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Date: 12 April 2019, 15:00
Source: CEV
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Zenit KAZAN vs. Cucine Lube is the #CLVolleyM Super Final!

Zenit KAZAN and Cucine Lube CIVITANOVA will be playing the CEV Champions League Volley 2019 Super Final in Berlin on May 18 after emerging victorious from their respective semi-finals.

It will be a repeat of last year’s gold medal match with Zenit KAZAN vying for their fifth title in a row – and seventh overall – while Lube will be aiming at their first such crown since seizing the title back in 2002. Zenit edged Sir Colussi Sicoma PERUGIA again, this time by 3-1, while Lube were merciless in their home matchup with Poland’s PGE Skra BELCHATOW (3-0).

•    Zenit KAZAN were the first team to qualify for the Super Final following their 3-1 home victory over Sir Colussi Sicoma PERUGIA.
•    Despite an ankle injury he suffered in the early stages of the match, 2012 Olympic champion Alexander Butko delivered a very solid performance to lead his team to a fifth straight #CLVolleyM gold medal match.
•    Wilfredo Leon returned to play in Kazan for the first time since leaving Zenit at the end of the 2017-2018 season – but his effort was not enough to help PERUGIA come back from their 2-3 setback at home last week.
•    Cucine Lube CIVITANOVA qualified for the Super Final in emphatic style – through a second 3-0 victory in as many matches with PGE Skra BELCHATOW.
•    Osmany Juantorena and Yoandy Leal were the pace setters for Lube, who are the only team not to have suffered a single loss in this year’s Champions League.
•    Zenit KAZAN and Lube will lock horns for the second time this season – as the ‘big match’ in Berlin will be a repeat of the game these teams played at the Club World Championship back in December – which Lube won 3-2.
•    Zenit KAZAN will be going for an all-time fifth straight and seventh overall title to stretch Russia’s supremacy in the competition, which has been lasting since 2012.
•    Lube will try to become the first Italian team to seize the crown since TRENTINO Volley won the title three times in a row between 2009 and 2011.

Zenit KAZAN (RUS) vs. Sir Colussi Sicoma PERUGIA (ITA) 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-23, 26-24)
Cucine Lube CIVITANOVA (ITA) vs. PGE Skra BELCHATOW (POL) 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 27-25)