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10/04/2019 22:30
KAZAN claim repeat of ‘Clash of Titans’ to vie for seventh #CLVolleyM crown
2019 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Men

Luxembourg, April 10, 2019. Zenit KAZAN lived up to their status of leading force in European Volleyball by claiming also the repeat of the ‘Clash of the Titans’ with Sir Colussi Sicoma PERUGIA of Italy. After their 3-2 away victory last week, the Russian armada stormed to a 3-1 win at home at the end of another dramatic, exciting game to stay in contention for an all-time record seventh #CLVolleyM title, what would be their fifth in a row. Wilfredo Leon returned to Kazan for the first time after leaving the Russian club at the end of the last season but he could not help PERUGIA overcome his former team.

Zenit KAZAN (RUS) vs. Sir Colussi Sicoma PERUGIA (ITA) 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-23, 26-24)

•    Zenit KAZAN have reached the Champions League final for the fifth time in a row. The club from Kazan has swept the top honours of the competition for the last four years running.
•    Zenit KAZAN edged Sir Colussi Sicoma PERUGIA in the Champions League for the fourth time – while scoring their 11th straight victory in matches with Italian opposition.
•    In the capital of Tatarstan, Wilfredo Leon played for the first time since leaving Zenit KAZAN in the summer of 2018. Tonight 5,000 spectators watched him in action against his former teammates – the Saint Petersburg Arena was literally packed.
•    Zenit KAZAN setter Alexander Butko suffered a serious ankle injury at the outbreak of the first set, but he still managed to play solid until the end of the match.