Members of top three leagues in Europe, Copra Piacenza (Italy), Ural Ufa (Russia), Delecta Bydgoszcz (Poland), and Dukla Liberec of the Czech Republic completed the set-up of the Men’s Challenge Cup semi-finals.

 

Maccabi Tel-Aviv – Dukla Liberec 1 – 3 (19-25, 19-25, 25-19, 22-25)

First match: 0 – 3

Maccabi: N. Efron 4, Teixeira 11, Danenberg 10, Rodriguez 16, Vinarsky 4, M. Efron (L) and Karavany 1, Jyarikov

Dukla: Reznicek 2, Burrow 14, Zajicek 10, Hadrava 16, Hysky 20, Stanek 9, Kopacek (L) and Kaminski 1, Demer, Vodvarka  

 

Copra Elior Piacenza – Stroitel Minsk 3 – 0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-18)

First match: 3 – 0

Copra: De Cecco 1, Papi 4, Holt 9, Fei 17, Zlatanov 14, Simon 7, Marra (L) and Vettori 7, Tencati 1, Ogurcak 1, Corvetta

Stroitel: Bazin 2, Radziuk 13, Busel4, Akulich 8,Mikanovich 1, Pranko 3, Likhard (L) and Hernandez 5, Labetski

 

Delecta Bydgoszcz – Radnicki Kragujevac 3 – 0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-19)

First match: 0 – 3

Golden set: 15 – 11

Delecta: Masny 4, Antiga 9, Wrona 17, Konarski 17, Wika 11, Jurkiewicz 4, Debiec (L) and Walinski 2, Lipinski

Radnicki: Ilic 3, N. Stevanovic 7, Radovic 7, Cedic 14, Cirovic7, R. Stevanovic 5, Pantelic (L) and Blagojevic 1, Perovic 6, Jovanovic

 

Galatasaray Istanbul – Ural Ufa 2 – 3 (28-26, 27-25, 13-25, 26-28, 10-15)

First match: 0 – 3

Galatasaray: Kiyak 5, Janic 12, Kisal 5, Nikolov 21, Coskovic 23, Dunge 6, Salparov (L) and Bell 1, Elgaz 1, Peksen 1, Akdeniz

Ural: Falasca 6, Spiridonov 17, Ashchev 14, Vissotto 31, Panteleymonenko 18, Kazakov 6, Verbov (L) and Abramov, Alekseev, Botin, Zhloba

 

Semi – finals:

Copra Elior Piacenza – Dukla Liberec

Ural Ufa – Delecta Bydgoszcz

 

First matches will be played on the 27th of February while rematches one week later.