In the history of the CEV Men’s Volleyball Champions League (since the season 2000/2001), no club managed to establish such domination in the tournament like Zenit Kazan established in this year’s edition.
By winning the Champions League trophy in the recent Final Four in Rome, Italy, Zenit Kazan tied one tournament’s record and set a new one. Russian side achieved a hat-trick of gold medals (three gold medals in a row) and placed them side by side with Diatec Trentino who did the same in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
But, Zenit set an unprecedented record regarding the way they took the Champions League trophy in 2017 – by not losing a single game and dropping only two sets throughout all phases – 12-0 (set ratio 36-2)!
By this, the Kazan team broke the record of the compatriots Belogorie Belgorod, who made 12-0 in their 2014 campaign but had the worse set ratio: 36-4. Besides Zenit and Belogorie, there are only two more achievements with no defeat in the Champions League: Italian Trentino in 2009 with 12-0 and 34-5 set ratio and Paris Volley from France in the first edition of the tournament: 9-0 and 27-8 set ratio.
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