on February 26 the leader of the Superleague Novosibirsk “the locomotive” on the platform dealt with the Belgian “Lindemans” from the Flemish town of Aalst – 3:0 (27:25, 25:16, 25:16). A day earlier, the St. Petersburg “Zenith” led the Finnish national team coach of Russia Tuomas of Sammelvuo, in Germany five sets fought with Tirol and in the end succeeded – 3:2 (25:20, 25:22, 23:25, 23:25, 15:11). The return matches will be held next week, March 3-4.
Tyrol – Federal state of Austria, and the club with the same name is a German volleyball Union. Seems strange, unless you know that a few years ago, “Hypo Tirol” Innsbruck, not just competing in the Champions League, partly merged with the “Unterhaching”. The first professional team of the club is now fighting in the German Bundesliga 1 and reservists, youth and children’s groups are still in the championship of Austria. For the “Tyrol” in his latest status of have already played in Novosibirsk the pupil of Cyril Klets, in the last season debuted in our team.
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In Sochi Sammelvuo met with his former ward for team Finland Tommy Siirila. Set the tone in the team for others. Two of Jerome, a canadian Cross and the Frenchman Clair scored on a pair of 38 points. Zenit have the most efficient steel Georg Graser (22) and Oreol Camejo (19).
Groser first played on German soil after the announcement of the completion of a career in Germany. The audience greeted him warmly. “We had a powerful story of the match, said Groser. – Took the first two sets, then stopped playing, and it was more from the head. By the fifth instalment has remained calm, didn’t panic, managed to win. I liked how the audience behaved, onbstanovka in the stands was fascinating”.
“locomotive” and “Zenith” are in the same half of the tournament and, most likely, will play each other in the semifinals. Two more pairs passing stage: the Turkish “Galatasaray” and “Arkas”, the French “Ajaccio” and the Italian “Modena”.
Russian team has five times won the CEV Cup. Twice scored Belgorod Belogorye (2009, 2018) and the capital “Dynamo” (2012, 2015), in 2007 16-year-old (!) the hegemony of the Italian clubs broke Novy Urengoy Fakel. Last season scored Trento (Italy) who plays in the Champions League.