“The previous edition has been successful for the polish clubs. PGE Skra Bełchatów has been ranked second at the Men’s Champions’ League tournament. Asseco Resovia Rzeszów lost in a decisive fight for the CEV Cup with Dinamo Moscow, and the final of the Challenge Cup was an internal matter of the Plus League teams. After a dramatic and emotional game AZS Częstochowa defeated AZS Politechnika Warszawska“ says President of the Professional Volleyball League S.A. (pol. Profesjonalna Liga Piłki Siatkowej), Artur Popko.
Interesting confrontations will take place already in the group phase of the Champions’ League (Men and Women). Among the rivals of the polish teams there is a Dynamo Moscow team. The club representatives will play against Bank BPS Fakro Muszyna. What makes the second match even more interesting, is the presence of Bartosz Kurek in the Russian club. So far the polish national team player has not been playing. At one of the Super League matches he got injured. This season, Bełchatów team won the Super Cup of Poland and the bronze medal of the Club World Championships.
“Furthermore, among the rivals of the polish teams we will see the Russian, Italian and Turkish teams – the representatives of the strongest European leagues. We will definitely not miss the interesting matches. Except great clubs like both Dynamos, Trentino Diatec, Rabita Baku or Eczacibasi Istanbul the fans will have possibility to observe great volleyball personalities” said chief of the training department of the Polish Volleyball Federation, Włodzimierz Sadalski.
In the Champions’ League (Men) the playoff round will join the winners of the seven groups and five teams ranked second with the best result in points. If the host team will be among these teams another teams from the second position will receive the right to play.
The Women Champions’ League playoffs will join to Best teams of six groups. If the host team will also find in this group, one more team will gain the right to play. Four teams ranked third will perform in the challenge round of the CEV Cup.
Four teams – Jastrzębski Węgiel, Delecta Bydgoszcz, Aluprof Bielsko-Bała and AZS Białystok – on Wednesday will play first matches 1/16 of the CEV Cup final.
Schedule of the matches will participation of the polish teams:
The 23rd of October, Tuesday
Champions’ league: Zaksa Kędzierzyn-Koźle – Tours VB (18.00)
The 24th of October, Wednesday
Champions league: Dinamo Moscow – Bank BPS Fakro Muszyna (17.00)
Champions league: PGE Skra Bełchatów – Fenerbahce Grundig Istambuł (18.00)
CEV Cup (Women): Kralovo Pole Brno – BKS Aluprof Bielsko-Biała (18.00)
CEV Cup (Women): AZS Białystok – SVS Post Schwechat (18.00)
CEV Cup (Men): Jastrzębski Węgiel – Rennes Volley 35 (18.00)
CEV Cup (Men): Delecta Bydgoszcz – Halkbank Ankara (18.00)
Champions league (Women) : MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza – Eczacibasi VitrA Istambuł (20.30)
Champions league (Women): Asystel Carnaghi Villacortese – Atom Trefl Sopot (20.30)
The 25th of October, Thursday
Champions league (Men): Arago de Sete – Asseco Resovia Rzeszów (20.30)
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