1. For Hebar PAZARDZHIK, Tuesday's match will be a debut in the group stage of the Champions League.
2. JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel will play in the Champions League for the tenth time in club’s history.
3. In the last two editions of the Champions League, JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel lost to COVID. In 2020, the season has ended prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In that momment team from Upper Silesia advanced to the quarter-finals. On the other hand, in 2021 edition appearance of Polish team in 4th Round was torpedoed by the SARS-CoV-2 infections found among the players and staff members before participation in tournaments in BERLIN and KAZAN.
4. The captain of JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel, Benjamin Toniutti, won the CEV Champions League Volley 2021, representing another polish team Grupa Azoty ZAKSA KEDZIERZYN-KOZLE.
5. In the team of JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel there are three current Olympic Champions from TOKYO. They were all representing French national team: Setter Benjamin Toniutti, Wing-spiker Trevor Clevenot and Opposite Stephen Boyer.
Benjamin Toniutti on his Champions League goals
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JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel team huddle
Ivan Stanev of Hebar PAZARDZHIK setting
Rhe libero of Hebar PAZARDZHIK Teodor Salparov, disappointed after the loss
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JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel with an easy win
Jastrzebski Wegiel outclassed in three sets the #CLVolleyM rookies from Hebar Pazardzhik. The Polish team dominated on all counts, but it was their excellent game on the blocking (12 compared to one by Hebar) and at the service line (nine aces to only one by their opponents) that helped them seize the victory in less than an hour. Jurij Gladyr of the winning team, with 13 points to his name, and 88% efficiency in attack, was named MVP of the game
The opposite of Jastrzębski Węgiel, Stephen Boyer, who suffered a metacarpal fracture and is facing an operation in France, was not on the roster of the Polish squad in the Tuesday game. However, the hosts counted on the support of the Olympic champion Trevor Clevenot, who actually made his debut in Europe’s elite competition, finishing with three successful blocks to his name.
The encounter was an interesting one also for the setter of the Bulgarian team - Gjorgi Gjorgiev, who, in the previous, competed in the hall in Jastrzębie as a player of Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie. Another player of Hebar, the libero Teodor Salparov, also was familiar with the Polish court, as he had faced in his career the home team, playing for the team of Zenit Kazan.
“It was my first match in CEV Champions League and after this match, I am very happy. We won 3-0, and it was important to start like this in this edition of that competition.”
Oustide spiker of Jastrzębski Węgiel
“After all the games that we had in the previous rounds, I expected a hard game here, in Poland. Jastrzębski Węgiel is a really good opponent, but there is no excuse for us loosing like this. We had some health and injury problems, but, still, this is not an excuse. This was our worst game so far in the competition.”
Setter of Hebar Pazardzhik
The match in numbers
The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.
The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.
Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.
The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.
An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.
The number of successful point winning blocks of JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel compared to Hebar PAZARDZHIK.
JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel number of service aces compared to Hebar PAZARDZHIK
Errors leading to points of JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel, next to those from Hebar PAZARDZHIK