02. 11. 2019

RUS M: Even without 2 starters, Fakel sweep Zenit-Kazan; Poletaev pushes Kuzbass over Zenit St. Petersburg

Source: volleyservice.ru; Photo: Роман Кручинин/zenit-kazan.com

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Fakel stunned mighty Zenit-Kazan on the road in Round 3 of the 2019/20 Russian Men’s Volleyball Championship!

 

Despite playing without two starters (Igor Kolodinskiy and Dmitriy Volkov, of which the latter is a regular Russia National Team member) due to injuries, Fakel inflicted first defeat to Zenit-Kazan in the 2019/20 Superliga Parimatch regular season. And they did it in front of the rival’s fans: 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 26-24). Zenit-Kazan, who are commanded by Vladimir Alekno’s assistant Aleksey Verbov since the beginning of the season, showed their vulnerability already in the first match of the season. Today, their main attacking weapon Earvin Ngapeth underperformed (1/10 attack in the first set), making only 10 points in the entire match. Zenit-Kazan even squandered 24-21 in the third set – Fakel launched 5-0 run and closed the match into their favor. Hungarian opposite hitter Krisztián Pádár top-scored for the visitors with 19 points.

In a derby of this round, the champions Kuzbass prevailed over Zenit Saint-Petersburg in the tie-break despite 18 kill blocks from the rivals. Viktor Poletaev led the way of the Kemerovo team to a win with 25 points. German bomber Georg Grozer scored one point less than Poletaev for the losing side, while Ivan Iakovlev set up as many as 7 kill blocks.

Dinamo Moscow and Lokomotiv occupy the top two spots in the charts with 3-0 each. The team from the country’s capital downed Gazprom-Yugra with 25 points from Romanas Shkulyavichus, while the Novosibirsk side swept Yugra-Samotlor thanks to 14 points, of which 8 came from the block, by Dmitriy Shcherbinin.

2019/20 Superliga Parimatch regular season – Round 3

November 2:

Enisey – Ural 0:3 (22-25, 36-38, 20-25)

Kuzbass - Zenit Saint-Petersburg 3-2 (20-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-20, 15-12)

Lokomotiv - Yugra-Samotlor 3-0 (25-19, 26-24, 25-12)

Gazprom-Yugra - Dinamo Moscow 1-3 (25-21, 23-25, 19-25, 23-25)

ASK – Belogorie 1-3 (25-17, 20-25, 23-25, 32-34)

Zenit-Kazan – Fakel 0-3 (23-25, 23-25, 24-26)

Standings

 

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