Vladimir Nikolov (Copra Elior Piacenza): “We were a bit disappointed, the elimination from the league playoffs against Cuneo was hard to take in. We had lost by the minimum margin in every single set, that was not easy to put behind us. We did a good job to keep our heads up and take this victory. Because we want to be in Europe”.
Salvatore Rossini (Acqua Paradiso Monza Brianza): “We knew it was going to be a difficult game. Piacenza has players capable of making the difference at any time. The fact Monza will not exist next year did not influence us at all. We are professionals and we want to win to give our fans that dream of Europe”.
COPRA ELIOR PIACENZA: Marra (L), Kral 1, Papi 12, Zhekov 1, Nikolov 16, Massari, Kampa, Zlatanov 20, Holt 3, Tencati 2. DNP Sidibé, De Oliveira, Binaghi. Coach. Monti.
ACQUA PARADISO MONZA BRIANZA: Rossini (L), Zhukouski 3, Mckniff 3, Nikic, Molteni 9, Buti 1, Rooney 14, Gavotto 5, Shumov 4, Roumeliotis 3. DNP Ciabattini, Conte, De Cecco. Coach. Zanini.
SEMI-FINALS GAME 2
Sunday April 15 at 3.30pm
In Roma: M. Roma Volley – Sisley Belluno
Sunday April 15 at 6pm
In Monza: Acqua Paradiso Monza Brianza – Copra Elior Piacenza