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Padova and Japanese star Ran Takahashi will be in action against Civitanova on Sunday (Photo: Pallavolo Padova)

Week 2 of the Italian men's league takes place this weekend with an opportunity for six teams to claim their first victories in the 2022/23 season.

Among those six teams are Valsa Group Modena, last year's play-offs semifinalists, who claimed just one point after falling away to Pallavolo Padova in five sets last week. Also claiming one point in the first round, Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza put on a good fight in front of their fans, but lost to WithU Verona in the tiebreaker.

The four teams looking for their first points on Saturday and Sunday are Emma Villas Aubay Siena, Gioiella Prisma Taranto, Allianz Milano, and Vero Volley Monza.

All matches this weekend will be available on Volleyball TV with commentary in English and Italian. The last match of the weekend between champions Cucine Lube Civitanova and Pallavolo Padova at 20:30 CEST on Sunday will also be available with Japanese commentary.

Matches on VBTW this weekend

Saturday, October 8 at 18.00 CET (Live on Volleyball TV - Commentary available in English and Italian)

Vero Volley Monza vs. Allianz Milano

Saturday, October 8 at 20.00 CET (Live on Volleyball TV - Commentary available in English and Italian)

WithU Verona vs. Itas Trentino

Sunday, October 9 at 16.00 CET (Live on Volleyball TV - Commentary available in English and Italian)

Top Volley Cisterna vs. Gioiella Prisma Taranto

Sunday, October 9 at 18.00 CET (Live on Volleyball TV - Commentary available in English and Italian)

Emma Villas Aubay Siena vs. Sir Safety Susa Perugia

Sunday, October 9 at 20.30 CET (Live on Volleyball TV - Commentary available in English and Italian)

Valsa Group Modena vs. Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza

Sunday, October 9 at 20.30 CET (Live on Volleyball TV - Commentary available in English, Italian and Japanese)

Cucine Lube Civitanova vs. Pallavolo Padova