The reigning champions will also have a chance to win the fifth consecutive trophy.
Well, for this game, Perugia had a much better opening, taking the first set 25-22. It was a sign for the home team that they have to wake up.
In the continuation of the game, we saw an amazing battle between these two sides. Fortunately for the home fans, Zeni Kazan won the next three sets with two points of difference each for a huge celebration of the crowd.
This is another blow for Perugia since they’ve been knocked out from the Champions League for the third time in a row after a game against the team from Kazan. Even signing the most dangerous player from Zenit Kazan didn’t help.
Maxim Mikhailov was the best scorer in the home team with 17 points, while Earvin Ngapeth added 14 and Matt Anderson 13. Artem Volvich ended the game with the perfect attacking percentage – 7/7.
Aleksandar Atanasijevic had 24 on the other side, Wilfredo Leon ended the game with 18.
Men’s CEV Champions League, semifinals:
Zenit Kazan – Perugia 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-23, 26-24), first game 3-2
Lube Civitanova – Skra 20:30 CET, first game 3-0
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