Trefl GDANSK close to causing sensation before Zenit pull out tiebreak victory

Wednesday 13th of March 2019
Trefl GDANSK close to causing sensation before Zenit pull out tiebreak victory

Gdansk, Poland, March 13, 2019. Trefl GDANSK were close to causing a major sensation on Wednesday night – but the underdogs from Poland eventually ended up losing at the tiebreak to the Russian armada of Zenit KAZAN in what was truly the ‘Match of the Week’. Six-time CL winners Zenit KAZAN could extend their winning streak in the competition but only after fighting for more than two hours before pulling out a 3-2 victory (25-19, 23-25, 25-23, 23-25, 15-13). Next week, these two teams will lock horns again in Kazan and fans can expect another dramatic battle with a spot in the semis of the 2019 CEV Volleyball Champions League at stake.

Dinamo end VakifBank winning streak, Fenerbahce and Eczacibasi on a roll

Wednesday 13th of March 2019
Dinamo end VakifBank winning streak, Fenerbahce and Eczacibasi on a roll

Luxembourg, March 13, 2019. What a night in the women’s Champions League! Dinamo MOSCOW ended a 28-game winning streak of four-time #CLVolleyW winners VakifBank ISTANBUL after recording a dramatic 3-2 home victory to account for VakifBank’s first loss in Europe’s elite competition since April 2016! Fenerbahce Opet and Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL restored Turkey’s pride as they claimed away victories in Italy to set their sights on a spot in the semis. However, there is a lot more drama to come next week when the return matches define the top four teams in European Volleyball! 

Moscow teams claim top honours from Open Snow Volleyball Cup

Wednesday 13th of March 2019
Moscow teams claim top honours from Open Snow Volleyball Cup

Lipetsk, Russia, March 13, 2019. The 2019 edition of the Russian Open Snow Volleyball Cup took place in Lipetsk with participation of as many as 12 men’s and 8 women’s teams, thus accounting for a total of 80 players from various regions across the Russian Federation. They fought for two days for the top honours at the venue set up right next to Zvyozdny sports hall with two teams from Moscow eventually coming out on top. 

Trefl hope to cause sensation in ‘Match of the Week’ with Zenit KAZAN

Wednesday 13th of March 2019
Trefl hope to cause sensation in ‘Match of the Week’ with Zenit KAZAN

Luxembourg, March 12, 2019. Trefl GDANSK are hosting record-winners Zenit KAZAN in the ‘Match of the Week’ as the men’s quarterfinals take off with a bang in the 2019 CEV Volleyball Champions League. It appears a sort of mission impossible for the Polish team but as they play without any pressure, Trefl hope to cause a sensation and to end the winning streak of Zenit KAZAN in the competition. Make sure you tune in and follow the match on EuroVolleyTV, the new digital home of European Volleyball! 

Dinamo MOSCOW rise to the occasion to end VakifBank 28-game winning streak

Wednesday 13th of March 2019
Dinamo MOSCOW rise to the occasion to end VakifBank 28-game winning streak

Moscow, Russia, March 13, 2019. Dinamo MOSCOW ended VakifBank’s winning streak in the CEV Volleyball Champions League after a series of 28 straight wins for the Turkish powerhouse. The Muscovites did so as they claimed a truly exciting and dramatic match 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 25-23, 21-25, 15-13) to cause the first sensation of the women’s quarterfinals. VakifBank had suffered their last CL setback in April 2016 when losing the gold medal match to Italy’s Pomi CASALMAGGIORE. It is the second win for Dinamo against a Turkish top team this season – as they had previously edged Fenerbahce Opet at the tiebreak in the fifth leg of the pool phase. The return match next week in Istanbul will decide which one of these two mighty teams will progress to the semis.