Trento, 05 December 2019
It’s time to play the 2020 CEV Champions League!
It’s is almost finished the countdown for the return of Trentino Volley in the CEV Champions League. The match against the Turkish of Fenerbahce (planned at 8:30 pm the 12th of December) will mark the return in the well-known continental competition for Trentino Volley at the BLM Group Arena. Just a week. 616 days have passed since the last match played in this competition (it was the quarter-final return match against Civitanova, lost at the tie break on the 12th of April 2018).
The match will start the fourteenth ever participation in a continental competition, also taking into account the eight previous games in the CEV Champions League (six consecutive between year 2008 and 2014 and then also those of 2016 and 2018), four in the CEV Cup (2005, 2015, 2017, 2019, with a victory related to the last edition) and one in the Top Teams Cup (2005).
There’re a lot of memories linked to the CEV Champions League we need to remember: the first one related to the 5th of April 2009 in Prague when the gialloblù team won 3-1 against Iraklis Thessaloniki by gaining the title after having overcome Macerata in the derby and conclude the competition in a net way (12 wins out of 12 matches played); the second one related to the 2nd of May 2010 with the big success over Dinamo Mosca at the Atlas Arena in Lodz; the third one related to the unforgettable 27th of March 2011 when they won 3-1 over Kazan at the PalaOnda in Bolzano.The South Tyrolean final was the last match played in the tournament before the one played in Poland in 2016 that ended with second place; in the archives also a third place, relating to the 2012 edition.
Shown below the STATISTICAL DETAILS of Trentino Volley in CEV Champions League
Matches played: 84 (37 at home, 47 away)
Victories: 66 (32 at home, 34 away)
Defeats: 18 (5 at home, 13 away)
Victories for 3-0: 41 (25 at home, 16 away)
Victories for 3-1: 20 (6 at home, 14 away)
Victories for 3-2: 5 (1 at home, 4 away)
Defeats for 3-2: 11 (4 at home, 7 away)
Defeats for 3-1: 3 (3 away)
Defeats for 3-0: 4 (1 at home, 3 away)
Sets won: 223
Sets lost: 84
Longer series of victories: 15 victories in row between November 2008 and December 2009
The player more present: Emanuele Birarelli (47 matches out of 74 total played)
The shorter match: Trentino Volley - Portol Palma Mallorca 3-0 of the 18th February 2009 (63’ minutes)
The longest match: Trentino Diatec – Zaksa Kedzierzyn-Kozle 2-3 of the 14th February 2018 (139’ minutes)
The opponents of Trentino Volley in CEV Champions League: 5 Polish teams (Belchatow, Czestochowa, Jastrzebski, Kedzierzyn-Kozle and Rzeszow); 3 Russian teams (Belgorod, Kazan and Moscow), 3 Belgian teams (Roeselare, Maaseik and Lennik), 3 Greek teams (Olympiacos, Paok and Iraklis), 3 French teams (Beauvais, Chaumont and Tours); 2 Serbian teams (Stella Rossa and Paritzan Belgrade), 2 Spanish teams (Mallorca and Teruel); 2 German teams (Berlin, Friedrichshafen); 1 Austrian team (Wien), 1 Czech team (Budejovice), 1 Italian team (Macerata), 1 Romanian team (Zalau), 1 Slovenian team (Bled), 1 Swiss team (Lugano), 1 Turkish team (Izmir)
The away games of Trentino Volley in CEV Champions League: 9 trips in Poland (Czestochowa, Cracow, three times in Kedzierzyn-Kozle, Rzeszow and three times in Lodz); 6 trips in Belgium (Roeselare and five times in Maaseik); 4 trips in Russia (two times in Belgorod and two time in Moscow) and in France (Beauvais, Reims and two times in Tours); 2 trips in Germany (Friedrichshafen and in Berlin), Spain (Palma de Mallorca and Teruel), Serbia (two times in Belgrade), Greece (Athens and Salonicco) and Turkey (2 times in Izmir); 1 in Austria (Wien), Romania (Zalau), Slovenia (Lubiana) and Switzerland (Lugano)
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