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14. 05. 2018

F4 in Kazan: Mikhailov – „We once again proved that we are a team“

Source: sport-express.ru; Photo: cev.eu

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Maksim Mikhailov, the Most Valuable Player of the 2018 CEV Champions League, admitted many things did not work in the play of Zenit Kazan in the final against Cucine Lube Civitanova but emphasized the win was the most important thing.

 

On several occasions during the 2018 CEV Champions League final against Lube, Zenit Kazan were on their knees. Eventually, they managed to defend the title in the tournament while Maksim Mikhailov earned the MVP award.

„Today, we once again proved that we are a team. We continued to believe in success even when we were losing. Yes, today many things didn’t work, but the main indicator is victory,“ Zenit opposite stated.

He commented on the fact that he will no longer play alongside Wilfredo León, who moved to Sir Safety Conad Perugia.

„León is the best player in the world – it’s a fact. There’s no player like him. It was a great time, but now he goes his own way, and Zenit its own. That’s life,“ he added.

Final

Cucine Lube Civitanova (ITA) vs. Zenit Kazan (RUS) 2-3 (27-29, 25-18, 25-23, 23-25, 15-17)

The match for the bronze medal

Zaksa Kędzierzyn-Koźle (POL) vs. Sir Colussi Sicoma Perugia (ITA) 2-3 (25-17, 27-29, 25-19, 23-25, 7-15)

Semifinals

Zaksa Kędzierzyn-Koźle (POL) vs. Cucine Lube Civitanova (ITA) 1-3 (21-25, 25-22, 15-25, 18-25)

Sir Colussi Sicoma Perugia (ITA) vs. Zenit Kazan (RUS) 0-3 (22-25, 20-25, 20-25)

 

To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our CEV Volleyball Champions League 2017/2018 / Male / Seniors page.

 

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