The Polish men’s PlusLiga is one of the best in the world and is in their 19th round of the season. In a match featuring Luknicka and Espadon, five records were either written or broken in the five-set match.
Luknichka dramatically took the match over Espadon 3-2, (25-20, 25-21, 18-25, 40-42, 20-18). The winning side went up early in the match 2-0 but faltered in the next two sets, allowing Espadon to force a deciding fifth set. Luknichka was able to complete what they started to win the final set 20-18.
The win for Luknichka marked just their 5th win of the year in the PlusLiga.
The Records Broken
For the entire match, a total of 254 points were scored, improving on the previous record by 5 points. One of the sets in the match extended well past the normal stopping point of 25 because of the “win by 2” rule, putting the score at 42-40 – a total of 82 points in the set, improving on the previous record by 4 points.
As far as time, the match featured a set that pushed a nearly hour-long set at 55 minutes. The fifth set also broke a record with a 23-minute fight for the win. In total, the match took 159 minutes or 2 hours and 39 minutes to complete – breaking a Polish League record.