Eczacıbaşı İstanbul from Turkey (Serbian Tijana Bošković 16 pts.) achieved another straight-set win over Bulgarian champions Maritza Plovdiv (Radosveta Teneva 10 pts.) while Polish Dąbrowa Górnicza (Czech Helena Horká 16 pts.) was even more persuasive in the second leg against Israeli representative Maccabi Haifa (Ukrainian Hanna Kyrychenko 14 pts.) 3-0 (3-1 in 1st leg).
French vice champions RC Cannes, led by Ukrainian Nadiia Kodola and Bulgarian Gergana Dimitrova (15 pts. each), easily eliminated Bosnian Jedinstvo Brčko in which Dijana Vasić scored 10 points (3-1).
Italian Liu Jo Nordmeccanica Modena relegated Slovenian Calcit Kamnik (3-0), while Serbian title holders Vizura Belgrade swept Estonian Kohila in second leg 3-0 (3-2 first leg).
Russian Dinamo Krasnodar barely eliminated Khimik Yuzhny from Ukraine (double 3-2 victory). Czech powerhouse Agel Prostějov lost at home to Békéscsabai 3-2 but only after winning first two sets which secured them third round.
The most drama was seen in Finland where the hosts HPK Hämeenlinna won 3-0 and leveled with Minchanka Minsk from Belarus (0-3 in 1st leg). Thus, the golden set had to decide and Hämeenlinna prevailed in it. Piia Korhonen had a good performance in the winning team with 15 points. Katsiaryna Silantsyeva had 12 in Minchanka.
MAIN PHASE / 2ND ROUND / 2ND LEG
|05.11.17:00||ECZACIBAŞI VITRA ISTANBUL ( W ) – MARITZA PLOVDIV ( W )||3:0||25:16||25:15||25:19|
|05.11.17:00||VK AGEL PROSTEJOV ( W ) – LINAMAR-BÉKÉSCSABAI RÖPLABDA SPORTEGYESÜLET ( W )||2:3||33:31||25:21||14:25||27:29||10:15|
|05.11.17:00||TAURON MKS DABROWA GORNICZA ( W ) – MACCABI XT HAIFA ( W ) HAIFA VC ( W ) / NEVE SHANAN HAIFA ( W )||3:0||25:21||25:19||25:20|
|05.11.18:00||HPK HÄMEENLINNA ( W ) – MINCHANKA MINSK ( W ) BELBUSINESSBANK MINSK ( W )||3:0||25:23||25:16||25:13|
|05.11.18:00||VIZURA BEOGRAD ( W ) – KOHILA VC/E-SERVICE ( W )||3:0||25:20||25:18||25:15|
|05.11.18:00||DINAMO KRASNODAR ( W ) – KHIMIK YUZHNY ( W )||3:2||12:25||29:27||25:14||23:25||15:5|
|05.11.20:30||LIU JO NORDMECCANICA MODENA ( W ) NORDMECCANICA PIACENZA ( W ) – CALCIT VOLLEYBALL LJUBLJANA ( W ) CALCIT VOLLEYBALL KAMNIK ( W )||3:1||25:18||23:25||25:20||25:13|
|05.11.20:40||RC CANNES ( W ) – ŽOK BIMAL-JEDINSTVO BRČKO ( W )||3:1||25:12||22:25||25:14||25:18|
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