8 March 2021

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#ChampionsLeague: Zenit put participation in 1/4 finals in stand-by! Jastrzębski Wegiel come back from down 9-14 in tie-break!

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Jastrzębski Węgiel shocked Zenit Kazan in the postponed of Round 1 of the 2020 CEV Volleyball Champions League – pool stage!
Zenit put their participation in the quarterfinals of competition in stand-by by losing their 2nd match in Pool C. Jastrzębski Wegiel made an epic comeback in the tie-break. After losing 2-1 in sets, the Polish side managed to tie at 2-2 and enter the 5th set in which they have fallen into the abyss but recovered. The team coached by Serbian Slobodan Kovač made a 6-0 run at 10-14 and won the duel against giants from Russia.
Tomasz Fornal led Jastrzębski with 18 points, while Bulgarian Tsvetan Sokolov scored 22 points for Zenit.

2020 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
Cucine Lube Civitanova (ITA) – Itas Trentino (ITA), 18:00 CET

POOL B

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

December 4
Kuzbass Kemerovo (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) 2-3 (25:18, 16:25, 25:20, 22:25, 14:16)

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)

Source and photo: cev.eu

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