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CEV CL M: ZAKSA Triumphs Over Halkbank in a Nail-Biting Champions League Playoff

by WoV

In an exhilarating first playoff match for the Men’s Volleyball Champions League, Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle clinched a hard-fought victory against Halkbank Ankara, with a final scoreline of 3-2. The game was a rollercoaster of emotions, featuring significant turnarounds in the second set for ZAKSA and the fourth for Halkbank. A peculiar incident occurred during the tie-break, as referees faced a challenging time determining the set’s score, causing a prolonged delay. Ultimately, ZAKSA led 8-6 at the side change.

Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn Koźle vs. Halkbank Ankara – Photo: CEV

Łukasz Kaczmarek emerged as the top scorer and MVP for ZAKSA, showcasing an impressive 57% efficiency in attack, alongside 3 aces. He tallied 23 points, closely followed by teammate Bartosz Bednorz with 21 points. For Halkbank, Earvin N’Gapeth matched Bednorz’s score, while Nimir Abdel-Aziz contributed 15 points.

This gripping encounter sets the stage for the rematch on February 7th. The victor will advance to face Cucine Lube Civitanova in the quarterfinals.

CEV Champions League M – Play Off 

Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle vs. Halkbank Ankara 3-2 (21-25, 25-22, 25-21, 16-25, 15-12)

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