Trento, 28 February 2021

Play Off Scudetto, in the quarter-finals the match against Piacenza. Match 1 on 10th March

The second act of the preliminary round that precedes the quarter-finals of the Play Off Scudetto 2021, played over the weekend, defined two of the three pairings that were still missing to complete the quarter-final draw. Only Milan and Verona will have to play Match 3 (Saturday 6 March), while the away victories of Modena (Saturday in Ravenna), and Piacenza (in Padua) offered qualification to two of the three teams that had already won a week before Match 1.

The complete details of the results and program of the preliminary round that precedes the Play Off Scudetto 2021.

Leo Shoes Modena–Consar Ravenna 3-0 (31-29, 25-21, 25-21)
Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza–Kioene Padova 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-19, 32-30)
Allianz Milano–NBV Verona 3-1 (25-16, 25-19, 20-25, 32-30)

Consar Ravenna–Leo Shoes Modena 0-3 (22-25, 22-25, 25-27)
Kioene Padova–Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 1-3 (17-25, 20-25, 25-22, 20-25)
NBV Verona–Allianz Milano 3-1 (20-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-21)

Saturday 6th March, h. 8.30 pm: Allianz Milano-NBV Verona

The scoreboard of the quarter-finals of the Play Off Scudetto 2021 of SuperLega Credem Banca:
(1st) Sir Safety Conad Perugia – Allianz Milan / NBV Verona (8th  / 9th)
(4th) Vero Volley Monza – Callipo Callipo Tuna Calabria Vibo Valentia (5th)
(2th) Cucine Lube Civitanova - Leo Shoes Modena (7th)
(3rd ) Itas Trentino – Gas Sales Piacenza (6th)

The provisional dates of the matches that Itas Trentino will play in the quarter-finals of the 2021 Scudetto Play Offs:
Match 1: Wednesday 10 March, 8.30 pm (at BLM Group Arena)
Match 2: Sunday 14 March, 6 pm (at the PalaBanca in Piacenza)
Eventual Match 3: Sunday 21 March, 6 pm (at BLM Group Arena)

In the first round of the Scudetto Play Offs for Trentino Volley, the match with Piacenza is renewed, a team already faced in the post season four times: three in the Final (2008, 2009, 2013 editions) and one in the quarter-finals (2005 edition) . Whenever the two teams faced each other in the Play Offs, the tiebreaker match was always used to decree the name of the winner.
For the Via Trener Club, the one that will open on March 10 will be the eighteen participation in the Scudetto Play Offs in twenty-one total seasons of activity: in the first two seasons (2000/01 and 2001/02) it did not qualify, while in the last (2019/20) it was the Covid-19 emergency that prevented it from taking place. On the previous seventeen occasions, in twelve circumstances the Via Trener Club managed to pass the quarter-finals. If we exclude the bitter and very brief adventure of the 2014 edition, in every Play Off in which he took part, Trentino Volley has always won at least one match; in fourteen cases out of seventeen already in the first match.

This is the statistical detail of Trentino Volley in the matches already played against Piacenza:
Official matches played: 58 (32 in Trento, 25 in Piacenza, 1 in Bologna).
Victories: 40 (26 in Trento, 14 in Piacenza); 21 for 3-0, 10 for 3-1, 9 for 3-2.
Defeats: 18 (6 in PalaTrento, 11 in Piacenza, 1 in Bologna); 5 for 0-3, 7 for 1-3, 6 for 2-3.
Set: 139 won and 82 lost.
Background of Play Off final draw: 4
1. 2004/05 season - quarter-finals (Piacenza wins 3-2)
2. 2007/08 season - final (Trento wins 2-1)
3. 2008/09 season - final (Piacenza wins 3-2)
4. 2012/13 season - final (Trento wins 3-2)
Total matches in Scudetto Play Offs: 18, with nine victories for each team
In the 2020/21 season:
11 October 2020 - Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza-Itas Trentino 0-3 (22-25, 13-25, 21-25), match of the fourth day of the regular season;
20 December 2020 - Itas Trentino-Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-17) match of the fifteenth day of the regular season

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