CEV Men’s Champions League Playoffs Update

  0 Wendy Mayer | April 10th, 2017 | CEV European Champions League, Pro Indoor

The race for the final three spots in the CEV Men’s Champions League Final Four is under way as the first leg of the home and home series were played last Wednesday. The teams will  wrap up action on Wednesday and Thursday. After last week’s matches, Berlin Recycling Volleys, Cucine Lube Civitanova and defending CEV champion Zenit Kazan are in the driver’s seat.

Berlin Recycling Volleys, of the German Bundesliga, defeated Dynamo Moscow, of the Russian Super League, dropping the first two sets and rebounding for the 23-25, 22-25, 25-19, 25-18, 15-10 win in Berlin.

The teams will meet again on Wednesday in Moscow at 1 p.m. ET. Live stats are available here.

Watch video from last week’s match here.

Cucine Lube Civatanova , of the Italian Serie A, dropped its league rival Azimut Modena via sweep (25-23, 25-18, 29-27) in Modena. The teams will face off on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. ET in Civitanova, Italy. Live stats are available here.

The Azimut Modena roster includes Max Holt, a Penn State product and 2016 U.S. Olympic team member. Holt accounted for five points – three kills, one block and an ace – in last week’s match.

The Lube Civatanova roster includes setter Micah Christenson, who played collegiately at USC and is a member of the U.S. national team. Christenson managed two blocks against Modena.

Watch video from last week’s match here.

Zenit Kazan, of the Russian Super League, started its Final Four push with a 3-1 win over league foe Belogorie Belgorod . Zenit Kazan won the match 25-14, 25-17, 23-25, 26-24 in Kazan, Russia. Belogorie won the CEV title in 2014.

Zenit features Matt Anderson, opposite from the 2016 U.S. Olympic team, who played collegiately at Penn State. Anderson accounted for 15 points in last week’s match, managing 12 kills and three aces.

The teams will face off again at 3 p.m. ET Thursday in Belgorod, Russia. Live stats are available here.

Watch video from last week’s match here.



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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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