Carmelo Gitto (Andreoli Latina): “We lacked conviction and quality in the play. In the first set we did very well to keep it tight while we started off the second without energy, we let it go. We hanged on until halfway through in the third, then Trento created a gap and we couldn’t come back”.
ITAS DIATEC TRENTINO: Kaziyski 19, Birarelli 2, Della Lunga, Juantorena 15, Zygadlo, Vieira De Oliveira 1, Sokolov 4, Djuric 5, Colaci (L), Stokr 9, Bari (L). DNP Lanza, Burgsthaler.
ANDREOLI LATINA: Rivera Caamano 8, Gitto 9, Sottile 1, Jarosz 6, De Pandis (L), Guemart, Troy 6, Cester 7, Fragkos 11. DNP Pantaleon, Tailli, Galabinov, Diachkov.