27 September 2022

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Russia: Final Six preliminaries are over – two Zenits to semi-finals as group leaders!

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In Day 3’s match of the Final Six of the 2021/22 Russian Superliga Paribet (Суперлига Парибет Мужчины), which they host, Zenit-Kazan beat Dinamo Moscow and reached the semi-finals from the first place in their group.
They swept titleholders Dinamo Moscow to top Group A and schedule a duel against the 2nd-placed side in Group B, Lokomotiv Novosibirsk in semifinals. Dinamo took 2nd place in the group to face Group B leaders Zenit Saint-Petersburg in the Top 4. The team commanded by Aleksey Verbov won all 3 sets based on a 2-point difference, with a comeback from -6 in the third set (4-10).
Dmitriy Volkov was Zenit-Kazan’s best scorer today with 16 points.

Led by Viktor Poletaev, who ended the game with 23 points (56% and 41% efficiency in attack 2 blocks and 2 aces) Zenit St. Petersburg defeated Lokomotiv Novosibirsk 3-1 in Group B, securing the top spot, while their rivals claimed No.2. In any case, for Novosibirsk, other great performance for middle-blocker Kurkaev, who ended the game with 14 points, 79% in attack, 2 blocks and 1 ace.

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| 2021/22 Superliga Paribet – Суперлига Парибет МужчиныFinal Six

🏐| Pool A

| Day 1 – May 5, 2022
Belogorie Belgorod – Zenit Kazan 1-3 (17:25, 25:19, 21:25, 14:25) – VIDEO

| Day 2 – May 6, 2022
Dinamo Moscow – Belogorie Belgorod 3-0 (25:18, 25:21, 25:23) – VIDEO

👉🏼 Day 3 – May 7, 2022
• Zenit Kazan – Dinamo Moscow 3-0 (25:23, 27:25, 25:23)
Zenit Kazan: Christenson 1, Bednorz 8, Shcherbinin 2, Mikhaylov 12, D. Volkov 16, Volvich 7, Fedorov (L); Surmachevskiy 1, Berezhko 0, Kononov O. Not entered: Poroshin, A. Volkov, Golubev (L), Zemchenok. Coach: Verbov.
Dinamo Moscow: Pankov 8, Bogdan 12, Likhosherstov 5, Sokolov 18, Podlesnykh 10, Belogortchev 3, Kerminen (L); Shchkulyavichus, Sventitskis, Semyshev. Not entered: Vlasov, Baranov (L), Busel,
Dmitriev. Coach: Brianskii

🏐| STANDINGS (updated on this day)
Zenit Kazan 6
Dinamo Moscow 3
Belogorie Belgorod 0

🏐| Pool B

Day 1 – May 5, 2022
Dinamo LO – Lokomotiv Novosibirsk 1-3 (16:25, 25:19, 33:35, 20:25)

| Day 2 – May 6, 2022
Zenit Saint Petersburg – Dinamo LO 3-2 (25:22, 19:25, 20:25, 25:21, 15:12) – VIDEO

| Day 3 – May 7, 2022
• Lokomotiv Novosibirsk – Zenit Saint Petersburg 1-3 (25:21, 20:25, 21:25, 21:25)
Lokomotiv Novosibirsk: Abaev 3, Perrin 8, Lyzik 7, Luburic 18, Savin 11, Kurkaev 14, Krivitchenko (L); Martyniuk (L), Tisevich, Kazachenkov. Not entered: Nikitin,
Chereiskiy, Tkachev, Kruglov. Coach: Konstantinov.
Zenit St. Petersburg: Kobzar 6, Voronkov 6, Kosmin 10, Poleteav 23, Kliuka 12, Iakovlev 8, Grebennikov (L); Melkzerov, Podrebinkin. Not entered: Manchev, Tarasenko, Kolodinskiy, Ursov, Urnaut (L). Coach: Tolochko.

🏐| STANDINGS (updated on this day)
Zenit Saint Petersburg 5
Lokomotiv Novosibirsk 3
Dinamo LO 1

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| May 9, 2022
First semifinal | Zenit Saint Petersburg – Dinamo Moscow 1-3 (21:25, 18:25, 25:19, 23:25)
Second semifinal | Zenit Kazan – Lokomotiv Novosibirsk 0-3 (23:25, 23:25, 21:25)

| May 10, 2022
Final 3/4 Place: Zenit Saint Petersburg – Zenit Kazan 0-3 (19:25, 19:25, 14:25) —VIDEO
Final 1/2 Place: Dinamo Moscow – Lokomotiv Novosibirsk 3-2 (26:24, 23:25, 25:20, 20:25, 15:9)

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