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China: no more undefeated teams! Jiang Chuan keeps Beijing in contention for semifinals

The vice-champions Beijing remained in the contention for the playoff semifinals of the 2019/20 Chinese volleyball Championship.
In Round 3 of the quarterfinal stage (Round 6 in total) of the 2019/20 Super League, which was the penultimate round, Beijing practically had a do-or-die encounter against unbeaten Shandong in Pool F. So, a defeat today would mark the elimination of the vice-champions. However, the club from the Chinese capital overhelmed rivals in four sets (21:25, 25:19, 25:22, 25:19). The countryโ€™s volleyball star Jiang Chuan was the top scorer of the match with 27 points for the winning side.

Given that Zhejiang swept Fujian, three teams will have equal chances to advance to the semifinals from this pool in the last round: Zhejiang (7 points), Beijing (6 points), and Shandong (5 points).

As for Pool E, one team secured the semifinal spot: the reigning champions Shanghai. They did it in the last round so today, their head coach Shen Qiong decided to send his “second” lineup to the match against Sichuan, which led to the first defeat of his team in the competition: 3-0 (25:21, 25:14, 25:20).
At the same time, thanks to this victory, Sichuan got the opportunity to claim a spot to semis in the last round, in the direct duel against Henan, who lost to Jiangsu today at tie break.

Quarterfinals – August 26

| Pool E |

Sichuan โ€” Shanghai 3-0 (25:21, 25:14, 25:20)
Top Scorers: Guo Shunxiang 13, Li Rui 13, Peng Shikun 12, Du Haixiang 9;
Sun Zeyuan 13, Qin Zhen 9, Han Tianyi 8.

Jiangsu โ€” Henan 3-2 (22:25, 21:25, 26:24, 25:23, 15:13)
Top Scorers: Yu Yuantai 26, Liu Xiangdong 22, Zhang Chen 18, Yuan Huilong 9;
Li Yize 28, Wang Chunlin 18, Cui Jianjun 14, Jiang Zhengyang 13, Li Yuanbo 9.

| Pool F |

Fujian – Zhejiang 0-3 (17:25, 20:25, 16:25)
Top Scorers: Chen Zuodong 11, Shi Jingeng 7;
Zhang Jingyin 15, Jin Zhihong 11, Ren Junbo 9.

Shandong โ€” Beijing 1-3 (25:21, 19:25, 22:25, 19:25)
Top Scorers: Ji Daoshuai 14, Wang Jingyi 12, Zhai Dejun 11, Zhang Dongzheng 8;
Jiang Chuan 27, Liu Libin 14, Zhang Binglong 13, Wang Dongchen 7.

| Standings Pool E |
Shanghai 9
Jiangsu 6
Sichuan 5
Henan 4

| Standings Pool F |
Zhejiang 10
Shandong 8
Beijing 6
Fujian 0

Formula: 1st phase (January 19, and August 20/22) with 13 teams divided into 4 pools. The best 2 teams from each pool qualify for the quarter-finals. Semi-finals on August 29. Final 1st-2nd place best-of-3 games (August 31, September 1, September 2).

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