11. 12. 2019

CL M: Major upsets of the round - Maaseik down Zenit Kazan, ACH Volley defeat Kuzbass

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The Belgian team Maaseik is having the best start in the CEV Champions League in their history, considering the names of the rivals in Pool C.


After beating Halkbank away in the first round, Maaseik have downed the Russian powerhouse Zenit Kazan after an unbeliavable comeback, from 0-2 to 3-2. 

We can say that it was a sensational performance by Maaseik, who managed to make a big comeback even though the Russian team had a 2-0 lead. Zenit were probably thinking that the match is over, however, after great display in the last three sets, the Belgian side has won the game and scored one of the most important wins in the recent history.

Jelte Maan was the best scorer in Maaseik with 20 points, while on the other side Maxim Mikhailov had 29 and Tsvetan Sokolov 25.

We saw one more upset tonight as ACH Volley Ljubljana downed Kuzbass Kemerevo in five sets as well. Bozidar Vucicevic had an absolute amazing game, scoring 36 points for the Slovenian side, while Yaroslav Podlesnyk had 21 points on the other side.

Also, Perugia, Fakel and Jastrzebski have scored 3-0 victories in tonight's matches against their rivals.

2020 Men’s Volleyball CEV Champions League, pool stage - Round 2


(December 12):

Jihostroj České Budějovice (CZE) - Cucine Lube Civitanova (ITA), 18:00 CET

Itas Trentino (ITA) - Fenerbahçe HDI Sigorta Istanbul (TUR), 20:30 CET


(December 11):

ACH Volley Ljubljana (SLO) - Kuzbass Kemerevo 3-2 (RUS) (25-23, 25-16, 25-27, 23-25, 19-17)

Fakel Novy Urengoy (RUS) - Berlin Recycling Volleys (GER) 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-17)


(December 11):

Jastrzębski Węgiel (POL) - Halkbank Ankara (TUR) 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-21)

VC Greenyard Maaseik (BEL) - Zenit Kazan (RUS) 3-2 (20-25, 18-25, 25-23, 25-22, 20-18)


(December 10):

Benfica Lisboa (POR) - Verva Warszawa Orlen Paliwa (POL) 3-1 (25-19, 25-17, 22-25, 25-21)

(December 11):

Tours VB (FRA) - Sir Sicoma Monini Perugia (ITA) 0-3 (30-32, 19-25, 18-25)


(December 10):

Knack Roeselare (BEL) - Zaksa Kędzierzyn-Koźle (POL) 0-3 (17-25, 19-25, 21-25)

Vojvodina NS Seme Novi Sad (SRB) - VFB Friedrichshafen (GER) 0-3 (20-25, 21-25, 20-25)




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