Sam Deroo and his team Dinamo Moscow narrowly won the first leg of the final of the CEV Cup volley for men’s teams. Deroo and co won in a Russian game against Zenit St. Petersburg 3-2 (26-28, 25-18, 20-25, 26-24 and 15-9).
The return of the final will follow next Thursday (March 25) in Saint Petersburg.
Zenit did not easily eliminate Maaseik in the semi-finals. After all, the Limburgers made up for the 3-1 away defeat from the first leg in the return game with a 3-0 win, but in the following golden set Maaseik still had to give up 16-18. In that golden set, the Limburgers came 10-14, but they were then unable to cash in six match balls.