Skip Navigation LinksNews > News Details

26/03/2019 22:00
TRENTINO banish demons to claim #CEVCupM crown
2019 CEV Volleyball Cup - Men

Istanbul, Turkey, March 26, 2019. On Tuesday night, TRENTINO Itas completed their collection of international accolades by adding the only missing piece – i.e. the CEV Cup title, following their 3-2 away victory in the final re-match with Galatasaray ISTANBUL. The three-time CEV Champions League winners and five-time club world champions were able to stand the comeback of their Turkish opponent to claim a crown they had failed to seize in 2015 and 2017, this time avoiding the risks of a Golden Set – where they had previously succumbed to Dinamo MOSCOW and TOURS VB.

•    Galatasaray had a mountain to climb after their 0-3 loss last week in Italy. They started strong (8-3) and were able to hold on to their early lead (17-13) to secure a 25-22 win, much to the delight of 4,500 fans in attendance at Burhan Felek Volleyball Hall.
•    The second set was a very close affair with TRENTINO leading 13-10 before the hosts clawed back to turn the tables around at 16-12. They eventually stormed to a 25-21 win and as a result, they were only one set away from making it to the Golden Set.
•    TRENTINO may have thought they were about to experience the same fate as two years ago in Tours. However, they regrouped and secured a 25-16 win in the third set to get back on track.
•    Many mistakes made by Galatasaray paved the way towards a 6-2 lead for TRENTINO in the fourth set. The Turkish head coach Nedim Özbey used another time-out at 3-10 but the Italians were just superb in their defence game. Galatasaray ended up losing this set at 16-25 as well and it was time for TRENTINO to celebrate since by making it 2-2 in the match, they had seized the title.
•    The tiebreak did not have much importance, but TRENTINO did not lose focus and with a comprehensive 15-5 win, they sealed a 3-2 victory to finish the 2019 CEV Cup unbeaten.  
•    Serbian superstar Uros Kovacevic top scored for TRENTINO with 24 points as Oliver Venno paced Galatasaray with 17.

CEV Vice President Hanno Pevkur awarding MVP Uros Kovacevic of TRENTINO Itas.

Click here for further information.

News nr. 9 of 70
28/03/2019 10:32:51
Lesson learned from 2017 setback pivotal towards TRENTINO #CEVCupM success
25/03/2019 21:00:00
Galatasaray and TRENTINO ready for #CEVCupM final showdown

Advanced Search
Open the calendar popup.
Open the calendar popup.

There are no matches appointed for today