Narrow but impressive victory by Roeselare in Champions League volleyball, Maaseik takes option for quarterfinal CEV Cup


After a marathon match of combat volleyball at Champions League level, Roeselare won in Tours with a narrow 2-3. With this, Knack remains in the run for the eighth final at the highest level and the West Flemish are already certain to further convert to Europe in the CEV Cup. Set positions: 23-25, 26-24, 23-25, 30-28, 9-15

Michiel VerheirstraetenBron: BELGIAN

Roeselare stayed on level in the tiebreak, while Tours made an error both offensively and in reception.

Thinking is turned off

Menen also lost his fifth match in the Champions League volleyball on Wednesday. Against the Italian Trentino, three-time winner of the Champions League and runner-up last year, it became 0-3 (15-25, 19-25, 16-25).

The fifth defeat without a set win meant the mathematical elimination for the Belgian champion. In the final match against the Czech Karlovarsko, only honor can be saved in two weeks. Trentino leads Group D with the maximum of fifteen points.

Maaseik takes option for quarterfinals in CEV Cup

In the play-off round of the CEV Cup volleyball, Maaseik won 3-1 against the Czech Ceske Budejovice on Wednesday. The set scores were 25-22, 20-25, 25-17 and 25-22. The second leg will follow in two weeks in the Czech Republic. The winner will meet one of the worst numbers three from the Champions League in the quarter-finals.

Ghent women suffer 3-2 defeat in Spain

In the eighth finals of the CEV Cup for women’s teams, Ghent lost its first leg against Spanish Kiele Socuellamos 3-2 on Wednesday. It gave away a 0-2 lead. The set scores were 20-25, 23-25, 25-15, 25-19 and 15-13. The second leg will be played next Wednesday.

The winner of the game will meet Spain’s Gran Canaria or Poland’s Budowlani Lodz in a play-off round for a quarter-final against a team from the Champions League. Gran Canaria won its first leg against Lodz 3-1 (20-25, 25-10, 25-21, 25-22).

Asterix Avo takes option on Challenge Cup quarterfinals

Asterix Avo Beveren recorded a 1-3 win against Greek Aris Saloniki in the first leg of his eighth final in the Challenge Cup for women’s teams on Wednesday. The set scores were 22-25, 25-21, 23-25 ​​and 23-25. The second leg will be played next Wednesday.

With a win, the Belgian champion will give the Portuguese Kairos Ponta Delgada or the Romanian CSM Lugoj a place in the semi-finals. They play their first leg on Thursday.

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