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Zenit Kazan’s 64-game winning streak is over – Zenit St. Petersburg down reigning champions!

by WoV
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Zenit St. Petersburg have managed to make a huge upset in the 13th round of the Russian men’s volleyball league, stopping Zenit Kazan’s 64-game winning streak in Russia, that lasted two years.

Zenit St. Petersburg

Zenit St. Petersburg

The team from Kazan had a better game opening, taking the first sets 25-22! In the second set, we saw a great response from the home team, that tied the score by taking this part of the game 25-19!

Zenit St. Petersburg continued playing in the same way, leading all the time in the third set. At the very of the end of the set, Alexander Butko has managed to save the first set point by scoring an ace, however, the Serbian opposite Drazen Luburic has scored to give his team a 2-1 lead (25-23).

The home side knew that they can’t let this opportunity down! They started playing even at a much higher level and again, they managed to win another set (25-23) and to win a game 3-1!

What a display by Zenit St. Petersburg in front of a fully packed arena…

Today’s results of the Russian men’s Superliga, 13th round:

Lokomotiv – Ufa 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-13)

Zenit St. Petersburg – Zenit Kazan 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-23)

Standings:

#

Team

MP

W

L

S

Pts

1.

Zenit Kazan

13

12

1

37:8

35

2.

Belgorod

12

11

1

33:8

32

3.

Zenit St. Petersburg

13

8

5

29:19

25

4.

Novyi Urengoy

12

8

4

28:18

25

5.

Novosibirsk

12

7

5

27:20

22

6.

Din. Moscow

12

7

5

25:21

20

7.

Kemerovo

12

7

5

24:24

20

8.

Novokuybyishevsk

12

7

5

25:24

18

9.

Ufa

12

6

6

21:25

16

10.

Surgut region

12

5

7

23:29

14

11.

Krasnoyarsk

12

3

9

17:29

9

12.

Yaroslavl

12

2

10

13:32

8

13.

Dinamo-Lo

12

1

11

15:33

8

14.

Nizhievartovsk

12

1

11

8:35

3

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