The Triumph of Lube

“This week we made history of italian volleyball”. there were the words of Champions League Final MVP cuban italian Osmany Juantorena, after lifting the Champions League Cup and after winning Credem Banca Superleague five days ago at tie break in Perugia at PalaBarton.

An outstanding and terrific win for Cucina Lube Civitanova in Berlin in Champions League Final versus four times in a row champs Zenit Kazan, snapping the streak of wins of Alekno’s team. It was a great performance for Ferdinando De Giorgi’s team after the clear loss of first set 16-25, fighting back in next two sets, dominating the opponents 25-15 and 25-12, taking the lead in the count of the sets, and finally winning the fourth 25-19 stepping back onto the roof of Europe, winning with a well deserved Champions League after 17 years. An italian team was back atop Europe after 8 years of russian dominion, after the 2011 win of Trentino Betclic.

Best scorer for Cucine Lube Civitanova was bulgarian opposite Tsvetan Sokolov with 17 points, and Osmany Juantorena with 14. For Zenit Kazan the top scorer were former modena Volley player Earvin Ngapeth with 14 points, and future Modena Volley player Matt Anderson with 12.

2018 CEV Champions League
Zenit Kazan – Cucine Lube Civitanova 1-3 (25-16, 15-25, 12-25, 19-25)

Zenit Kazan – Cucine Lube Civitanova 1-3 (25-16, 15-25, 12-25, 19-25) – Zenit Kazan: Anderson 12, Surmachevskiy 0, Volvich 3, Alekno 0, Likhosherstov 5, Alekseev 1, Ngapeth 14, Butko 0, Samoylenko 3, Verbov (L), Mikhailov 10. N.E. Kononov, Krotkov, Spiridonov. All. Alekno. Cucine Lube Civitanova: Sokolov 17, Kovar 0, D’Hulst 0, Marchisio (L), Juantorena Portuondo 14, Stankovic 6, Diamantini 0, Leal Hidalgo 15, Cantagalli 0, Simon Aties 9, Mossa De Rezende 0, Balaso (L). N.E. Massari, Cester. All. De Giorgi. ARBITRI: Mokry, Akinci. NOTE – durata set: 24′, 26′, 20′, 29′; tot: 99′.

MVP: Osmany Juantorena
Spettatori: 9.046

 

CHAMPIONS CUP
(la Coppa Campioni diventa Champions League dal 2000/01)
1960 CSKA Mosca (URSS)
1960/61 Rapid Bucarest (ROM)
1961/62 CSKA Mosca (URSS)
1962/63 Rapid Bucarest (ROM)
1963/64 SC Leipzig (GDR)
1964/65 Rapid Bucarest (ROM)
1965/66 Dinamo Bucarest (ROM)
1966/67 Dinamo Bucarest (ROM)
1967/68 Spartak Brno (CEC)
1968/69 CSKA Sofia (BUL)
1969/70 Burevestnik Alma Ata (URSS)
1970/71 Burevestnik Alma Ata (URSS)
1971/72 Zetor Zbroyovka Brno (CEC)
1972/73 CSKA Mosca (URSS)
1973/74 CSKA Mosca (URSS)
1974/75 CSKA Mosca (URSS)
1975/76 Dukla Liberec (CEC)
1976/77 CSKA Mosca (URSS)
1977/78 Plomien Milowice (POL)
1978/79 Stella Rossa Bratislava (CEC)
1979/80 Klippan CUS Torino
1980/81 Dinamo Bucarest (ROM)
1981/82 CSKA Mosca (URSS)
1982/83 CSKA Mosca (URSS)
1983/84 Santal Parma
1984/85 Santal Parma
1985/86 CSKA Mosca (URSS)
1986/87 CSKA Mosca (URSS)
1987/88 CSKA Mosca (URSS)
1988/89 CSKA Mosca (URSS)
1989/90 Philips Modena
1990/91 CSKA Mosca (C.S.I.)
1991/92 Il Messaggero Ravenna
1992/93 Il Messaggero Ravenna
1993/94 Edilcuoghi Ravenna
1994/95 Sisley Treviso
1995/96 Las Daytona Modena
1996/97 Las Daytona Modena
1997/98 Casa Modena Unibon
1998/99 Sisley Treviso
1999/00 Sisley Treviso

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
2000/01 Paris Volley (FRA)
2001/02 Lube Macerata
2002/03 Lokomotiv Belgorod (RUS)
2003/04 Lokomotiv Belgorod (RUS)
2004/05 Tours (FRA)
2005/06 Sisley Treviso
2006/07 VfB Friedrichshafen (GER)
2007/08 Dinamo Kazan (RUS)
2008/09 Trentino Volley
2009/10 Trentino BetClic
2010/11 Trentino BetClic
2011/12 Zenit Kazan (RUS)
2012/13 Lokomotiv Novosibirsk (RUS)
2013/14 Belogorie Belgorod (RUS)
2014/15 Zenit Kazan (RUS)
2015/16 Zenit Kazan (RUS)
2016/17 Zenit Kazan (RUS)
2017/18 Zenit Kazan (RUS)
2018/19 Cucine Lube Civitanova