Russia - SUPERLEAGUE PARIMATCH 2020/2021

  • Dijkema seems to be very happy in Russia. I think it helped her a lot that Lippmann is on her team once again

    Also she played really well today, people underestimate and undervalue her a lotttt


    For Dinamo both Natalia and Nataliya were off today, but for the latter one that's kind of a trend since a couple of years. Hope to see Natalia in Italian league next season!

  • Last game of qualification round is on Saturday: Moscow in Kazan. Moscow needs three points to win the qualification. The game does not really matter since both teams are qualified for the final six...

    The first playoff matches will also be played on Saturday. The winners will be part of the final six in Moscow.


    Enisey - Loko: Loko is doing considerably better with Lippmann and ended up in third place. But Enisey was doing pretty good in recent weeks. They have good setters and MB's and Leyva seems to have solved the problem with the second OH (M. Frolova still solid). They met nine days ago in Kaliningrad (3:2 for Loko) when Enisey came back 2 sets down. Loko is the favourite but Enisey might get their chances.


    Proton - Krasnodar: Both teams are not doing so well right now. Krasnodar had a good start last year and ended up third in the Russian Cup but played rather poorly in recent weeks (0:3 against Leningradka nine days ago, 1:3 against Sparta). They met three days ago when Dinamo won 3:0 (26:24, 29:27, 25:17). Krasnodar should make it to the finals but it will probably be closer than in the last game (Krasnodar won the first game 3:2).


    Minchanka - Leningradka: This is the best season for Minchanka since they joined the Superleague. They were unlucky had two quarantine breaks this season. The had back to back games in December (Leningradka won first 3:1, lost second 2:3). Leningradka is now without Kryuchkova and Nyakina is not as good as her. Should be close with Leningradka slightly the favourite.


    Lipetsk - Uralochka: Lipetsk is the surprise team of the season (or at least for me). The newcomer placed seventh after the qualification. Both matches against each other where in December (Lipetsk won first 3:1, lost second 2:3). Back then Uralochka was still looking for the right formation without Parubets. They are stronger now but still not convincing (lost 0:3 last Saturday against Enisey). Both teams have some problems in attack which would suggest long and close matches.

  • Last game of qualification round is on Saturday: Moscow in Kazan. Moscow needs three points to win the qualification. The game does not really matter since both teams are qualified for the final six...

    The first playoff matches will also be played on Saturday. The winners will be part of the final six in Moscow.

    Has it been confirmed Moscow will host Final 6 for the women's? If I'm not mistaken Moscow will host the Final 6 on the men's side so wondering how will that play out?


    Prediction: If this goes to tiebreak, then Moscow wins in 5. Otherwise, 3-0, 3-1 by Kazan

  • Has it been confirmed Moscow will host Final 6 for the women's? If I'm not mistaken Moscow will host the Final 6 on the men's side so wondering how will that play out?


    Prediction: If this goes to tiebreak, then Moscow wins in 5. Otherwise, 3-0, 3-1 by Kazan

    The winner of the qualification round will host the Final 6.

  • How strange to see fans in venue :D

  • I know I am going to sound technology illiterate but I cannot find TopVolley2.0 on Facebook. I can find 3.0 but not 2.0. Can anyone share its link?


    I don’t use FB and just opened one for volleyball.

    I think that also this one work

    https://www.volley.ru/pages/1941/25478/


    but anyway there it is top volley 2.0.

    https://www.facebook.com/7TopVolley2.0/

  • Anyone has the stats? Thanks

  • Kazan couldn't keep the great level they had in the first two sets, and Moscow now looks much more solid with Sheshenina, Klimets and Scherban on court.

    But Kazan won the league round already with the first two sets, so their motivation after that may have been limited.

  • Tomorrow is the playoff decision:


    Enisei was very disappointing in the first match (0:3) and it seems very unlikey that they will be able to win in Kaliningrad.


    Lipetsk's reception was non-existing in the first match (0:3). They can't play worse...


    I feel like Minchanka lost their chancen to make the final six in the first game (2:3) in the first game. They had matchpoints in the third set and were leading 24:20 in the fourth...


    Krasnodar is still below form (1:3 in Saratov). The reception was shaky (especially Sperskayte). They have the means to make it to the final six but they need to really step it up...

  • Early out for both Krasnodar (tie-break win against Saratov, series 1:1 but with more points for Saratov) and St.Petersburg (only one set won against Minchanka Minsk, also series 0:2). Therefore they couldn't capitalize on their overall strong league round.

  • Formally the five Russian teams in final six will receive the five European Cups slots, because Minsk is from Belarus: Kazan, Moscow, Kaliningrad, Ekaterinburg and Saratov.