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Round 27 of 2022/23 Plusliga continued today with other two games.
Sunday starts with an upset: in a duel between two sides in recent years among the great protagonists in the competition, who are playing below expectations but, despite this, still in race in two European competition, one of them won in straight sets.
I’m talking about CEV Challenge Cup quarterfinalist Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle (who defeated Trento on Tuesday, in a remake of last two Superfinals), and now only at 5th place in Plusliga’s standings, and CEV Cup semifinalist PGE Skra Bełchatów (who suffered a defeat in Modena on Wednesday), and even at the eleventh place….at least before this match.
In fact, today they needed only three sets to down ZAKSA, and they did it basically without problems. Partially it was 20:25, 18:25 and 20:25.
Surely the right spirit to face Modena in the re-match or CEV Cup, scheduled on Wednesday in Poland, in front of their home fans.
With the only exception of Łukasz Kaczmarek, author of 13 points but with only 42% and 19% efficiency in attack, no players of ZAKSA ended the game in double digit today.
Dick Kooy and Aleksandar Atanasijevic were the most prolific players on the winning side with 17 and 15 points respectively, but Bełchatów were better today basically in all elements, and now they also gained a position in the standings, the 10th, surpassing LUK Lublin who will face tomorrow Barkom Każany Lwów in one of the two games that will close the Round.
Also the second game of the day ended in straight sets, and Trefl Gdańsk literally destroy PSG Stal Nysa (25:17, 25:18, 25:22) in front of their home fans. Bartłomiej Bołądź was once again decisive for the winners, scoring 14 points through 72% in attack and 67% efficiency and 1 ace.
He was named MVP of the game, but he wasn’t the top scorer, as the title went to Wassim Ben Tara, the only player in double digit (and who had a good performance) in Stal Nysa’s jersey. He ended the game with 16 points and 67% in attack.
Tomorrow other two games will close Round 27: Barkom Każany Lwów will face LUK Lublin at home, while in the evening Asseco Resovia Rzeszów will played against last-placed BBTS Bielsko-Biała and with 3 points they can regain Plusliga’s leadership!
🏐|Plusliga 2022/23 | Round 27
| Friday March 10, 2023
• 20.30 (Local Time) | Ślepsk Malow Suwałki – Indykpol AZS Olsztyn 0-3 (22:25, 22:25, 22:25)
| Saturday March 11, 2023
• 14.45 (Local Time) | Projekt Warszawa – Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie 3-2 (29:27, 32:34, 22:25, 25:19, 15:10)
• 17.30 (Local Time) | Cuprum Lubin – Jastrzębski Węgiel 0-3 (23:25, 20:25, 36:38)
• 20.30 (Local Time) | Cerrad Enea Czarni Radom – GKS Katowice 0-3 (18:25, 19:25, 25:27)
👉🏼 Sunday March 12, 2023
• 14.45 (Local Time) | Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle – PGE Skra Bełchatów 0-3 (20:25, 18:25, 20:25)
• 17.30 (Local Time) | Trefl Gdańsk – PSG Stal Nysa 3-0 (25:17, 25:18, 25:22)
🏐| STANDINGS (updated on this day)
1. Jastrzębski Węgiel 61
2. Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie 60
3. Asseco Resovia Rzeszów 59
4. Projekt Warszawa 54
5. Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle 52
6. Trefl Gdańsk 52
7. Indykpol AZS Olsztyn 46
8. PSG Stal Nysa 43
9. Ślepsk Malow Suwałki 38
10. PGE Skra Bełchatów 37
11. LUK Lublin 34
12. GKS Katowice 32
13. Cuprum Lubin 25
14. Barkom Każany Lwów 24
15. Cerrad Enea Czarni Radom 14
16. BBTS Bielsko-Biała 8