2 March 2021

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Russia: Dinamo Moscow beat Zenit St. Petersburg and back to the top. Wins also for Dinamo LO, Gazprom and ASK

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Dinamo Moscow have returned to the top of the charts of the 2020/21 Russian Volleyball Championship, as they beat Zenit Saint Petersburg in the big derby of the 21st round of the 2020/21 Superliga Parimatch regular season: 3-1 (27:25, 31:33, 25:18, 25:16).
It was a rerun of the 2020 Cup final, in which the club from the country’s capital prevailed as well. Thus Dinamo noted down the 13th win in a row (9th in a row in the league) with which they have returned to the top of the standings, while their rivals remained 4th. Bulgarian Tsvetan Sokolov top-scored for the winners with 22 points, including 4 aces, while Ilya Vlasov set up 5 of the team’s 19 blocks.
On the other matches, ASK extended their respectable winning streak, which now consists of 7 games, while Ural Ufa were stunned by Dinamo-LO (0-3). Clise the picture a home victory at tie break for Gazprom Surgut over Yugra Samotlor Nizhnevartovsk.

| Results & Program Round 21
| February 4
Zenit Kazan – Yenisey Krasnoyarsk 3:1 (22:25, 25:17, 25:12, 28:26)

| February 5
Lokomotiv Novosibirsk – Belogorie Belgorod 3:0 (25:18, 25:16, 25:16)
Fakel Novy Urengoy – Kuzbass Kemerovo 2:3 (25:17, 23:25, 17:25, 25:18, 18:20)

| February 6
• Dinamo LO – Ural Ufa 3:0 (25:16, 25:21, 25:12)
Top Scorers: Alekseev 13, Shpilev 11, Biryukov 10, Abrosimov 10; Rybakov 17, Feoktistov 8, Perrin 7.

• Gazprom Surgut – Yugra Samotlor Nizhnevartovsk 3:2 (25:13, 25:14, 17:25, 22:25, 15:13)
Top Scorers: Shakhbanmirzaev 24, Nikishin 18, Chereiskiy 17, Dovgan 10; Papazov 17, Makarenko 14, Bogachev 12, Verniy 11.

• Zenit St. Petersburg – Dinamo Moscow 1:3 (25:27, 33:31, 18:25, 16:25)
Top Scorers: Poletaev 17, Iakovlev 11, Ursov 11, Kliuka 8, Pashytskyy 5; Sokolov 22, Vlasov 17, Semyshev 15, Podlesnykh 11, Likhosherstov 8, Pankov 7.

• ASK Nizhniy Novgorod – Neftyanik Orenburg 3:1 (25:19, 27:25, 21:25, 25:21)
Top Scorers: Vietskiy 19, Titich 14, AI. Melnikov 10, Nikonenko 10, Valeev 8; Purin 14, Shchemyatikhin 13, Ananiev 13, Shchadilov 7, Kozitsin 7.

| Standings (Updated on February 6)
Dinamo Moscow 46
Kuzbass Kemerovo 45
Zenit St. Petersburg 42
Zenit Kazan 42
Fakel Novy Urengoy 40
Lokomotiv Novosibirsk 34
Ural Ufa 31
Yugra Samotlor Nizhnevartovsk 26
ASK Nizhniy Novgorod 25
Yenisey Krasnoyarsk 24
Gazprom Surgut 20
Dinamo LO 19
Belogorie Belgorod 16
Neftyanik Orenburg 13

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