14 April 2021

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Russia: no upsets in Game 1 of playoffs preliminary round

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While Dinamo Moscow and Kuzbass Kemerovo are already in F6, yesterday 3 of the 4 games of Game 1 of the preliminary round of the playoffs were played. No surprise with the victories as predicted by the big favorites Zenit St. Petersburg, Fakel Novy Urengoy and Lokomotiv Novosibirsk.

| 2020/21 Russian Superliga Parimatch, Preliminary Round of playoffs | Game 1
| March 20
• Zenit Saint Petersburg (4) – Yugra Samotlor Nizhnevartovsk (9) 3-0 (25:14, 25:17, 25:17)
Top Scorers: Podrebinkin 16, Iakovlev 10, Kliuka 9, Brizard 7, Pashytskyy 6; Papazov 9, Makarenko 5, Masliev 4, Piun 4.

• Fakel Novy Urengoy (5) – ASK Nizhniy Novgorod (8) 3-1 (26:28, 25:20, 25:18, 25:21)
Top Scorers: Volkov 21, Zhigalov 18, Bogdan 15, Gutsalyuk 8, Dikarev 6; Vietskiy 24, Melnikov 9, Titich 6, Valeev 6.

• Lokomotiv Novosibirsk (6) – Ural Ufa (7) 3-0 (25:20, 25:21, 25:19)
Top Scorers: Luburic 19, Ivovic 10, Savin 9, Shcherbinin 7; Rybakov 17, Perrin 9, Kolenkovskiy 8.

| March 21
Zenit Kazan (3) – Yenisey Krasnoyarsk (10) 3-0 (25:14, 25:13, 25:19)

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