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13. 05. 2018

F4 in Kazan: Perugia pull bronze medal out of Zaksa’s hands in tie-breaker

Source: cev.lu; Photo: cev.lu

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Sir Colussi Sicoma Perugia added another medal to their account when it comes to the CEV Men’s Volleyball Champions League.

 

The current SuperLega titleholders Sir Colussi Sicoma Perugia added the second medal to their account in the CEV Champions League as they beat Zaksa Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Plus Liga silver medalists, in the match for the third place in 2018 Final Four held at Basket Hall, Kazan, Russia.

Despite trailing by a 1-0 and 2-1 to Zaksa, losing both sets, practically, without a fight, Perugia players managed to gather their strength to win the tie-break – 3-2 (17-25, 29-27, 19-25, 25-23, 15-7) and claim the bronze medal. The second set was especially dramatic as Perugia annulled five set points, avoiding to trail by two sets.

The Serbian Aleksandar Atanasijević poured in 24 points for Perugia. Simone Anzani added 5 kill blocks. The Puerto Rican Maurice Torres scored 22 points for the Polish side Zaksa.

In addition to the silver medal last year, this is the second overall medal of the Italian team in the tournament. Only the shiniest medal is pending...

Semifinals

Zaksa Kędzierzyn-Koźle (POL) vs. Cucine Lube Civitanova (ITA) 1-3 (21-25, 25-22, 15-25, 18-25)

Sir Colussi Sicoma Perugia (ITA) vs. Zenit Kazan (RUS) 0-3 (22-25, 20-25, 20-25)

The match for the bronze medal

Zaksa Kędzierzyn-Koźle (POL) vs. Sir Colussi Sicoma Perugia (ITA) 2-3 (25-17, 27-29, 25-19, 23-25, 7-15)

Final (Sunday, May 13)

18:00 C.E.T.: Cucine Lube Civitanova (ITA) vs. Zenit Kazan (RUS)

 

To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our CEV Volleyball Champions League 2017/2018 / Male / Seniors page.

 

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