Fenerbahce downed Cannes 3-0 (28-26, 25-21, 25-22) and Jastrzebski Wegiel defeated Hebar 3-0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-14) to open the Champions League 2021/2022 campaign.
In a match that lasted 91 minutes, the players around head coach Daniele Castellani were more precise in the deciding moments, and finishing with as many as 44 winning spikes compared to 35 for AS Cannes Dragons, proved better in this component. The guests, on the other hand, were more successful on the blocking (10 to eight).
The French star Yacine Louati grabbed the MVP award, finishing with as many as 20 points to his name (two blocks and two aces).
Jastrzebski Wegiel outclassed in three sets the #CLVolleyM rookies from Hebar Pazardzhik. The Polish team dominated on all counts, but it was their excellent game on the blocking (12 compared to one by Hebar) and at the service line (nine aces to only one by their opponents) that helped them seize the victory in less than an hour.
Jurij Gladyr of the winning team, with 13 points to his name, and 88% efficiency in attack, was named MVP of the game.