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IRN M: PLAYOFF STARTED – Ebadipour unstoppable in Urmia’s win, Paykan barely survive scare

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source: Author: Rahim Rahimzadeh; Photo: urmia-volley.ir

The playoff of Iran’s Super League started with all favorites achieving relatively smooth wins except for Paykan, who struggled in their quarter-final clash.



Top-seeded Bank Sarmayeh hosted eighth-seeded Arman Varzesh Ardakan, who showed a good performance at the beginning of Set 1, but from middle of and until end of the game they left control to favorites 3-0 (25-22, 25-12, 25-19).

Paykan, who claimed second place on the table in regular stage, confronted Matin Varamin in Tehran and needed as much as 2 hours and 40 minutes to down the guests in tie-break 3-2 (27-29, 25-15, 25-21, 25-21, 18 -16).

Third-seeded Shahrdari Urmia defeated Saipa in front of 5,000 fans in own „Ghadir hall“ having to invest huge effort to prevail motivated visitors 3-1 (28-26, 25-15, 25-27, 25-16). Milad Ebadipour from home team got 22 points while Mojtaba Shaban from Saipa scored 19 points.

Home team of Samen Al Hojaj (fourth in regular stage) smashed fifth-seeded Shahrdari Tabriz at home court in Mashhad, in front of 2, 500 supporters 3-1 (26-24, 26 -24, 22-25, 25-23).

Second leg of each playoff quarter-final is scheduled for Fenruary 17 with two wins securing semi-final spot.


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