Last night, Zenit won their match in straight sets vs Yugra-Samotlor. With that win, Zenit has secured their position on top of the table, and win regular season. According to Russian Superleague format, the top 2 teams in the regular season would secure their places in Final 6, they don’t have to play the additional play-off round. Dinamo Moscow is the current No.2 team in the league, but safe to say, it would be a race between Dinamo, Lokomotiv, and Belogorie. So Zenit, safely through to another play-off phase. Who do you think will follow them safely to the Final 6 as No. 2 team?
Dinamo MOSCOW rallied to a comprehensive 3-0 away victory (25-20, 25-17, 25-16) in their matchup with hosts Arkas IZMIR on schedule for the Playoffs 12 of the 2017 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Men.
Arkas IZMIR had finished as the runners-up in Pool C and following the Drawing of Lots for the Playoffs 12, the Turkish team had to play Dinamo MOSCOW, who had taken the second place in Pool A. The visitors from the Russian capital played with much intensity and a lot of consistency right from the beginning of the match, this resulting in a 25-20 win. Dinamo MOSCOW set the pace from start to end of the second set (8-7, 16-10), as they produced a 25-17 score to double their lead in the match. Arkas IZMIR tried to put up a fight in the third set but Dinamo were not to stop and by means of their imposing blocks and powerful serves, the Russians rallied to a 25-16 win to seal a 3-0 victory. Yury Berezhko top scored in the match with 17 points for Dinamo MOSCOW, as Cuban-born Michael Sanchez Bozhulev recorded 12 for Arkas.