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05. 12. 2019

CL M: České Budějovice carry away surprising win against Fenerbahçe

Source: cev.eu; Photo: cev.eu

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Jihostroj České Budějovice recorded the first victory of any of the Czech teams in the CEV Men’s Volleyball Champions League match after almost five years.

 

The reigning Czech champions Jihostroj České Budějovice were trailing by 2-1 in sets against Fenerbahçe HDI Sigorta Istanbul on the road, but they finally defeated Turkish titleholders in the tie-break: 3-2 (25-20, 21-25, 17-25, 25-21, 15-12).

Filip Křesťan and Petr Michálek top-scored for České Budějovice with 19 points apiece, with the latter making 5 of his team’s 18 kill blocks. The Dutchman Wouter Ter Maat tallied 22 points for Fenerbahçe.

The last Czech side that wrote down success in the most elite club competition in Europe was exactly České Budějovice, who beat Hypo Tirol Volleyballteam Innsbruck from Austria in January 2015.

2020 Men’s Volleyball CEV Champions League, pool stage - Round 1

POOL A

(December 5):

Fenerbahçe HDI Sigorta Istanbul (TUR) – Jihostroj České Budějovice (CZE) 2-3 (20-25, 25-21, 25-17, 21-25, 12-15)

(January 26, 2020):

Cucine Lube Civitanova (ITA) – Itas Trentino (ITA)

POOL B

(December 3):

Berlin Recycling Volleys (GER) – ACH Volley Ljubljana (SLO) 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 26-24)

(December 4):

Kuzbass Kemerevo (RUS) – Fakel Novy Urengoy (RUS) 3-0 (26-24, 25-21, 25-18)

POOL C

(December 4):

Halkbank Ankara (TUR) – VC Greenyard Maaseik (BEL) 2-3 (25-20, 25-23, 27-29, 20-25, 10-15)

(January 18):

Zenit Kazan (RUS) – Jastrzębski Węgiel (POL)

POOL D

(December 4):

Verva Warszawa Orlen Paliwa (POL) – Tours VB (FRA) 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-23)

Sir Sicoma Monini Perugia (ITA) – Benfica Lisboa (POR) 3-1 (25-18, 24-26, 25-15, 25-19)

POOL E

(December 3):

Zaksa Kędzierzyn-Koźle (POL) – Vojvodina NS Seme Novi Sad (SRB) 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-21)

(December 4):

VFB Friedrichshafen (GER) – Knack Roeselare (BEL) 0-3 (23-25, 21-25, 15-25)

Standings

 

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