Jastrzębski Węgiel is the leader of Group D after four matches. The team will play on Wednesday he had to play a little longer than expectedbut he took control of the situation and dominated his rivals.
The starting six of the Polish champions will face their rival from the Czech Republic This time, Norbert Huber, who had recently performed very well, was missingalso started in the reserve Rafał Szymura. However, the first set against a team that had not won even a point in the Champions League turned out to be unexpectedly difficult for the hosts. The rivals quite quickly gained a small, two-point lead and consistently maintained it.
Tomasz Fornal had problems in receiving the serve, but also in attacking. Coach Marcelo Mendez he lost patience with the Polish representative when the Jastrzębie team was already losing 14:18. After a while, the Czech team finally made a mistake that had been effective so far Alejandro Gonzalez Rodriguez, but it was a one-time mistake. Szymura’s replacement for Fornal did not help: the guests’ most effective volleyball player scored eight points, and the Polish champion lost 21:25.
Jastrzębski Węgiel is effectively making up for losses. A definite answer
However, the defeat in the first game apparently irritated the Jastrzębski Węgiel volleyball players. They started attacking from the beginning of the second and quickly took a 5-1 lead. They definitely improved their serve and also their reception of their rivals’ serves. Benjamin Toniutti so he had much more room to play, losing his opponents’ block at the net.
Fornal was also rebuilt. He started with a service ace and stabilized the reception. It’s true that he still wasn’t very effective in attack, but Jean Patry bore the brunt of the offensive. The French attacker scored five points in the second set, and the hosts’ advantage was growing quickly. It was a set without history, the Jastrzębie team won 25:17.
At the beginning of the third set, the visiting team is led by an experienced Polish coach Andrzej Kowal, she started playing better again. Jastrzębie, on the other hand, spoiled a lot of plays. However, when the Czechs also started making mistakes in their attack, the hosts were leading 13:10.
From then on, the Polish champions began to outdo their rivals for good. Patry performed brilliantly and added spectacular single blocks to his successful attacks. The players from České Budějovice were no longer able to fight. Jastrzębie won again 25:17.
Volleyball Champions League. Formality in the fourth game
Jastrzębie has not lost a single point in this edition of the Champions League, even in the fourth set They made sure to avoid a mishap this time. They gained an advantage thanks to Patry’s serves – when they were winning 8:4, Kowal asked for a break.
He also helped the team with his service Yuri Gladyr, the advantage reached seven points. Szymura, who replaced him from the second set, performed well Marko Sedlacek. The fourth game ended with an unsuccessful serve by the guests – Jastrzębie won for the third time 25:17, and the whole match 3:1. Patry was chosen the best player of the match.
Jastrzębski Węgiel: Patry, M’Baye, M. Sedlacek, Toniutti, Gladyr, Fornal – Popiwczak (libero) and Sclater, Skruders, Szymura, Jóźwik
Jihostroi: Emmer, Luengas, Gonzalez, Balabanov, Taylor-Parks, O. Sedlacek – Kovarik (libero) and Van Schie, Ondrović
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