This will be a repeat of the PlusLiga bronze medal game in the 2022/23 season. Asseco Resovia Rzeszów and Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie will play in the quarterfinals of the CEV Cup.
Some won this place through solid play in the CEV Cup, others reached the quarterfinals as “relegators” from the Champions League. At the turn of January and February, a very interesting two-legged match will take place as part of the CEV Volleyball Cup, the second most important European cup. Two top Polish clubs will face each other.
Asseco Resovia Rzeszów and Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie in the semi-final game
Looking at the league table in PlusLiga, after sixteen rounds, the runner-up and the fourth team in the hierarchy will fight for the best four of the CEV Cup. Interestingly, Asseco Resovia Rzeszów and Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie faced each other last season in the game for bronze medals of the Polish Championships. Ultimately, the team from Podkarpacie came out on top, thanks to which they also won a pass to the Champions League.
The team from Zawiercie received a ticket to the second most important cup in the CEV stable. Coach Michał Winiarski’s team goes from victory to victory, defeating subsequent opponents. This latest story is an impressive two-legged dismissal from Italy’s Allianz Milano. Team with, among others, Matej Kazijski in the team could only look on with appreciation as Aluron CMC first won at home in three sets, and then triumphed in Milan in the same ratio (3:0).
In the case of Asseco Resovia, the Rzeszów team also won in Italy at the end of the Champions League group stage. It was a valuable, although insignificant victory in terms of advancing to the next games. However, defeating Itas Trentino on home soil (3:2) is an impressive result, and its value should be measured in the team’s climate in the coming weeks. Asseco Resovia seems to be a team that is on the rebound after the crisis.
Five teams from PlusLiga are still in European cups
The Polish two-legged semi-final of the CEV Cup is scheduled for 30/01-02/02 in Rzeszów and 06-08/02 in Zawiercie. It is worth emphasizing that a total of five Polish teams remain in the game in Europe. Last year’s finalists, Jastrzębski Węgiel and Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle, are still in the Champions League.
The Warsaw Project volleyball players are still fighting for the Challenge Cup triumph.