ŁKS Commercecon Łódź to Face Off against Pool Leaders in the CEV Champions League Volley


Article Thu, Nov 30 2023

ŁKS Commercecon Łódź started its competition in the Champions League with a 1-3 loss against Volei Alba Blaj, complicating its path to promotion. In the next round, the Łódź team confidently defeated Prometey Dnipro (3-0), but they are still in 3rd position in the table of Group E.

This is the result of the division of points in the match of the 2nd round between Alba and Volero. The victory of the French team 3:2 made the team from Le Cannet the leader of the group. E. The team from Romania takes 2nd place. Therefore, you can be sure that the competition in the group E will be fierce until the last round.

When it comes to the domestic league, ŁKS Commercecon Łódź is doing better and better. After a bad start, Squirrels is on the upswing. In the last round, the team from Łódź defeated #VolleyWrocław 3-0. Roberta Ratzke willingly took advantage of the good disposition of her middle blockers – Aleksandra Gryka scored 16 points and Kamila Witkowska 12. The first middle blocker recorded 86% effectiveness in the attacking element, and the second 62%.

Gryka, chosen MVP of this match, emphasized after the final whistle that over time the team had learned to play patiently and not lose concentration. Currently, ŁKS Commercecon Łódź is in 5th place in the table, although it is increasingly close to rivals.

The Volero Le Cannet volleyball players are certainly not satisfied with their position in the French league table. So far, they have played 8 matches, won 5 of them and are currently in 6th position in the classification.

In the last round, the Volero volleyball players defeated the Quimper Volley 29 3-0. The team leader was Viktoria Russu, who scored 17 points (54% attack effectiveness). 10 points Anastasia Lyashko added 9, and Alina Popova added 9.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Volero Le Cannet team? In what elements can the Polish champion gain an advantage?

We asked coach Alessandro Chiappini for an analysis. – For sure is a team with physical skills, with a good setter which is able to use a lot the middle blockers and as well to change the tactic game by game. We have to create problem in their reception system to don’t let them play in system. This will be the main goal, and after this we must work with good technics to control as much as possible their outside hitters – said the coach of Squirrels.

In France, ŁKS Commercecon will be supported by a group of fans from Łódź. The teams will play a rematch in January, and coach Chiappini is already encouraging fans from outside Poland to come watch the important match and at the same time take advantage of the tourist attractions of Łódź. – I highly recommend and invite Le Cannet fans and others to visit Łódź, not only to watch a good match, but above all to get to know this unique city.

Of course, I suggest taking a walk along Piotrkowska Street, which is very characteristic, full of great clubs and very lively. Manufaktura, one of many very successful architectural renovations where art, culture, relaxation, shopping and entertainment meet. I would also recommend visiting several museums, e.g. textile museums, then the Jewish cemetery, street art points, city parks, the Rose Passage and many other interesting things – recommended an Italian trainer who has been living in Poland for years.

The ŁKS Commercecon Łódź team will be facing a real marathon of matches in the near future. – We have 5 matches in 12 days, and 4 of them are away. So is clear that is not time to work. For this reason, the week before we invest a lot in the physical and technical work to better prepared for this „tour de force”. Thanks God the last 4 victories in the row gave us more confidence and good spirit to overcome the hard period which we are going to face. Then game by game we must dedicate time to recovery, match analysis, and small part to the physical and technical work – concluded Alessandro Chiappini.

The CEV Champions League Volley match between Volero Le Cannet and ŁKS Commercecon Łódź will take place on Thursday, November 30, at 8:30 p.m. CET.