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CHN M: Playoff – Kovačević better than Price, Shanghai defeated champions

by WoV
source: sina.com.cn; Photo: volleychina.org

There were no surprising results in the first leg of both playoff semifinal matches of the Chinese championship.

Kovačević (Shanghai) spikes

Kovačević (Shanghai) spikes

The leader after regular part of the league, Shanghai, defeated current champion Beijing in a rerun of last season’s finals leaving it at nine points in fourth set – 3-1 (25-22, 29-31, 25-20, 25-9)!

The Serbian Nikola Kovačević stood out in the winning team with 18 points. He had a support in Dai Qingyao (17) and the Italian Cristian Savani (14).

In Beijing, only two players had double digits – the American William Price (20) and Hu Xizhao (10). Serbian Nemanja Jakovljević, Beijing’s reinforcement for the end of the season and playoffs, underperformed with only 3 points.

In the other semifinal clash, Shandong beat Jiangsu, also as a visitor and also in four sets, with partial 25-21, 25-17, 22-25, 25-18.

Ji Daoshuai led Shandong with 18, followed by Kou Zhichao (16) and Cui Xiaodong (12). Xia Jin collected 17 and Liu Xiangdong 15 points in Jiangsu.

Second legs are scheduled for Thursday, January 22.

Final Round / Semifinal 1 /

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
1st game 18. 01. 2015 16:00 Beijing Sport VB Association VS Shanghai Tangdynasty 1:3 22:25; 31:29; 20:25; 9:25    
2nd game 22. 01. 2015 19:00 Shanghai Tangdynasty VS Beijing Sport VB Association 0:0      

Final Round / Semifinal 2 /

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
1st game 18. 01. 2015 16:00 Jiangsu VS Shandong 1:3 21:25; 17:25; 25:22; 18:25    
2nd game 22. 01. 2015 19:00 Shandong VS Jiangsu 0:0      

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Li January 18, 2015 - 2:55 pm

When is final of China championship and when ?

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