Club Volleyball

    A Week That Concerns the Standings in Poland


    Article Fri, Dec 3 2021
    Author: Alperen Bakırlıoğlu

    With the start of the CEV Champions League Volley, Europe's best teams have gone into a more intense tempo and will take the court this weekend to continue their successful performances in the domestic leagues.

    The reigning CEV Champions League Volley champion Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle will host GKS Katowice in the tenth round of the Polish PlusLiga. Winning all ten matches they played in the league, ZAKSA is now comfortably in the lead. At the same time, they had no trouble against Slovenia's OK Maribor in their first challenge in the CEV Champions League Volley and showed how much they wanted to win the trophy once again.

    ZAKSA is in the first position on the overall standings; however, there is quite a lot of competition for the second place, and two matches will be played that are closely related to this contention. In the first of these clashes, another CEV Champions League Volley participant Jastrzebski Wegiel, who won seven of the ten fights they played so far, will visit Indykpol AZS Olsztyn.


    Although Jastrzebski is currently in second place, this could change if fourth-placed with only two defeats in nine games, Olsztyn wins this battle. Lastly, Jastrzebski passed Hebar Pazardzhik on their debut in the CEV Champions League Volley before the tough test in the league.

    Poland's other CEV Champions League Volley representative Projekt Warszawa will host Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie at home. Warszawa, just like Jastrzebski, has seven victories in ten encounters and is third in the overall standings. On the other hand, Zawiercie played nine matches and succeeded in winning seven of them.


    If the CEV Champions League squads manage to beat their opponents, all four teams competing for second place will have three defeats.

    Sir Sicoma Monini Perugia, who started the tournament well by beating the last SuperFinalist Diatec Trentino 3-0 in their CEV Champions League Volley opener, will meet Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia in the tenth round of the Italian Men's Super League.


    Another squad that won their first match in CEV Champions League Volley, Fenerbahçe HDI Istanbul will visit Arkasspor, which won their last game in the CEV Cup after five sets, in the 11th week of the Turkish Efeler League.