The Mikasa Team Uniform project is ready to partecipate in the top European club competition, the 2019 Cev Champions League
From tomorrow we will follow closely three teams: Sir Colussi Sicoma Perugia, Igor Gorgonzola Novara and Imoco Volley Conegliano.
For all the teams the first goal are the quarter-finals, which can be reached by winning the pool made up of 4 teams or ranking among the three best second. An eventuality that everyone would like to avoid in order not to take unnecessary risks.
From the quarter the formula provides for the direct elimination with knock out home and away (plus any playoff golden set) up to the final, that will be played in a neutral venue with a single leg match.
In the Men's competition the Italian Champion of Sir Colussi Sicoma Perugia was included in the Pool E with the Russian formation of Dinamo Moscow, the Turks of the Arkas Izmir and the French of Tours VB. For De Cecco and his teammates, the Cev Champions League will begin tomorrow when they host Dinamo Moscow. The Block Devils aim to improve the second place obtained in 2017 and the bronze medal of 2018.
As already happened in the Italian Women's Championship, even for the Women's Cev Champions League the hopes of the Mikasa Team Uniform have doubled thanks to the Italian Champion of Imoco Volley Conegliano and to Igor Gorgonzola Novara, holder of the Italian Cup.
Tomorrow evening, Imoco Volley Conegliano will play its first home match against Scadicci. Captain Wolosz and c. will have to react to the bad luck that has deprived them of the contribution of Megan Easy. For the US spiker, waiting for the results of the exams, there is another serious injury that will keep her away for the rest of the season. Last year Imoco Volley proved to be stronger than adversity and will try to do the same this season. To win Pool D, Wolosz and teammates will have to overcome Scandicci's resistance, SSC Palmberg Schwerin and LKS Commercecon Lodz.
24 hours later, at the PalaIgor, it will be the turn of Igor Gorgonzola Novara. First opponents of the season will be the Polish Budowlani Lodz able to grab the qualification in the last round of the preliminaries. Completing the group are the French of the RC Cannes of the ex Signorile and the Belarusian Minchanka Minsk.
The supreme and unquestionable referee of every action will be the Mikasa MVA200CEV ball, with the unmistakable yellow-green panels.
The Cev Champions League will be broadcast in Italy by the DAZN broadcaster (available in streaming and through a special app also on many smart-tv).