- Grupa Azoty Chemik POLICE and A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO meet for the third time in the Champions League, after two encounters in the 2016/17 group stage.
- In 2016/17, both meetings were decided in five sets: a 3-2 win by Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO in Poland and a 3-2 win by Chemik POLICE in Italy.
- Grupa Azoty Chemik POLICE won two of their nine Champions League matches versus Italian teams (both as Chemik POLICE), but both wins came in Italy. Apart from the 3-2 win versus Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO in 2016/17, they also defeated Pomì CASALMAGGIORE in five sets in the 2015/16 group stage.
- Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO's only other Champions League meetings with a team from Poland came in the 2018/19 group stage. As Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO, they recorded two 3-0 wins versus ŁKS Commercecon ŁÓDŹ.
Grupa Azoty Chemik POLICE
- Grupa Azoty Chemik POLICE are competing in their seventh Champions League season. Their best result in the competition is a fourth-place finish on their debut in the 2014/15 campaign.
- Grupa Azoty Chemik POLICE recorded two wins in this season's opening two legs: 3-0 against Fatum NYIREGYHAZA and 3-1 at ZOK UB.
- The Polish side have started a Champions League season with two victories for the fourth time, after 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2020/21. They could win their opening three matches for the first time.
- Grupa Azoty Chemik POLICE could win three successive Champions League matches for the first time.
- Agnieszka Kakolewska (27) won the most points for her team in the opening two legs of this season, including seven from blocks. Jovana Brakocevic Canzian (25), Martyna Czyrnianska (23) and Martyna Lukasik (23) follow closely.
- In the 2020/21 Champions League, Jovana Brakocevic Canzian (118) finished as Grupa Azoty Chemik POLICE's top scorer. Agnieszka Kakolewska won a team-high 21 points from blocks.
Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO
- Defending champions A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO are playing in the Champions League for the seventh time. Last season's title marks their best result, after finishing runners-up in both 2016/17 and 2018/19.
- Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO can become the fourth team to win back-to-back Champions League titles, after RC CANNES (2001/02, 2002/03), Volley BERGAMO (2008/09, 2009/10) and VakıfBank ISTANBUL (2016/17, 2017/18).
- Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO are on a 20-match winning streak in the Champions League (including 16 by 3-0). Their most recent defeat was a 1-3 loss versus Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA in the 2018/19 final on 18 May 2019.
- The Italians defeated ZOK UB and Fatum NYIREGYHAZA in straight set in this season's opening two legs. Last campaign, they did not drop a set until their sixth group stage match.
- The 19-year-old Giorgia Frosini (28) picked up the most points for her team in the opening two matches.
- Joanna Wolosz played for Grupa Azoty Chemik POLICE before joining A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO in 2017.
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A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO celebrating a point
Grupa Azoty Chemik POLICE team huddle
Paola Egonu of A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO spiking
A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO celebrating the first place in the current standing in Pool E
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A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO outclass Grupa Azoty Chemik POLICE
The silver medallists from the World Club Champs and reigning CLVolleyW champions, A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO extended their winning streak to three wins out of three matches so far in Round 4 of the 2022 edition of Europe’s top competition.
In the Super Match of the Week against Grupa Azoty Chemik POLICE, the Italian squad seized a 3-0 victory, collecting another three points in the competition. Halfway in the group phase, the players of head coach Daniele Santarelli top the chart in Pool E. POLICE are second with 2 wins and one loss (6 pts.).
It was a close call in the first set, with Martyna Lukasik from the home side and Hristina Vuchkova of the guests starting good. After a cat-and-mouse game, it was Kathryn Plummer who aced and spiked successfully, making the difference in Conegliano’s favour grow at 21-16. Egonu was impeccable in these moments as well.
A good combination with Vuchkova on the serve and Egonu in the beginning of the second set, helped the players of Santarelli to enter better in this part (5-2). Lukasik tried to make it difficult for her opponentn’s reception, but good contribution on the block and spike by Robin De Kruijf were crucial. Wołosz and Egonu was shined.
The Panthers stormed in the third set, disappointing Police mostly with successful attacks (16 to five).
Paola Egonu finished as top scorer with 19 points to her name (60% efficiency in this element), grabbing the MVP award.
“We have had a difficult time - travels, little time for practices. That is why I appreciate today's result, since I've expected a more difficult match.”
Player of A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO
“Joanna Wołosz made a difference. It was difficult for us to keep up with the block on the wings, our block-defence system did not work well today. Conegliano showed their class and deserved to win.”
Player of Grupa Azoty Chemik POLICE
The match in numbers
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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.
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The number of successful point winning blocks of Grupa Azoty Chemik POLICE compared to A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO.
Grupa Azoty Chemik POLICE number of service aces compared to A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO
Errors leading to points of Grupa Azoty Chemik POLICE, next to those from A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO