The first match of the 1/8 finals of CEV Challenge Cup has just ended, in the Ankara tournament. All easy for Cannes, which literally destroyed the Swedes from Sollentuna in just over an hour, despite having allowed themselves a large turnover.
A clear 3-0 is the final result, partially 25:20, 25:18, 25:18).
On the field Lacassie (top scorer of the match with 18 points, an amazing 88% in attack, 2 winning block and one ace) instead of captain Klyamar, Rodriguez middle-blocker in place of the absent Koncilja, and during the match they also found space Gruvaeus (Swedish, last season in Falkenbergs VBK), Annicette and Liot, entered in place of Gelinski in the second set. In any case, the French were superior in all fundamentals, scoring a significant performance in attack (67%), 7 winning blocks (against 2 by the Swedes) and 3 aces.
Tomorrow Cannes will face, in the quarter-final, the winner between the hosts of Halkbank Ankara and the Portuguese of Sport Lisboa and Benfica.
Tomorrow, Cannes will face the other quartefinalist: the hosts of Halkbank Ankara who, after losing the first set, destroyed the Portuguese of Sport Lisboa and Benfica in four sets, led by a masterful Hernandez author of 27 points and 61% in attack, and thanks also to 16 winning blocks.
📌| CEV Challenge Cup 1/8 Finals:
🗓| December 8 | Milano
Dinamo BUCURESTI — Marek Union Ivkoni DUPNITSA 3-0 (25:22, 25:19, 25:22)
Calcit Volley KAMNIK — Allianz Powervolley MILANO 0-3 (19:25, 18:25, 16:25)
Parnu VK — Union Raiffeisen WALDVIERTEL 3-0 (forfeit)
🗓| December 15 | Ankara
Sollentuna VC – As Cannes Volley Ball 0-3 (20:25, 18:25, 18:25)
Halkbank Ankara – Sport Lisboa e Benfica 3-1 (21:25, 25:18, 25:16, 25:21)
🗓| February 2 | Ankara
Omonia NICOSIA – Ziraat Bankasi SK ANKARA
🗓| December 9 | Horodok
Epicentr-Podolyany HORODOK — VK Lvi PRAHA 0-3 (17:25, 22:25, 22:25)
🗓| December 16 | Ankara
Halkbank ANKARA — AS CANNES VB 3-1 (25:18, 25:21, 22:25, 25:19)
🗓| February 4 | Ankara
PARNU VK vs. Omonia NICOSIA or Ziraat Bankasi SK ANKARA