Yes, Krasnodar inflicts defeat on Moscow, despite trailing two sets in the beginning.
17:30 Dresden - Münster (Sport1)
18:00 Erfurt - Potsdam
19:00 Wiesbaden - Aachen
19:30 Straubing - Schwerin
Stuttgart - Suhl postponed due to Covid cases
This TV match is really difficult to predict in outcome - despite the bookmakers rate Dresden considerably higher in chances, I'm not fully convinced of it. I don't think, that Dresden wins in three sets.
Why was the commentator keep calling Natalia as Natasha Pereirra? 😂😂😂
Quick question: where is Natalia Malykh? I thought she was supposed to be the next Goncharova? Have Russia find Goncha’a successor?
I found on Instagram Natalia Malykh posting pictures of her with her baby, it seems she has temporary or completely retired.
18:00 Aachen - Erfurt
19:00 Suhl - Dresden
14:30 Münster - Vilsbiburg
17:30 Potsdam - Schwerin (Sport1)
Straubing - Schwerin postponed to next week because 4 players of Straubing are in quarantine, thus Schwerin replaces Stuttgart as Potsdam's opponent for TV match.
This chaos of changes of matches is just the new normal at this time of pandemics.
Kim Renkema confirmed to press that the match is scheduled for 6 November. Apparently already before Stuttgart's cases were detected Dinamo asked CEV to change the date of the match without giving reasons...
This might backfire against Moscow, if Stuttgart recovers and Moscow gets infected until than...
Realistically speaking: with this infection rate here in Stuttgart total isolation of players against all other humans outside the team (!), kind of Chinese approach, would be the only chance to avoid infections (nearly) for sure - but you can't do that, of course.
Galatasaray is performing very weak for their ambitions. Of course Rhykliuk can't carry the team alone.
Warning: this is half off-topic. But anyway...
Consider the most important federations/leagues in CEV, they are IMHO
Italy, Russia, Turkey, Poland and Serbia.
Now look into the internationally well-known and respected Corruption Perceiption Index (CPI) of Transparency International; a value below 50 means it is an overwhelming corrupt country (this is no volleyball specific issue, you will find similar results in other sports too):
For your comparison, the less important countries Germany and France have values of 80 and 69 respectively.
Therefore Boricic is from a country, where the people are used to widespread corruption.
There is also a story I learned a number of years ago: the CEV decided than, that in CL all libero players have to wear a green shirt. When Stuttgart startet in the competition, they had still no such one, but used the formerly and used in other competitions. I learned, that the CEV chosen company was not capable to deliver in time, it was some weeks late. And that this company belongs to CEV president Boricic. Now you can build your own opinion.
I expect Moscow to win this "dispute", because the club and federation of Russia has influence in CEV, but VBL and Stuttgart from Germany have not - and remember, the Serbian president of CEV is Russia friendly.
Scandicci lost also in second match at home (!) no set against Khimik Yuzhny and proceeded as first team into pool stage of CL among all qualification participants, they join Busto Arsizio (!) and Schwerin in pool A now.
Kazan won just in tie-break (12:15) in Saratow against Proton.
Despite the enforced pause for VakifBank this will be no fun at all for Galatasaray, I guess.
According to Stuttgart's facebook account:
The game against Moscow will probably be played in the week of 20th-24th Oct in one game on neutral ground. The game will probably be played in a country that is currently declared as risk area by the German government so Stuttgart is checking with local health authorities.
They do not state which country the game will be played in. Poland is not currently considered as risk country, so maybe Turkey? Regional laws for the state of Baden-Württemberg state that you have to go into quarantine if you were in a risk country but there are exemptions if you:
- have a negative test
- or were abroad for less than 48 hours
- or were travelling for business matters
However, there is talk of tightening the regulations and I wonder what their Bundesliga opponents will think when they play Stuttgart after they return from abroad.
Poland would be the most rational solution IMHO for several reasons - but in the end it is mainly to Moscows will, where this one-match decider is carried out.
And if you want to see truth in (begin-of-season) relations of strength, wait just two weeks, when second placed Potsdam hosts leader Stuttgart.
What a bad choice for TV match Vilsbiburg is way too weak to cause serious trouble to Stuttgart, it almost looks like a training match for them.
Yes, this opponent was no help for Stuttgart regarding preparation against top team Moscow in CL qualification.
Real drama, 15:13 in tie-break for USC. This was closer anyway, as some had expected.
Yes, the panthers of Imoco Conegliano are just too superior.