Russell replaced Cebulj and was named MVP of the match despite only playing three sets. There's a rotation trend going on at Trento with either Kovacevic, Cebulj and Russell starting for two games while one of them sits on the bench. The basic idea is Russell and Kovacevic will probably start during the most important games but considering Milano's injury situation, Lorenzetti went with Cebulj and Kovacevic. There's also some rhythm issues between Giannelli and his left side attackers. It's probably mostly due to Trentino's rotated spikers every match. Last season, there's no such problems like this but because Cebulj is a stronger option than van Garderen, Lorenzetti is more confident resting Kovacevic and Russell so the rhythm issues should hopefully sort themselves out as time passes.
Clevenot started once again as a pseudo-MB but the reception crumbled when Trento strategically found and serve the holes of their reception line between zones 1 and 2 which Milano couldn't pass. Nimir had to pass one of the surprise serves which he also brilliantly killed as a point but his ankle injury prevented Milano from waging a come back. Set 4 should have been a blow out with but Trentino is so complacent that they managed to let Milano almost equalize after a wide lead they garnered while Nimir is out for the majority of the fourth set.