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CEV CL M: Berlin Recycling Volleys Triumph Over Sport Lisboa e Benfica in Pool C Clash

by WoV
source: CEV

In a second match of the CEV Champions League Pool C, the Berlin Recycling Volleys clinched victory against Sport Lisboa e Benfica. The game, played in Berlin, ended in a clean sweep with scores of 27-25, 25-19, and 25-21 in favor of the hosts.

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The opening set foreshadowed a challenging game for both teams, as they struggled to secure the necessary 25 points for a set win. However, Berlin demonstrated a slight superiority, particularly in blocking and serving, managing two aces against one from the Portuguese team.

Benfica, despite a robust start, faltered in the second set, failing to score beyond 20 points. The German team capitalized on this, continuing their strong defensive play with effective blocks and aces, maintaining their lead.

The third set saw Berlin persisting with their defensive strategy, which paid off as they closed the match in three straight sets. Marek Sotola, the top scorer of the match from Berlin Recycling Volleys, contributed an impressive 19 points, showcasing a 53% attack success, along with 2 block points and 1 ace. Timothée Carle also made a significant impact with 15 points, including a 60% attack rate and 3 block points. On the Benfica side, André Ryuma led with 15 points, achieving a 65% attack rate.

Marek Sotola’s outstanding performance, culminating in 19 points, earned him the MVP title of the match. The win solidifies Berlin Recycling Volleys’ position in Pool C, marking a significant achievement in the CEV Champions League.

Pool C

Berlin Recycling Volleys vs. Sport Lisboa e Benfica 3-0 (27-25, 25-19, 25-21)

Standings provided by Sofascore

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