Poland’s PGE Skra Bełchatów earned themselves a promotion to the quarter-finals of the 2022 CEV Men’s Volleyball Cup, managing to tame the rivals from Bulgaria, Neftohimik Burgas, easier than in the first leg.
Skra defeated Neftohimik at home and advanced to the quarter-finals of the CEV Volleyball Cup 2022 | Men, doing so while facing some problems, which weren’t too alarming though, in the second set. The Polish side sealed the promotion to the Top-8 with the 3-1 victory, wrecking rivals in those sets which they took. Let us remind you that Skra beat Neftohimik in the first match after the tie-break even though they went to Bulgaria with only 8 players. Skra was led today by the Dutch-Italian Dick Kooy (21 points). Damian Schulz served as many as 8 aces (!), while Karol Kłos set up 5 blocks. Robert Milczarek made 80% reception (10 digs, 30% excellent).
The Bełchatów side became the second team to secure a quarter-final slot. The first one was Kuzbass Kemerovo, but Russians reached so on the account of the withdrawal of France’s Montpellier HSC VB due to coronavirus problems.
CEV Volleyball Cup 2022 | Men – 1/8 finals (today’s matches):