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CEV CL M: Dramatic Comeback for ZAKSA, Ziraat Dominates to Win Pool A

by WoV

In an electrifying Pool A match of the CEV Champions League, Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle staged a remarkable comeback to defeat Knack Roeselare 3-2. The Polish team, after facing a 0-2 setback, turned the tables in a thrilling third set win (27-25), which sparked their comeback, eventually triumphing in the next two sets (25-16, 15-12). This victory secured them second place in Group A, propelling them into the playoffs for the quarterfinals.

Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn Koźle vs. Knack Roeselare – Photo: CEV

ZAKSA’s top performers included Bartosz Bednorz with an impressive 26 points, followed by Daniel Chitigoi and Łukasz Kaczmarek, contributing 17 and 16 points respectively. Bednorz’s exceptional play, combining 23 attacks, 1 ace, and 2 blocks, earned him the MVP title. On the other side, Knack Roeselare’s Seppe Rotty led the scoring with 31 points

In another Pool A clash, Ziraat Bank Ankara solidified their top spot with a straight-set victory (25-22, 25-17, 25-18) over Olympiacos Piraeus. Despite a spirited effort from Olympiacos, Ziraat Bank dominance was evident. Oreol Camejo led Ziraat Bank to victory, scoring a total of 12 points (10 spikes, 1 block, 1 ace) and earning the MVP title. This win marks Ziraat Bank Ankara’s complete dominance in the group stage, culminating in six wins and a direct entry to the CEV Champions League quarterfinals.

Pool A

  • Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle vs. Knack Roeselare 3-2 (22-25, 19-25, 27-25, 25-16, 15-12)
  • Ziraat Bank Ankara vs Olympiacos Piraeus 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-18)
Standings provided by Sofascore

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