Kazan won once again, but Lube forced the tie break, fighting as lions. Perugia in third place

Osmany Juantorena
2018 CEV Champions League Final Four
Final
Cucine Lube Civitanova – Zenit Kazan 2-3 (27-29, 25-18, 25-23, 23-25, 15-17)
3° Place
Zaksa Kedzierzyn-Kozle – Sir Colussi Sicoma Perugia 2-3 (25-17, 27-29, 25-19, 23-25, 7-15)
 
Cucine Lube Civitanova – Zenit Kazan 2-3 (27-29, 25-18, 25-23, 23-25, 15-17) – Cucine Lube Civitanova: Juantorena 8, Sander 15, Christenson 3, Stankovic 19, Sokolov 29, Cester 6, Grebennikov (L), Storani (L), Kovar 2, Zhukouski 0. N.E. Casadei, Milan, Marchisio, Candellaro. All. Medei. Zenit Kazan: Butko 2, Anderson 11, Samoylenko 5, Mikhailov 24, Leon 33, Volvich 9, Krotkov (L), Verbov (L), Panteleymonenko 0, Alekseev 0, Gutsalyuk 1. N.E. Kononov, Alekno, Yudin. All. Alekno. ARBITRI: Gerothodoros, Collados. NOTE – durata set: 36′, 27′, 30′, 29′, 26′; tot: 148′.
Nothing to do for Cucine Lube Civitanova in the Champions League Big Final versus Zenit Kazan in front of their own fans, Kazan won for the forth time in a row the most important european trophy, but Giampaolo Medei’s team was great, forcing Kazan to the tie break, and being in front 2-1 in the count of the set. It was a great game for bulgarian opposite Tsvetan Sokolov, 29 points for him, and also great game for captain Dragan Stankovic, 18 points for the serbian middle blocker. Not enough versus the great game of Leon, 33 points, and Mikhailov, 24.
Zaksa Kedzierzyn-Kozle – Sir Colussi Sicoma Perugia 2-3 (25-17, 27-29, 25-19, 23-25, 7-15) – Zaksa Kedzierzyn-Kozle: Toniutti 0, Deroo 21, Wiśniewski 11, Torres 22, Szymura 18, Bieniek 8, Banach (L), Zatorski (L), Jungiewicz 0, Semeniuk 0. N.E. Maziarz, Buszek, Rejno, Falaschi. All. Gardini. Sir Colussi Sicoma Perugia: De Cecco 3, Zaytsev 8, Podrascanin 8, Atanasijevic 24, Russell 15, Anzani 13, Colaci (L), Cesarini (L), Shaw 1, Berger 2, Ricci 0, Siirila 0. N.E. Della lunga, Andrić. All. Bernardi. ARBITRI: Rodriguez jativa, Adler. NOTE – durata set: 23′, 35′, 25′, 29′, 13′; tot: 125′.
Perugia grabbed the third place in Champions League, by wiining at tie break over Andrea Gardini’s Zaksa Kedzierzyn-Kozle. It was a well deserved placing for the Triple Crown winner Perugia, with a great performance once again by Aleksandar Atanasijevic, with 24 points

 

MVPs
SPIKERS: Osmany Juantorena (Cucine Lube Civitanova), Wilfredo Leon (Zenit Kazan)
MIDDLE BLOCKERS: Marko Podrascanin (Sir Colussi Sicoma Perugia), Dragan Stankovic (Cucine Lube Civitanova)
SETTER: Alexander Butko (Zenit Kazan)
OPPOSITE: Tsvetan Sokolov (Cucine Lube Civitanova)
LIBERO: Jenia Grebennikov (Cucine Lube Civitanova)
MVP: Maxim Mikhailov (Zenit Kazan)
 
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)