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ACCH M: Paykan rule Asia – MVP Marouf & Co. go from 0-2 to 3-2 against Suntory to make 10,000 fans erupt with joy

by WoV

Paykan Tehran got crowned Asian Men’s Volleyball Club Championship winners for the 8th time so the dominance of Iranian teams in the continent has been prolonged to 7 years.

Paykan (Photo: asianvolleyball.net)

Hosts Paykan Tehran asserted their dominance over the 2022 Asian Men’s Club Championship with a thrilling 3-2 win over Japan’s Suntory Sunbirds in the final in front of over 10,000 fans at the Azadi Hall. The V.League champions fielded a strong squad in a bid to forget their 1-3 loss to the Iranians in the pool match, while the home side, the only unbeaten team in the competition en route to the decider, too had a strong lineup with superstars such as Marouf, Mousavi, Ngapeth, and Abdel-Aziz. In reality, it was a more hard-fought success than expected for Paykan given that Muserskiy and his teammates had managed to go ahead 2-0, also canceling a set point on 25-24 of the 2nd set. From the 3rd set, however, the level of play of the Tehran club increased and the Japanese were unable to prevent the comeback.

Dutch Nimir Abdel-Aziz led Paykan with 29 points. Russian Dmitriy Muserskiy was the top scorer in Suntory with 30 points. MVP award of the tournament went in the hands of a local idol Saeid Marouf.

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