Paola Egonu in hunt for Champions semifinal.

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Paola Egonu in hunt for Champions semifinal

The CEV Champions League 2024 is back for Allianz Vero Volleyball Milano, ready to play, Thursday, Feb. 29, at 8 p.m. (live DAZN), on the Allianz Cloud court against LKS Commercecon Lodz for the quarterfinal return match of the top continental club competition. After a five-set victory in the championship at Pala Bus Company against Pinerolo, Orro and her teammates arrive at the European appointment with the desire to continue in the positive trend.

The Consortium&#39s first women&#39s team, in its third season in a row in the Champions League, è a step away from improving on last season&#39s path interrupted right at the quarterfinals at the hands of the Turkish VakifBank Istanbul. To do so, Milan will have to forget the result of the first leg, which saw them prevail over the Poles 1-3, continuing to express its best volleyball, pushing hard on serve and with a solid wall-defense correlation, useful to facilitate the break phase.

Whoever passes the round, faces the winner of Stuttgart vs. Fenerbahce, with the Germans getting the better of the Turkish favorites 3-2 in the first leg.

 "A match in which we will have to put great attention and lucidity from start to finish,” coach Marco Gaspari stressed to the club official channels.  It is true that we won a very positive result in the first leg, but tomorrow we still have to think about winning the match and not stop to think that only two sets are enough. In Poland we showed that when we were focused, attentive and disciplined we immediately steered the course of the match on the right tracks. We must not suffer their aggressiveness in batting; there are all the elements to do well, but we must keep our concentration high. Reaching the Champions semifinals would be a first for us and we are very much looking forward to it".

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