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CEV CUP M: Arkas pull off stunning comeback in Germany, Modena demolish Ostrava

by WoV
source: cev.eu; Photo: cev.eu

Arkas İzmir pulled off a stunning comeback in the first leg of the 8th finals of the 2020 CEV Men’s Volleyball Cup.



In a duel of the teams that are currently 4th placed in their respective national championships, Turkish Arkas İzmir pulled off a stunning comeback in Germany from 0-2 to 3-2 against United Volleys Frankfurt. Adis Lagumdžija top-scored for Arkas with 23 points but through only 39% attack (16/41), while Yiğit Gülmezoğlu made 5 kill blocks. Serbia Milija Mrdak put down 23 points for United Volleys.

There was one more tie-breaker today. The surprising leaders of the Belgian championship, Lindemans Aalst, outplayed Croatian titleholders Mladost Zagreb. Favorites no.1 to win the competition, Leo Shoes Modena, demolished the Czech side VK Ostrava.

2020 CEV Men’s Volleyball Cup, 8th finals – 1st leg:

(January 28):

Lokomotiv Novosibirsk (RUS) – Draisma Dynamo Apeldoorn (NED) 3-0 (25-23, 27-25, 25-18)

GFC Ajaccio (FRA) – Mladost Brčko (BIH) 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-20)

(January 29):

Galatasaray HDI İstanbul (TUR) – C.S. Municipal Arcada Galați (ROU) 3-0 (26-24, 25-21, 25-20)

Barkom-Kazhany Lviv (UKR) – Hypo Tirol AlpenVolleys Hahcing (GER) 0-3 (25-27, 20-25, 18-25)

United Volleys Frankfurt (GER) – Arkas İzmir (TUR) 2-3 (25-21, 25-16, 18-25, 20-25, 12-15)

Mladost Zagreb (CRO) – Lindemans Aalst (BEL) 2-3 (25-23, 19-25, 25-19, 19-25, 13-15)

Leo Shoes Modena (ITA) – VK Ostrava (CZE) 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-16)

January 30:

OK Budva (MNE) – Zenit Saint Petersburg (RUS), 18:00 CET



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