No way for Trentino Itas in Champions League Final

Trentino Itas – Grupa Azoty Kedzierzyn-Kozle 0-3 (22-25, 20-25, 30-32) – Trentino Itas: Kaziyski 16, D’Heer 0, Michieletto 13, Sbertoli 1, Pinali 0, Lavia 6, Zenger (L), Podrascanin 5, Lisinac 9. N.E. Cavuto, Albergati, Sperotto, De Angelis. All. Lorenzetti.
Grupa Azoty Kedzierzyn-Kozle: Kaczmarek 13, Rejno 3, Janusz 0, Kluth 0, Sliwka 7, Semeniuk 27, Smith 10, Shoji (L). N.E. Kosian, Staszewski, Kalembka, Kozlowski, Zalinski, Banach. All. Cretu. ARBITRI: Collados, Ozbar. NOTE – durata set: 31′, 26′, 39′; tot: 96′.

No way for Trentino Itas: in the CEV Super Finals in Ljubljana the team coached by Angelo Lorenzetti surrenders 3-0 to the reigning European champions of Grupa Azoty Kedzierzyn-Kozle, who manage to defend the title and do not grant discounts to the Italian team, stopping it one step away from success for the second year in a row. The Trentino players try to keep up with the Poles who, however, prove to be more lucid and effective in the final set, with the third closed 32-30 from the formation of Cretu. MVP of the evening the hitter Kamil Semeniuk, with 74% in attack and 27 points on the scoresheet. Zaksa thus becomes the fourth team to win two Champions in a row, after Lokomotiv Belgorod (2002/03 and 2003/04), Itas itself, then also winner of the third (2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11) and Zenit Kazan (four successes from 2014 to 2018). This is the third defeat in six Champions League Finals for Trentino Itas, which puts on file a positive season full of surprises, including the Del Monte® Supercoppa won at the beginning of the season.

The assault on the fourth Champions League in its history remains bewitched for Trentino Itas. The dream of overturning the result of the previous edition and returning to write, after eleven years, the name in the roll of honor of the most prestigious international event for Clubs, for the yellow-blue team has died out to the advantages of the third set of this match. evening at the Stozice Arena in Ljubljana. On Slovenian soil today Trento was unable to complete its splendid continental course, losing 0-3 in front of the Poles of Groupa Azoty Kedzierzyn-Kozle. The reigning champions therefore confirmed, twelve and a half months after the Verona Final, their hegemony in the European field, hitting a one-two history and culminating a season that had seen them win everything also in Poland with a very continuous and devoid of major flaws in which Semeniuk (best scorer and mvp of the match thanks to 27 personal points with 74%) was able to exalt and exalt his teammates. The Poles had a better approach to the match, managing to contain the return of their opponents afterwards, which with the flare-ups of Kaziyski (the best of his with 16 winning balls and 57% in attack) and Michieletto (3 blocks and an ace for a total of 13 points) have often tried to reverse the trend but failed. The long arm wrestling waged in the final of the third set showed how Trentino Itas was often close to the opponent without ever having the concrete possibility of reopening the match, well channeled by Kedzierzyn-Kozle in every single fraction.

Albo d’oro Champions League

2000/01 Paris Volley (FRA)
2001/02 Lube Banca Marche Macerata (ITA)
2002/03 Lokomotiv Belgorod (RUS)
2003/04 Lokomotiv Belgorod (RUS)
2004/05 Tours VB (FRA)
2005/06 Sisley Treviso (ITA)
2006/07 Vfb Friedrichshafen (GER)
2007/08 Dinamo Kazan (RUS)
2008/09 Trentino Volley (ITA)
2009/10 Trentino BetClic (ITA)
2010/11 Trentino BetClic (ITA)
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 (ITA)
2019/20 non assegnata
2020/21 Grupa Azoty Kedzierzyn-Kozle (POL)
2021/22 Grupa Azoty Kedzierzyn-Kozle (POL)

Link albo d’oro Coppa dei Campioni:
https://www.legavolley.it/eventi/albo-doro-coppe-europee/albo-doro-coppa-dei-campioni/