Macerata flew to a 3-0 advantage in the tie-break but Cuneo tied it at 7.
Macerata regained a two-point advantage and at 14 all it seemed over.
Instead, Cuneo saved three match points.
But a Mastrangelo mistake on the serve and a Travica block on Wijsmans sent everyone to a Golden Set.
Macerata took a 3-1 then 6-4 lead. Vesely would get Cuneo level at 8-8 but Kovar and Omrcen sent the guests back two ahead.
Cuneo fought back again, 11-11, until Omrcen did more damage (11-13).
Cuneo had not said its last word as a Savani block meant it was all square at 13.
Savani obtained a match point for Macerata but Omrcen served out, 14-14.
The second qualification point came on a Mastrangelo serve out.
A Savani ace sent Macerata in the next round.
BRE BANCA LANNUTTI CUNEO : Mastrangelo 8, Henno (L), Ngapeth 15, Wijsmans 12, Vissotto Neves 21, Grbic, Caceres Gomez 5, Vesely 7, Pieri, Baranowicz 3. DNP Fortunato, Patriarca. Coach. Placì.
LUBE BANCA MARCHE MACERATA : De Moraes Lampariello, Pajenk, Savani 13, Exiga (L), Parodi 8, Stankovic 10, Kovar 6, Monopoli, Travica 5, Omrcen 28, Podrascanin 10. DNP Van Walle. Coach. Giuliani.
2012 Champions League – Playoffs 6 first leg
Between 21 and 23 February
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