This week, attention was focused on the Round of 16 in the Russian Superliga, and with the conclusion of the second legs on Friday, the names of the eight quarterfinalists are now known.
Belogorie Belgorod, who won their first leg against Gazprom-Yugra Surgut, secured a straight-sets victory in the second leg to seal their place in the next round. Meanwhile, ASK Nizhny Novgorod produced a shock result, eliminating Kuzbass Kemerovo with a 2-3 win after already securing a four sets win in the first leg.
Fakel Novy Urengoy won on the field of Ural Ufa to claim their spot in the quarterfinals, while Dynamo-LO bounced back from a first-leg defeat to beat Yenisei Krasnoyarsk before clinching victory in the Golden Set.
The quarterfinals are set to start on Tuesday, April 4, with some thrilling encounters in store for fans of the sport. Zenit Kazan will take on ASK Nizhny Novgorod, Zenit St. Petersburg will face Dynamo-LO, Dynamo Moscow will play Fakel Novy Urengoy, and Lokomotiv Novosibirsk will clash with Belogorie Belgorod.
Russian Superliga – Round of 16 – 1st leg
March 28, 2023
Yenisei Krasnoyarsk vs Dynamo-LO 3-1 (24-26, 25-23, 25-15, 25-21)
Gazprom-Yugra Surgut vs Belogorie Belgorod 2-3 (20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 18-25, 12-15)
ASK Nizhny Novgorod – Kuzbass Kemerovo 3-1 (28-26, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21)
Fakel Novy Urengoy vs Ural Ufa 3-1 (25-23, 25-15, 21-25, 25-23)
Russian Superliga – Round of 16 – 2nd leg
March 31, 2023
Belogorie Belgorod vs Gazprom-Yugra Surgut 3-0 (27-25, 25-22, 25-23)
Kuzbass Kemerovo vs ASK Nizhny Novgorod 2-3 (25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 18-25, 12-15)
Dynamo-LO vs Yenisei Krasnoyarsk 3-1 (25-18, 25-18, 21-25, 25-19) Golden set: 15-9
Ural Ufa vs Fakel Novy Urengoy 1-3 (22-25, 25-22, 26-28, 17-25)