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01. 05. 2017

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Superiority that has never been seen before in Champions League - No one like Zenit

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Russian giants Zenit Kazan have just set standards in the European Men’s volleyball so high that there is a slim chance for anyone to top them!

 

In the history of the CEV Men’s Volleyball Champions League (since the season 2000/2001), there was no club to establish such a domination in the tournament like Zenit Kazan did 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 (three gold medals in a row) and stood side by side with Diatec Trentino who did the same in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

But, Zenit set an unprecedented record regading 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, Kazan team broke the record of compatriots Belogorie Belgorod, who made 12-0 in their 2014 campaign, but had a worst 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 with 9-0 and 27-8 set ratio.

 

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