Greenyard Maaseik in Champions League Volley in the second leg against Berlin lost with 2-3. Maaseik won the first two sets, but saw after a thrilling third set of Berlin take the lead. The tiebreak was decided with a 12-15 final standings in favor of the German vicekampioen. By the loss of Maaseik win against pouleleider Gdansk and hope for a miracle in the other matches to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Maaseik lost the end of november, their first poulewedstrijd against Berlin with 3-1, and the sun on revenge Wednesday night in the Champions League volleyball. The champion played for a spot in the quarter-finals, but had the Limburgers still winning twice.
Berlin had nothing more to lose, and played to the full. That resulted in a thrilling first set in which the gap is never larger than two points. Maaseik had almost the full set of dots closing on Berlin, but in money time, at 21-21, it was the team of Joel Banks still have to lead. Jolan Cox made his assault to an end the first set 25-22.
In the second set went much smoother for the People. Maaseik immediately went on ahead and left Berlin, that the block is checked, do not connect. With the 25-20 profit and 2-0, was Maaseik, certainly from a point in the fight for a place in the quarter-finals.
Thrilling third set brings Berlin again in the contest
The champion had to win to really have a chance to make and therefore they had also a third set win of Berlin. That has been proven yet again that Germans never finished. Berlin set Out on a 5-8 deficit and sailed by. Halfway through the set looked Maaseik even at a gap of seven points, but the players were not to know and knokten towards the visitors. A heart-stopping end was the result. Maaseik was the connection, but had to after almost 40 minutes than yet more recognition in Berlin that the 2-1 on the scoreboard continued with 29-31 (!) to win.
Maaseik showed it to the beginning of the fourth set is not at the heart. Just as in the first set and took none of the teams have a really big lead, but this time it was Berlin that at the longest end pulled. The visitors put the 22-25 on the scoreboard and hung the signs in balance again.
Maaseik was the tiebreak win to even claim to be able to make on the next round, but Berlin had a good flow to tackle and also ran in the fifth set to 7-10, and 8-12. Even was still exciting, because Maaseik approached to within two points, but it was eventually Berlin, which in a thrilling match the sheet to itself toetrok: 12-15 and 2-3.
By the loss have to Maaseik now win against Gdansk that leads into the pool and hope to have a half miracle in Belchatow – Berlin.