WithU Verona’s journey in the 5th place Play Off group has begun in the best possible way, with the clear victory against Volleyball Padova. A success packaged in just three sets, which highlighted the superiority of coach Stoytchev’s boys, who intend to play a leading role in this tournament which is giving away access to the CEV Challenge Cup. At the end of the first day, the Scala are in the lead of the standings, followed by Monza with 2 points and Modena (1), with Perugia observing the rest session.
The Juventus formation, surprisingly excluded from the race for the title, is the next opponent of Spirito and his companions, who will descend on the PalaBarton taraflex on Saturday evening at 19.30. After the day off granted by the staff, the group led by Raphael met this morning at the arena to carry out the usual unloading session to dispose of the fatigue of the match against the Paduans, before returning to the playing field in the afternoon to begin preparation technique to the challenge. There are also two double training sessions tomorrow and Wednesday, while starting from Thursday at work in the gym, the study session of Anastasi’s team will also be added. Finally, the departure for the Umbrian capital is scheduled for Friday afternoon.
“It was important for us to get the victory in the first race of this phase, it’s good for morale and to better face the next commitments”. This is Coach Stoytchev’s comment at the end of the Veneto derby. “This group for 5th place is practically on the same level as the Scudetto semi-finals – continued the coach from Verona – This is very stimulating because strong teams face each other. Perugia? She’s lost her goals, so she plays more freely and she’ll be the one we all know again.”