Objective: to confirm and close the first round among the top four positions of SuperLega Credem Banca 2022/2023. WithU Verona has set itself these two imperatives and the home success against Siena last week has provided positive signals in view of the next match, which will have a high level of difficulty. On Saturday afternoon, coach Stoytchev’s team will take to the field of Top Volley Cisterna, protagonist up to now of a season above expectations and capable of snatching points from great opponents. The premises are good for a very interesting comparison to emerge.

Founded in 1972, the Lazio club reached the Olympus of Italian volleyball at the beginning of the new millennium, when it won promotion to Serie A1 in 2001. In the following twenty years, the team managed to consolidate itself in the top category and the 2008 relegation represented a parenthesis, given that the victory of the A2 playoffs at the end of the following season allowed it to return to the “greats”. 2009 also coincided with the conquest of the first and so far, only trophy, namely the Serie A2 Italian Cup. In 2012 and 2015, Top Volley reached the semi-finals of the Scudetto, while between 2013 and 2014 it came close to two international triumphs, first losing the CEV Cup final and then the Challenge Cup final. The start of the championship for coach Fabio Soli’s training was exciting and after the first three days they found themselves with full points together with the battleship Perugia.

In the following seven outings, continuity failed, so much so that he made up for six defeats and only one success (against the reigning champions Lube). In this first part of the season, Top Volley recorded a positivity in attack equal to 47.3%, totaling 83 blocks and 38 winning services. However, he encountered some difficulties in the reception phase, with 19.3% being perfect. The top scorer of the Lazio team is Petar Dirlic, capable of putting down 183 points (the fifth best of the entire tournament) with an average of 4.95 per set. The player, on the other hand, who blocked his opponents several times with blocks is the central defender Andrea Rossi (15).


584 total points; 209 break points 847 batting average, 38 aces, 113 errors, 1.03 aces per set 667 receptions, 74 errors, 315 bad, 129 perfect, 19.3% perfect 978 attacks, 63 errors, 62 blocks, 463 winners, 47.3% winning attacks 83 walls; 2.24 walls per set