In the 2021/22 Russian Men’s Volleyball Championship, all semi-finalists were determined ahead of schedule.
Today’s defeats of Dinamo-LO and Belogorie, the second that each of them suffered at the Final Six of the 2021/22 Men’s Superliga Paribet (Суперлига Парибет Мужчины), marked the farewell of them both to the semi-finals.
In their first match in the final tournament, Zenit Saint-Petersburg prevailed over Dinamo-LO in Group B with a score of 3-2, breaking the curse of tie-breaks in the league as they lost four in a row, one of them to today’s rivals. Egor Kliuka led the winning side with 19 points. He had 70% reception (23 digs, 2 errors, 39% excellent). Zenit St. Petersburg will vie for the first place in the group against Lokomotiv (1/1) tomorrow.
As for Group A, the reigning champions Dinamo Moscow put an end to Belogorie’s semi-final aspirations, sweeping them 3-0 in their Final Six debut. The side from the country’s capital was led by Denis Bogdan (17 points) and Bulgarian Tsvetan Sokolov (4 blocks). Dinamo Moscow will clash with Zenit-Kazan (1/1), tomorrow, for supremacy in the group.
2021/22 Men’s Superliga Paribet, Final Six – Day 2: