Club Volleyball

    Last Domestic Clashes Before the CEV Champions League Volley Round 4


    Article Fri, Nov 26 2021
    Author: Alperen Bakırlıoğlu

    With less than a week to go until the start of the 2021-2022 CEV Champions League Volley fourth round, Europe's most elite teams will take their final tests in their domestic leagues against relatively weaker opponents.

    Photo: Twitter Sir Safety Perugia Volley Club

    CEV Champions League Volley participant Sir Sicoma Monini Perugia will face Kioene Padova in their eighth match in the Italian SuperLega.


    Perugia won their first six matches in the league, but after losing in five sets to Leo Shoes PerkinElmer Modena, they suffered their first defeat a few days ago. Padova have five victories in the seven matches they played so far and will want to close the point gap between the top-ranked teams by winning this battle.


    The defending domestic league champion Cucine Lube Civitanova will look to maintain their league lead with a clear win over Top Volley Cisterna this weekend and will aim to show their strength once again before the CEV Champions League Volley.

    Photo: Twitter Fenerbahçe Voleybol

    Turkish representatives of CEV Champions League Volley, Fenerbahce HDI Istanbul, and Ziraat Bankasi Ankara, will take the court against Sorgun Bld. and Afyon Bld. Yüntaş respectively in the tenth round of the Turkish Efeler League.


    Both teams have two defeats in the nine matches they have played, so an unexpected loss from these challenges will also mean a drop in the overall rankings.


    Bulgaria's only team in the CEV Champions League Volley, Hebar Pazardhik will visit Slivnishki Geroy in the eighth round of the Bulgarian SuperLiga. Hebar, who won all six battles they played without losing a set, will aim to continue their invincibility in the league.


    The reigning CEV Champions League Volley titleholder Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle will play an essential encounter for the top of the league in the ninth week of the Polish PlusLiga: Winning all their games in the league, ZAKSA will face Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie, the team who had only had one failure up to now.


    Russian Lokomotiv Novosibirsk and Dinamo Moscow, who are in second and third place in the overall standing with one loss each in eight matches, will face ASK N. Novgorod and Novyi Urengoy in the ninth round, respectively.