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LIVE from Krakow: Stunning comeback of Zenit to retain the crown!

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Zenit Kazan are staying at the throne! Vladimir Alekno’s side has managed to make stunning comeback and to retain the title in the CEV Champions League: Zenit – Trentino 3-2 (23-25; 22-25; 25-17; 27-25; 15-13).

Zenit Kazan

Zenit Kazan

Obviosly, there is no team in Europe that can stop the team from Kazan. Even though they were trailing by 2-0, Zenit managed to raise from the bottom and to defeat the Italian side for the fourth crown of the CEV Champions League in their history.

In the first two sets, the Italian side dominated and deserve 2-0 lead. But, afterwards, Trentino felt the power of the Russian team and couldn’t do anything to stop the unbelievable trio – Leon, Mikhailov and Anderson!

Top scorers: Leon 27, Mikhailov 22, Anderson 13 – Djuric 17, Urnaut 15, Antonov 13, Van de Voorde 10

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15:13 – LEEEOOOOOON! Zenit Kazan are the champions of the Europe again!

14:13 – Mikhailov makes serve error as well. Zenit will have another match point

14:12 – Service mistake by Antonov…

13:12 – Leon had counter attack but Antonov blocked him

13:11 – Bratoev with another serve mistake

12:11 – Anderson makes mistakes… 

12:10 – Maxim Mikhailov uses counter attack! Salparov sets good ball

11:10 – Leon with a strong spike again

10:9 – Great block by Anderson!

9:9 – Ashchev finds the way through Trentino’s defense

8:9 – Kobzar with a service mistake

8:8 – Anderson ties the score

7:8 – Giannelli tricks Zenit’s defense again

7:7 – Zenit block Djuric again

6:7 – Leon is angry!

5:7 – Van de Voorde keeps Trentino two-point lead

4:6 – Giannelli stops Leon

4:5 – Giannelli with a great reaction

4:4 – Another mistake from the service line

3:4 – Urnaut scores important point

3:3 – LEEEEON! Brutal pipe by the Cuban star

2:2 – Urnaut makes mistake 

5TH SET

Leon

Leon

27:25 – Both teams are entering the tie-break! Zenit have managed to tie the score in sets 2-2

26:25 – Mikhailov creates new set point for his team

25:25 – Big serve mistake on the other side

25:24 – Bratoev makes service errror

24:24 – Great block by the Italian team. All tied

24:23 – Trentino saves the first set point

24:22 – After the mistake of Antonov, Zenit have two points of advantage

23:22 – Butko spikes and scores. Zenit leads

22:22 – Leon is unstoppable. Even Antonov laughs…

21:22 – Antonov! Trentino have the lead. 

21:21 – Mazzone scores an ace!

21:20 – Antonov keeps Trentino in race

21:19 – Leeeeeeooon! There is no way to stop this bomb

20:19 – One point of advantatge for Zenit

19:19 – After stunning serve of Urnaut, Antonov ties the score

19:18 – Antonov decreases the result

19:17 – Mikhailov makes mistakes from the service line

19:16 – Leon spikes over the block of the rival

18:15 – Mikhailov destroys the floor

17:15 – Urnaut keeps hopes of the Italian team

17:14 – Simon van de Voorde scores and afterwards, Antonov hits the net

16:13 – Zenit with another point earn a big advantage at the second TTO

15:13 – ACE by Alexander Butko. The ball touches the net and tricks players of Trentino

14:13 – Mikhailov for the lead of Zenit

13:13 – Anderson ties again

12:13 – Antonov scores to take the lead again

12:12 – Mikhailov! Great spike

11:12 – Sole hits the net

10:12 – Leon with a mistake from the service line

10:11 – Anderson pushes Zenit in these decisive moments

9:11 – Mikhailov now scores

8:11 – Mikhailov with a mistake

7:10 – Urnaut for huge advantage of Trentino

7:9 – Giannelli! What a magic move

7:8 – Leon answers on the other side

6:8 – Butko’s mistake! Trentino have two-point lead

6:6 – Urnaut stronger than triple block of Zenit

6:5 – Mikhailov with a brutal spike

5:5 – Urnaut finds the way. Great pipe

5:4 – Mistake of Djuric, he steps on the third meter line

4:4 – Anderson again

3:4 – The ball goes wide after Demakov’s serve 

3:3 – Anderson scores two points in a row to tie the result

0:3 – Good start of Trentino. Antonov scores 

0:2 – Butko does the same as Demakov

0:1 – Demakov touches the net 

4TH SET

Zenit

Zenit

25:17 – Zenit decrese the result in sets

24:16 – Leon scores 17th point and his team have a bounch of set points

23:16 – Zenit is likely to take this set. Mistake by Antonov

18:12 – Zenit Kazan have six-point advantage

16:11 – Demakov sends teams to a short break

15:11 – Djuric laughs after a good move

15:10 – Ashchev hits Sole in the head

14:10 – Another mistake by Anderson from the service

14:9 – After a few attempts, Mikhailov manages to score

13:9 – Antonov keeps hopes of Trentino

13:8 – Djuric makes service mistake

12:7 – Demakov finishes the rally

11:7 – After two aces of the Cuban star, the ball goes wide

11:6 – And again! Leon destroys defense of Trentino

10:6 – Leon with amazing service

8:6 – Strong answer from Mitar Djuric

8:5 – Russian opposite destroys Slovenian receiver from the service line

7:5 – Mikhailov stopps Urnaut

6:5 – Volleyball dump shot by Trentino’s young setter

6:4 – Leon! 

5:4 – Fifth service error for Anderson

5:3 – Butko sends ball to Mikhailov

4:3 – Mikhailov blocks Antonov but the ball goes out of bounds

4:2 – Serve mistake by Djuric

3:2 – No block for Urnaut

3:1 – BOMB of Anderson

2:1 – Sole with a good reaction after perfect set by Giannelli

2:0 – Anderson increases the lead of Zenit

1:0 – Wilfredo Leon opens the third set

3RD SET

Giannelli

Giannelli

22:25 – Tine Urnaut finishes the set again!

22:24 – Bomb of Leon to save the first set point

21:24 – Djuric scores! Trentino have three points of advantage. Time out Alekno

21:23 – Out! Fourth serve error of Anderson so far

21:22 – The ball goes wide after Urnaut’s spike

20:22 – Second point for Ashcev

19-22 – Butko does the same

19:21 – Djuric mistake from the service line

18:21 – Urnaut keeps Trentino ahead 

18:20 – Anderson!

17:20 – Djuric scores and Simon Van de Voorde blocks Anderson

17:18 – Antonov makes mistake

16:18 – Good serve by Leon and good block by Gutsalyk

15:18 – Tine Urnaut sends ball wide from the service

14:18 – Net violation by Butko

14:17 – Djuric smashes rival’s block

14:16 – Good service by Mikhailov

13:16 – Zenit is trying to stay in the game. They have to risk with the serve

12:16 – Another good serve by 20-year old setter. Trentino have huge advantage at the second TTO

12:15 – WoooW! Stunning ace by Simone Giannelli. Time out by Alekno

12:14 – Gutsalyuk gives Trentino two-point lead

12:13 – Djuric scores his 10th point.

12:12 – Leon ties!

11:12 – ACE! Simon van de Voorde

11:11 – And another serve error – Anderson

11:10 – Antonov risks with the serve…

10:10 – Mistake from the service line – Alexander Butko

10:9 – Anderson keeps Zenit ahead of Resovia

9:9 – What an error from Aschev. He misses the ball

9:8 – Two service mistakes from Leon and Sole

8:7 – Zenit have the advantage at the first TTO

6:6 – All tied. Tine Urnaut

6:5 – Mikhailov manages to score a point from the very tough position

4:5 – Simon van de Voorde scores ACE

4:4 – Zenit had a chance to increase the lead but Anderson sent ball out of bounds

4:3 – Anderson sends bomb to the other side

3:3 – Great reaction by Giannelli, all tied

3:2 – Djuric makes mistake

2:1 – Anderson scores 

2ND SET

Trentino

Trentino

Butko has entered the game after Kobzar picked up an injury

23:25 – ACE by Urnaut! What a way to finish the set

23:24 – Mitar Djuric creates the first set point for Trentino

23:23 – Mikhailov scores point to tie the result

22:23 – Djuric hit the block but the ball went out of bounds

21:22 – After a serve of Poletaev, we had a long rally and Djuric manages to score

21:21 – Antonov sends ball wide 

20:21 – Urnaut uses counter-attack to take the lead again. (Time out Alekno)

20:20 – Service mistake by Leon

20:19 – Zenit have the lead!

19:19 – Good serve by Leon and after poor reaction in defense, Anderson ties!

18:19 – Great volleyball dump shot by Maxim Mikhailov

17:19 – Antonov scores a point

17:18 – After a long time and video check point goes to Zenit

15:18 – Giannelli – Sole, works perfectly

15:17 – Mikhailov with a bomb destroys the defense of the rival

14:17 – Djuric scores for three-point lead of Trentino

14:16 – Anderson sends ball wide from the service line

14:15 – Leon scores important point

13:15 – Mikhailov from zone 4 finds the way. Time out Radostin Stoytchev

12:15 – What a point by Tine Urnaut!

12:14 – ACE! Igor Kobzar with a stunning service

11:14 – Strong attack from Mikhailov, he crashes the block

10:13 – Another service mistake – Oleg Antonov

9:13 – Leon hits the net

8:12 – Giannelli with a good set, Djuric smashes the ball

8:11 – Then service mistake by Sole

7:11 – Good reaction by Sole

7:10 – The same way of losing a point on the other side – Tine Urnaut

6:10 – The U.S. receiver Matt Anderson hits the net from the service line

6:9 – Leon finds the way

4:8 – Trentino have huge advantage at the first TTO

4:6 – Anderson with good reaction on the net

3:6 – First point for Antonov

2:5 – Maxim Mikhailov makes service mistake

1:2 – First point for Zenit – Leon

0:1 – Urnaut takes first point for Trentino

1ST SET

FINAL PHASE / FINAL FOUR

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
3rd place match 17. 04. 2016 14:45 Asseco Resovia RZESZOW vs Cucine Lube Banca Marche CIVITANOVA 2:3 20:25; 27:25; 25:22; 22:25; 10:15    
Final – 1st place match 17. 04. 2016 18:00 Zenit KAZAN vs Diatec TRENTINO 3:2 23:25; 22:25; 25:17; 27:25; 15:13    

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M April 17, 2016 - 8:43 pm

Vladimir ALEKNO man of greats comebacks…

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