Volleyball, Ivan Zaytsev in the championship semifinal. Tsar drags Kuzbass Kemerovo and eliminates Kazan – OA Sport

Volleyball, Ivan Zaytsev in the championship semifinal. Tsar drags Kuzbass Kemerovo and eliminates Kazan – OA Sport
Volleyball, Ivan Zaytsev in the championship semifinal. Tsar drags Kuzbass Kemerovo and eliminates Kazan – OA Sport
Ivan Zaytsev qualified for the semifinal of the Russian championship. The Tsar literally dragged his Kuzbass Kemerovo against Zenit Kazan, winning 3-2 (21-25; 25-17; 20-25; 25-18; 15-13). The opposite of the Italian national team has scored 26 points (56% in attack) and thus ousted the opposing battleship from the contention for the title. Zaytsev was impeccable in the tie-break: attack of 13-13 and counterattack of 14-13, then closing on Earvin Ngapeth’s error.

Ivan Zaytsev, who has won two league titles in Italy (in 2014 with Civitanova, in 2018 with Perugia), will return to the field tomorrow to face Lokomotiv Novosibirsk in the direct match that will define the first place in group B. In the other group Dinamo Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg have collected one victory each, tomorrow the Capitoline will cross the not irresistible Fakel Novy Urengoy.

On Friday space for the two semifinals crossed in a dry match, then on Saturday the final that will assign the championship, also in Moscow. These are important performances for Ivan Zaytsev, who is preparing for the Tokyo Olympics and who could return to play in Italy next season.

Photo: Valerio Origo