Berlin Recycling Volleys have lodged a complaint against the CEV as a mistake took place in their final match against VfB Friedrichshafen in the 2018 CEV Champions League.
The mistake left the match at least one point short of completion, as the score was tied up in the third set 8-8, the score table accidentally added two points for VfB instead of one. This later affected the ending score of the set, as Berlin’s complaint said that the final score was 24-22 instead of 25-22 as it officially reads. With this, Berlin was shorted one point in the match of being able to potentially make a comeback in the third set and force a fourth set that could have kept them in the competition.
The final score of the match set VfB with a 3-0, (25-19, 25-23, 25-22) sweep over Berlin. The previous match saw VfB win in a five-set thriller 3-2, (25-22, 23-25, 25-23, 18-25, 15-12). A sweep or four-set win for VfB in the second meeting would automatically put them through to the Playoffs 6, not needing a golden set to determine the winner of the series. This now, put Berlin in a tough spot because they feel shorted in the match as they could have potentially stretched the match to the fifth set and won which would have granted them the golden set be played.
It is uncertain yet if anything will come of the complaint but the Playoff 6 matches for the Champions League are set to begin on April 4.