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Allianz MTV STUTTGART - Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA (14 Mar 2023)



  • Allianz MTV STUTTGART and Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA have faced each other four times in the Champions League; 2018/19 quarter-finals and 2019/20 group stage. The Italian team won three and the Germans one.
  • Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA progressed in the only knockout tie between these sides. They won their quarter-finals 3-1 in Germany and 3-2 at home to book their spot in the last four.
  • Allianz MTV STUTTGART have played only one other Italian side in the Champions League. They lost at home to A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO 0-3 on 4 March 2020 in the quarter-finals before the league was suspended due to COVID-19.
  • Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA’s Champions League defeat against Allianz MTV STUTTGART on 27 November 2019 is their only loss in the competition against German opposition. They beat SC Potsdam 3-1 in both matches in this season’s group stage.


  • This is the fifth Champions League campaign for Allianz MTV STUTTGART. They reached the quarter-finals in 2018/19 and in 2019/20, which equalled the best result for a German women's team in the Champions League (USC MÜNSTER in 2000/01).
  • The only German side to win the predecessor to the Champions League was Traktor SCHWERIN which won the Champions Cup in 1977/78 (representing East Germany).
  • In both of Allianz MTV STUTTGART’s quarter-finals appearances they have met Italian opposition. They were defeated over two legs against Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA in 2018/19 and after one leg against A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO in 2019/20 (0-3 loss) before the league was suspended.
  • Allianz MTV STUTTGART topped Pool D in the group stage with 13 points, level on points with Fenerbahçe Opet ISTANBUL but progressing on a higher number of wins. They were the only group winners in this season’s group stage with less than 15 points.
  • Krystal Rivers (97) can reach 100 points in this season’s Champions League in this match. She needs 35 points to equal her tally from Allianz MTV STUTTGART’s previous Champions League campaign; 132 in 2021.
  • Maria Segura Palleres (41,25%) has the highest percentage in perfect receptions in this season's Champions League.

Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA

  • Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA won the Champions League in 2018/19. After topping their group they went on to beat Allianz MTV STUTTGART 5-1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals (3-1 away, 3-2 home).
  • Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA (4 wins, 4 matches) have a 100% record of winning their CEV Champions League quarter-finals matches. They can become the second Italian side to win five Champions League quarter-finals after A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO (6) who could add to their total this campaign.
  • Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA beat Fenerbahçe Opet ISTANBUL 6-2 on aggregate in their last quarter-finals tie in 2020/21 before they were defeated by A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO (6-0 on aggregate) in the semi-finals.
  • Stefano Lavarini coached Poland to the quarter-finals at the world championships in Netherlands and Poland last year. Lavarini’s team came up against Germany including Marie Schölzel in the group stage. Schölzel scored nine points in Germany’s 2-3 defeat.
  • Only one player has scored more points per set than Ebrar Karakurt (6.33) in this season's Champions League, Eczacibasi Dynavit ISTANBUL’s Tijana Boškovic (6.71). Karakurt has scored 133 points in six matches.
  • Karakurt was part of the VakifBank ISTANBUL team that won the Champions League in 2017/18.

“The quarterfinals will be a very tough job for us. But we will give our everything to make the dream come true.”

Marie Schölzel
Middle blocker of Allianz MTV STUTTGART

“It’s going to be a tough game between two equal teams. Despite struggling in the Italian league, Novara is a very good team, and we must respect them for who they are. But we also deserve to be respected. We are ready for a big and expectedly long fight."

Faruk Feray
Assitant Coach, of Allianz MTV STUTTGART

"We know that at this point, every team competing is a strong opponent, as we are talking about the best eight teams in Europe. We will need our best approach and aggressive play to achieve a good result. It's a two-legs game, but starting with a victory could be crucial to achieving a spot in the semis."

Ilaria Battistoni
Setter of Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA


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    Competitions Played
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  • Competition
  • 8
    Matches Played
  • 5
    Matches Won
  • 62%
    Win %
  • 17
    Sets Won
  • 663
    Points Won
  • 39%
    Attack %
  • 46%
    Reception %


Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 1992
  • Birth Place: Barcelona
  • Height: 183 cm
  • Birth Date: 1991
  • Birth Place: Forssa
  • Height: 165 cm
  • Birth Date: 1997
  • Birth Place: Dresden
  • Height: 176 cm
  • Birth Date: 1996
  • Birth Place: Roermond
  • Height: 185 cm
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 1997
  • Height: 190 cm
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 1998
  • Height: 192 cm
LEE Simone Alexandria
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 1996
  • Height: 186 cm
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 1993
  • Height: 186 cm
KOHN Hannah
  • Birth Date: 2003
  • Height: 179 cm
RIVERS Krystal
  • Birth Date: 1994
  • Birth Place: Alabama
  • Height: 180 cm
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 1996
  • Birth Place: Berkeley, CA
  • Height: 189 cm
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 2001
  • Height: 184 cm
HART Alexis
  • Birth Date: 1998
  • Height: 185 cm


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Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA prevail over Allianz MTV STUTTGART


Allianz MTV STUTTGART and Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA delivered a great show for the fans in the sold out SCHARRena, where more than 2200 fans of #CLVolleyW enjoyed the clash between the two teams.

The Italian side could emerge victorious at 3-1 after a real fight on the court. In what resulted in being their fifth meetup in Champions League, the players of Novara kept the positive balance on their count, becoming the Tuesday’s win the fourth one against Allianza MTV STUTTGART. 

The head coach of the home team, Tore Aleksandersen couldn’t lead his team in this game, as he missed the game due to illness. The  German side was led by Faruk Feray Džanković. 

Thanks to a great performance on the block, the home side could come back from a 4-point deficit and open the match in their favour (Marie Schoelzel with 4 blocks in this set). 

Improving a lot on the serving, Novara came back, winning the second set, which meant the start of the “cat-and-mouse game” between the teams. The intrigue was alive up until the very last moment of the fourth set, but eventually, the Italians showed mental strength and congratulated themselves with the win.

Overall, the game was a very balanced one, with the Novara team slightly outclassing their opponents on attacking and on the kill blocks (58 to 54 winning spikes, and 14 to 10 kill blocks). Both sides recorded three aces each, and let 18 errors affect their game. 

Kenia Carcaces became top scorer of the match (24pts.) and was chosen for MVP of the game. For Allianz MTV Stuttgart, Krystal Rivers finished with the highest number of points (20).

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“We were fighting a lot. We lost some energy in the second set and in the last set, the mistakes impacted a lot our result. I think that the fight is still on, and that we can challenge them in Novara.”

Maria Segura
player of Allianz MTV Stuttgart

“It was a hard match away, with all the travel and the amazing crowd here - the fans created a great atmosphere. In the first set, we have made too many mistakes and were nervous, but after that we managed to find our game. It is not over, there is still a match to play next week, so we hope we can keep it up the same way.”

Cristina Bosetti
Player of Igor Gorgonzola Novara

The match in numbers


The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.


The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.


Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.

Match Spikes

The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.

Reception Level

An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.

Net Domination

The number of successful point winning blocks of Allianz MTV STUTTGART compared to Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA.

Ace Count

Allianz MTV STUTTGART number of service aces compared to Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA

Error Difference

Errors leading to points of Allianz MTV STUTTGART, next to those from Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA