Berlin 2015 News


High-class volleyball in front of record-breaking scenery in Max-Schmeling-Halle: The BERLIN Recycling Volleys hosted the Final Four of CEV Champions League for the first time in Germany and celebrated a real volleyball party. In the end the home heroines cheered their bronze medal.  


Though on Saturday they had their share of ups and downs in the semifinal match with hosts BERLIN Recycling Volleys, on their D-Day Zenit KAZAN were able to live up to their status as red-hot favourites for the crown of this year’s CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League – Men. The Tatars cruised to a speedy 3:0 win over Poland’s Asseco Resovia RZESZOW (25-22, 25-23, 25-21) to seize their third title in Europe’s elite competition – they had already topped the charts in 2008 and 2012 – and get the right to compete at this year’s FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship scheduled for late October in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The man of the match – and top scorer with 18 points – was once again the eventual MVP of the Final Four tournament, Cuban-born Wilfredo Leon.  


A historic day for a historic Final Four tournament at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Germany’s capital got started with hosts BERLIN Recycling Volleys cruising to a 3:2 victory (25-21, 19-25, 25-20, 26-28, 23-21) over Poland’s PGE Skra BELCHATOW in the ‘small final’ to notch their first medal in Europe’s elite league. This is to be added to the bronze medals won by SCC BERLIN – the team’s previous denomination – in the 1999 edition of the CEV Volleyball Cup and in the 2010 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup.  

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