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13/02/2019 23:10
A cruel Golden Set for Benfica as Belogorie qualify for #CEVChallengeCupM semis
2019 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup - Men

Lisbon, Portugal, February 13, 2019. Belogorie BELGOROD secured a spot in the semis of the 2019 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup – Men after taking the all-important Golden Set in response to a tremendous game by the Reds of Sport LISBOA e Benfica. Benfica secured a 3-0 win in the return match of the quarterfinals and fought until the end, with a great performance, but lost the Golden Set to their Russian opponent.

•    The first set was very competitive and balanced with two teams fighting for each point like it was the last one, but Benfica, looking very motivated, ran away with the set at 25-18.
•    Pushed by the supporters, Benfica started strong in the second set. The Russians tried to come back but their efforts were just not enough. It ended 25-23 and with another win for the home team.
•    The third set was very balanced. There were ties at 5-5 and 15-15 but the Reds ended up achieving a 25-22 win, thus forcing the Golden Set!
•    Belogorie started better there and managed to hold on to their lead until the end to qualify for the semis.
Marcel Matz, head coach of Benfica: “I am proud of the team, as they played very well. It was a game of high intensity, both mentally and physically. Some details made the difference. I am satisfied, but it is never easy to lose.”

Marc-Anthony Honoré, player of Benfica: “Benfica has a lot of quality in its Volleyball and, today, we showed that once more. The atmosphere was unbelievable. We played at a top level, and it was exciting. I am proud of the team and of the supporters.”

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