Polish Jastrzębski made another sensational win in the 2020 Champions League, beating 6-time winners Zenit for the 2nd time in Pool C, securing a top spot and advancement to the quarterfinals: 3-1 (25-18, 30-28, 19-25, 25-23). Russian vice-champions now have a negative record (2-3) and just a theoretical chance of progressing to the Playoff! For this, they need to sweep Turkish Halkbank Ankara in the last round and hope that several other results will go into their favor in order to be among the top 3 best runners-up across all pools. Zenit missed converting 4 set points in the 2nd set, failing to tie the match at 1-1. Tomasz Fornal led Jastrzębski with 15 points, which was just as many points as the Frenchman Earvin Ngapeth delivered for Zenit. Artem Volvich added 5 kill blocks.
In the all-Russian duel in Pool B, Fakel Novy Urengoy took revenge on the national champions Kuzbass Kemerovo for a defeat in the opening round and leapfrogged them to claim the top spot. However, both sides have the chance to advance to the quarterfinals prior to the last round.
In the same pool, the victory of the German titleholders Berlin Recycling Volleys, that came after a comeback from 0-2 to 3-2, against Slovenian ACH Volley Ljubljana was only for the sake of prestige as both teams said goodbye to the Playoff earlier.
2020 CEV Men’s Volleyball Champions League, pool stage – Round 5 (today’s finished matches)
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‘Russian side needs miracle to go to quarterfinals’
They need what!? They just have to win a match with Halkbank at home, that’s all. It does not really look like a miracle… Warsaw will play against Perugia but since they struggle with injuries and now lose against Tours they are about to be out of the competition, same with Roeselare.
Perugia, Lube, Trentino , Zaksa, Jastrzebski Wegiel, Kemerovo, Fakel, Zenit,
If Roeselare will win a home game against Vojvodina, forget about Zenit in next stage of competition.
Yeah, you are right, my bad. They are indeed out already, won matches matter. I don’t see Roeselare losing to Vojvodina.