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CHALLENGE CUP M: After 10 years, Panathinaikos qualify to Top 8 in one of European cups

by WoV
source: www-old.cev.eu

Greece’s Panathinaikos AC Athens have qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2022 CEV Men’s Volleyball Challenge Cup, achieving the best result on the international scene in the last decade.

Panathinaikos (Photo: www-old.cev.eu)

After 10 years, since they successfully overcame the group stage of the CEV Champions League 2010-2011, Panathinaikos AC Athens secured the qualification to the Top-8 in one of the European cups. In the rematch of the Round of 16 of the CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup 2022 | Men, the team commanded by Dimitrios Andreopoulos beat Ukraine’s Epicentr-Podolyany Horodok 3-2 and eliminated the rivals from the tier-3 competition in the continent. After 3-1 in the first leg, Panathinaikos needed to take only 2 sets today so after they got 2-0 it was all over. Charalampos Andreopoulos top-scored ‘The Greens’ with 15 points, while Athanasios Protopsaltis served 5 aces.

Panathinaikos is now the third side to secure a berth in the quarter-finals after Turkey’s Halkbank Ankara (their Austrian rivals Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel withdrew) and Estonia’s Tallinn Technical University (eliminated the Swiss Volley Schönenwerd in the Golden Set a week ago).

CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup 2022 | Men – 1/8 finals (today’s matches):

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