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Champions League: Fundamental victory for Trentino for staying in contention for next Round

Itas Trentino won in Turkey against the home side of Fenerbahçe HDI Sigorta İstanbul in Pool A and kept their hopes of entering the quarterfinals of the 2020 CEV Volleyball Champions League.
The Italian side achieved the fundamental victory in four sets (17:25, 25:22, 29:27, 25:20) and as a result, the team coached by Angelo Lorenzetti became the best-ranked 2nd placed team (3 of these will join pool leaders in the quarterfinals).
After a long time, 2 important players for Trentino have appeared in the line-up after recovering from injuries: American outside hitter Aaron Russell and opposite Luca Vettori. The latter was the top scorer of his team with 21 points, while Serbian Srećko Lisinac made a 79% attack (15/19). The Dutchman Wouter Ter Maat was to best for Fenerbahçe (27 points), whose chances of advancing to the Playoffs are brought down to mere theory.

2020 Volleyball CEV Champions League, pool stage – Round 4

POOL A

January 28
Cucine Lube Civitanova (ITA) – Jihostroj České Budějovice (CZE) 3-1 (25:21, 25:19, 21:25, 25:19)

January 30
Fenerbahçe HDI Sigorta Istanbul (TUR) – Itas Trentino (ITA) 1-3 (17:25, 25:22, 29:27, 25:20)

POOL B

January 28
Berlin Recycling Volleys (GER) – Fakel Novy Urengoy (RUS) 2-3 (25:21, 25:15, 20:25, 22:25, 10:15)

January 29
Kuzbass Kemerovo (RUS) – ACH Volley Ljubljana (SLO) 3-0 (25:19, 25:23, 25:21)

POOL C

January 29
Halkbank Ankara (TUR) – Jastrzębski Węgiel (POL) 0-3 (18:25, 18:25, 15:25)
Zenit Kazan (RUS) – VC Greenyard Maaseik (BEL) 3-0 (25:14, 25:10, 25:22)

POOL D

January 29
Verva Warszawa Orlen Paliwa (POL) – Benfica Lisboa (POR) 3-0 (25:21, 25:13, 25:22)
Sir Sicoma Monini Perugia (ITA) – Tours VB (FRA) 3-0 (25:21, 25:15, 25:21)

POOL E

January 28
Zaksa Kędzierzyn-Koźle (POL) – Knack Roeselare (BEL) 3-0 (25:19, 25:18, 25:20)
January 29
VFB Friedrichshafen (GER) – Vojvodina NS Seme Novi Sad (SRB) 3-2 (23:25, 25:18, 17:25, 25:20, 15:13)

Source and photos: cev.eu

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