19 September 2021

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Poland: ZAKSA beat Bełchatów in big match of Round 16 after 5-set battle and get to 11-0, tie break victory also for Warszawa

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Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle prevailed over PGE Skra Bełchatów in the big match of Round 16 of the 2020/21 Polish PlusLiga regular season. The match promised a great battle in theory and so it was, and the champions won. Partially, it was 22:25, 25:23, 25:13, 26:28, and 15:7. Thus, ZAKSA prevailed over the same rivals for the second time this season. These two will meet again in just a few days in the match valid for the first round of Pool A in the CEV Champions League. Today, Aleksander Śliwka top-scored the winners, who are at 11-0, with 25 points, while Iranian Milad Ebadipour put down 17 points on the other side.
VERVA Warszawa ORLEN Paliwa narrowly avoided an upset against the newcomers Stal Nysa (3-2). Belgian Igor Grobelny highlighted the team from the Polish capital, who take the fourth win in a row, with 23 points, while Andrzej Wrona set up 5 blocks.

📌| 2020/21 Polish PlusLiga regular season | Round 16

🗓| October 20
Cerrad Enea Czarni Radom – Slepsk Malow Suwalki 0-3 (24:26, 23:25, 28:30)

🗓| December 4

• Stal Nysa – VERVA Warszawa ORLEN Paliwa 2-3 (25:21, 23:25, 15:25, 25:21, 10:15)
Top Scorers: Ben Tara 27, Bucko 20, Lemanski 14, Dlugosz 6; Grobelny 23, Superlak 13, Szalpuk 13, Wrona 13, Nowakowski 9. MVP: Grobelny.

• Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle – PGE Skra Belchatow 3-2 (22:25, 25:23, 25:13, 26:28, 15:7)
Top Scorers: Sliwka 25, Semeniuk 20, Kaczmarek 18, Smith 14, Kochanowski 5, Toniutti 5; Filipiak 19, Ebadipour 16, Bieniek 13, Klos 8, Katic 8. MVP: Sliwka.

🗓| December 5
Cuprum Lubin – Trefl Gdansk 2-3 (23:25, 25:20, 27:25, 18:25, 16:18)
Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie – Indykpol AZS Olsztyn 3-0 (25:23, 25:23, 25:20)

🗓| December 6
• Asseco Resovia Rzeszow – GKS Katowice

🗓| December 16
Jastrzebski Wegiel – MKS Bedzin

📄| Standings
Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle 32
Trefl Gdansk 25
VERVA Warszawa ORLEN Paliwa 24
Jastrzebski Wegiel 23
Slepsk Malow Suwalki 20
GKS Katowice 18
Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie 16
PGE Skra Belchatow 16
Asseco Resovia Rzeszow 15
Indykpol AZS Olsztyn 15
Cerrad Enea Czarni Radom 15
Cuprum Lubin 9
Stal Nysa 9
MKS Bedzin 6