7 March 2021

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Challenge Cup: Spor Toto claim the ticket for semis after Golden Set and Rennes join them! Milano and Lisboa win the first.

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Spor Toto SC Ankara achieved promotion to the semifinals of the 2020 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup after a thrilling match in the Czech Republic. If turkish team came to the Czech Republic to the rematch of the 2020 Challenge Cup quarterfinals against VK ČEZ Karlovarsko with a comfortable 3-0 win, led by the Pole Łukasz Wiese and Filip Rejlek (27 points each), Karlovarsko prevailed by a 3-1 and pushed the match to the Golden Set. However, Spor Toto won the final 15:12. Brazilian Leonardo Nascimento “Leozinho” was the top-scorer for the winners with 23 points, while Kemal Kayhan made 5 winning blocks.

In the all-French duel, Rennes Volley 35 recorded another straight-set victory against Montpellier Castelnau UC and progressed to the semis, while Italians of Allianz Powervolley Milano swept hosts Saaremaa VC in Estonia before the rematch that will take place in 24 hours in the same place, which was a result of the joint decision of the two sides.

2020 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup, quarterfinals – 2nd leg

• Penzügyör Budapest – Sporting Club Lisboa 2-3 (18:25, 25:22, 25:19, 22:25, 8:15)
• Saaremaa VC – Allianz Powervolley Milano 0-3 (21:25, 18:25, 23:25)
• Montpellier Castelnau – Rennes Volley 35 0-3 (17:25, 12:25, 21:25)
• VK ČEZ Karlovarsko – Spor Toto SC Ankara 3-1 (25:21, 31:33, 25:21, 25:23) GOLDEN SET: 12:15

Source and photos: cev.eu

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