Poland: ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle and Warszawa prevail in tie-breaks, team from Polish capital takes over top spot
Both teams fighting for the top spot in the regular season of the 2019/20 Polish Plusliga had to play tie-breaks to record a victory in Round 22! For two sets of the match between Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle and Trefl Gdańsk, there were no indications of any drama as the champions were leading with a 2-0 in sets. However, the team coached by Michał Winiarski showed ambition to make the fight for the top spot of ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle complicated and pushed the match to the tie-break. In the end, the team coached by Nikola Grbić prevailed 3-2 (25:18, 25:15, 22:25, 22:25, 15:12). Aleksander Śliwka and Hungarian Árpád Baróti scored 16 points apiece for ZAKSA, while Bartosz Filipiak scored 24 points for Trefl Gdansk. These two rivals will soon meet again – on March 14, in the Polish Cup semifinal.
Although they were also forced to resolve the match in the tie-break, VERVA Warszawa ORLEN Paliwa took over the top spot in the standings from ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle. The team from the Polish capital was even in the worse situation that ZAKSA as they had a two-set deficit against GKS Katowice.