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Yuasa Battery Grottazzolina earn historic SuperLega promotion (source:

Yuasa Battery Grottazzolina will play in the SuperLega Credem Banca for the first time in the club’s history. On Thursday, the team closed the Serie A2 playoff final series and earned the right to compete among Italy’s volleyball elite in the 2024-2025 season, replacing relegated Farmitalia Catania.

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Yuasa Battery swept the best-of-three final series against Emma Villas Siena, producing a 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-22) shutout at home on Sunday and a 3-1 (25-21, 19-25, 25-13, 25-19) away victory on Thursday. 29-year-old Danish opposite Rasmus Breuning Nielsen fired 24 points in each of the two matches, topping the scorers’ charts in both. The team’s second opposite, 27-year-old Bulgarian Aleksandar Mitkov, is the only other foreign player on the team’s roster.

The team from Grottazzolina headed the final Serie A2 regular season standings on a 21-5 win-loss record and 59 points, five points clear on top of the table. As regular season winners, they advanced directly to the semifinal playoffs. Their series against Consar Ravenna was pushed to a third-match decider, which they won after a five-set battle at home, 3-2 (25-20, 15-25, 25-23, 19-25, 15-10), to advance to the deciding playoff against Emma Villas.

Over 500 of the small city of Grottazzolina’s a little over three thousand inhabitants travelled to Siena on Thursday to witness and participate in the historic moment.

SuperLega Credem Banca 2023-2024 championship playoff – leg 4:
Apr 28, 18:00 local (16:00 UTC): Mint Vero Volley Monza v Sir Susa Vim Perugia

SuperLega Credem Banca 2023-2024 third place playoff – leg 4:
Apr 27, 20:30 local (18:30 UTC): Allianz Milan v Itas Trentino Trento

SuperLega Credem Banca 2023-2024 fifth place playoffs – final:
Apr 27, 18:00 local (16:00 UTC): Rana Verona v Cucine Lube Civitanova