European Cup results: CESKE Budejovice start with away win in Champions League group stage

Slovenia’s multiple MEVZA League winners ACH Volley LJUBLJANA suffered a 0-3 (21-25, 15-25, 24-26) away loss at the hands of BERLIN Recycling Volleys (GER) in their men’s Champions League opener earlier this week. Jihostroj CESKE BUDEJOVICE (CZE), on the other hand, overpowered Fenerbahçe ISTANBUL (TUR) in five thrilling sets (25-20, 21-25, 17-25, 25-21, 15-12) on Thursday evening.

PHOTO © CEV
PHOTO © CEV

In the women’s CEV Cup round of 32 Croatia’s reigning champions Mladost ZAGREB celebrated an impressive 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-23) away victory against their national rivals OK KASTELA. UOK Banjaluka Volley BANJA LUKA (BiH) secured a hard-fought 3-2 (30-28, 15-25, 24-26, 25-15, 15-11) home win over ZOK Bimal-Jedinstvo BRCKO (BiH) in another national and MEVZA League derby as well.

Calcit Volley KAMNIK from Slovenia needed four sets (18-25, 25-23, 30-28, 25-18) to overcome PVK Olymp PRAHA (CZE) in the first leg of the women’s Challenge Cup round of 32, while Austria’s national champions Askö LINZ-STEG emerged victorious from their first duel with SIP SEMPETER (SLO), winning 3-1 (25-21, 25-22, 18-25, 25-16).

PHOTO © ASKÖ Linz-Steg
PHOTO © ASKÖ Linz-Steg

The results of the Middle European teams playing in the European Cups this week

CEV Champions League Volley 2020 – Men, leg 1

03.12.: BERLIN Recycling Volleys (GER) vs. ACH Volley LJUBLJANA (SLO) 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 26-24)
05.12.: Fenerbahçe HDI Sigorta ISTANBUL (TUR) vs. Jihostroj CESKE BUDEJOVICE (CZE) 2-3 (20-25, 25-21, 25-17, 21-25, 12-15)

CEV Volleyball Cup 2020 – Women, 16th finals (home matches)

03.12.: CSM TARGOVISTE (ROU) vs. Fatum NYIREGYHAZA (HUN) 2-3 (22-25, 17-25, 29-27, 26-24, 10-15)
04.12.: VK Selmy BRNO (CZE) vs. HÄMEENLINNA (FIN) 3-2 (26-24, 19-25, 21-25, 25-13, 15-13)
04.12.: OK KASTELA (CRO) vs. Mladost ZAGREB (CRO) 0-3 (17-25, 17-25, 23-25)
04.12.: GEN-I Volley NOVA GORICA (SLO) vs. Hermes Volley OOSTENDE (BEL) 0:3 (12-25, 18-25, 19-25)
04.12.: Asterix Avo BEVEREN (BEL) vs. VK PROSTEJOV (CZE) 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-27, 15-8)
04.12.: Unet e-work BUSTO ARSIZIO (ITA) vs. VK UP OLOMOUC (CZE) 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-20)
05.12.: UOK Banjaluka Volley BANJA LUKA (BiH) vs. ZOK Bimal-Jedinstvo BRCKO (BiH) 3-2 (30-28, 15-25, 24-26, 25-15, 15-11)

CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup 2020 – Women, 16th finals (home matches)

04.12.: Slavia EU BRATISLAVA (SVK) vs. Beylikduzu Voleybol ISTANBUL (TUR) 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-21)
04.12.: UTE BUDAPEST (HUN) vs. Yenisei KRASNOYARSK (RUS) 1-3 (18-25, 22-25, 25-22, 23-25)
04.12.: C.S.M. LUGOJ (ROU) vs. Dukla LIBEREC (CZE) 3-0 (28-26, 25-20, 25-13)
04.12.: RIGAS Volejbola Skola (LAT) vs. BEKESCSABAI Röplabda SE (HUN) 1-3 (25-21, 9-25, 15-25, 22-25)
04.12.: Calcit Volley KAMNIK (SLO) vs. PVK Olymp PRAHA (CZE) 3-1 (18-25, 25-23, 30-28, 25-18)
05.12.: SIP SEMPETER (SLO) vs. Askö LINZ-STEG (AUT) 1-3 (21-25, 22-25, 25-18, 16-25)

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