2020–21 CEV Challenge Cup

The 2020–21 CEV Challenge Cup was the 41st edition of the CEV Challenge Cup tournament. 33 teams from 22 countries were participating in the competition.[1]

2020–21 CEV Challenge Cup
LeagueCEV Challenge Cup
SportVolleyball
Duration8 October 2020 – 24 March 2021
Finals
ChampionsItaly Allianz Powervolley Milano
  Runners-upTurkey Ziraat Bankası Ankara
Finals MVPFrance Jean Patry
CEV Challenge Cup seasons

Participating teamsEdit

Rank[2] Country Number of teams Teams
1   Turkey 2 Halkbank Ankara (BVA Cup winner),[3] Ziraat Bankası Ankara
3   Italy 1 Allianz Powervolley Milano
4   France 2 AS Cannes, Nantes Rezé Métropole
5   Czech Republic 1 VK Lvi Praha
7   Switzerland 2 Lausanne UC, Lindaren Volley Luzern
8   Portugal 3 Fonte Bastardo Açores, Sporting CP, Sport Lisboa e Benfica
9   Bulgaria 1 Marek Union Ivkoni Dupnitsa
11   Austria 3 UVC Holding Graz, Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel, UVC Weberzeile Ried
12   Finland 1 Tiikerit Kokkola
14   Romania 1 Dinamo București
15   Israel 1 Hapoel Kfar Saba
16   Serbia 1 OK Partizan Beograd
18   Germany 1 Helios Grizzlys Giesen
19   Norway 1 TIF Viking Bergen
20   Slovenia 1 Calcit Volley Kamnik
23   Cyprus 1 Omonia Nicosia
26   Ukraine 2 Barkom-Kazhany Lviv, Epicentr-Podoliany
27   Hungary 1 VRCK Kazincbarcika
29   Estonia 2 Pärnu VK, Saaremaa VK
46   Latvia 2 Jēkabpils Lūši, RTU-R Jurmala
50   North Macedonia 2 GIO Strumica, Vardar Skopje
55   Sweden 1 Sollentuna VK

FormatEdit

Qualification Phase (Knock-out with Home and Away Matches): 1st Round (if needed) → 2nd Round

Main Phase (Knock-out with Home and Away Matches): 1/16 Finals → 1/8 Finals→1/4 Finals

Final Phase (Knock-out with Home and Away Matches): Semi-Finals → Final

Aggregate score is counted as follows: 3 points for 3–0 or 3–1 wins, 2 points for 3–2 win, 1 point for 2–3 loss. In case the teams are tied after two legs, a Golden Set is played immediately at the completion of the second leg.

Qualification phaseEdit

2nd RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
UVC Holding Graz   0–6   Halkbank Ankara 0–3 0–3

First legEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
8 Oct 19:00 UVC Holding Graz   0–3   Halkbank Ankara 16–25 26–28 21–25     63–78 Report

Second legEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
15 Oct 17:30 Halkbank Ankara   3–0   UVC Holding Graz 25–17 25–16 25–13     75–46 Report

Main phaseEdit

16th FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Halkbank Ankara   6–0   Hapoel Kfar Saba 3–1 3–0
VRCK Kazincbarcika   W.O.   Sport Lisboa e Benfica Cancelled Cancelled
Sollentuna VK   W.O.   TIF Viking Bergen Cancelled Cancelled
AS Cannes   2–1   Nantes Rezé Métropole Cancelled 3–2
Barkom-Kazhany Lviv   1–2   Dinamo București 2–3 Cancelled
UVC Weberzeile Ried   0–6   Marek Union Ivkoni Dupnitsa 0–3 0–3
Vardar Skopje   0–6   Calcit Volley Kamnik 0–3 0–3
Jēkabpils Lūši   W.O.   Allianz Powervolley Milano Cancelled Cancelled
Epicentr-Podoliany   W.O.   OK Partizan Beograd Cancelled Cancelled
Saaremaa VK   W.O.   Lausanne UC Cancelled Cancelled
Sporting CP Lisboa   4–2   Helios Grizzlys Giesen 3–0 2–3
RTU-R Jurmala   W.O.   VK Lvi Praha Cancelled Cancelled
Pärnu VK   W.O.   Tiikerit Kokkola Cancelled Cancelled
Lindaren Volley Luzern   0–3   Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel 0–3 Cancelled
GIO Strumica   0–3   Omonia Nicosia 0–3 Cancelled
Fonte Bastardo Açores   2–4   Ziraat Bankası Ankara 1–3 3–2

First legEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
4 Nov 17:30 Halkbank Ankara   3–1   Hapoel Kfar Saba 28–26 25–19 19–25 25–17   97–87 Report
4 Nov 19:00 Barkom-Kazhany Lviv   2–3   Dinamo București 25–22 25–19 21–25 22–25 9–15 102–106 Report
10 Oct 18:00 UVC Weberzeile Ried   0–3   Marek Union Ivkoni Dupnitsa 21–25 16–25 16–25     53–75 Report
17 Nov 20:00 Vardar Skopje   0–3   Calcit Volley Kamnik 12–25 15–25 17–25     44–75 Report
3 Nov 20:00 Sporting CP Lisboa   3–0   Helios Grizzlys Giesen 25–20 25–22 25–23     75–65 Report
4 Nov 19:30 Lindaren Volley Luzern   0–3   Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel 18–25 21–25 19–25     58–75 Report
2 Nov 18:00 GIO Strumica   0–3   Omonia Nicosia 20–25 19–25 18–25     57–75 Report
13 Nov 19:00 Fonte Bastardo Açores   3–2   Ziraat Bankası Ankara 25–23 21–25 27–25 22–25 15–9 110–107 Report

Second legEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
6 Nov 17:30 Hapoel Kfar Saba   0–3   Halkbank Ankara 27–29 23–25 24–26     74–80 Report
11 Nov 18:00 Nantes Rezé Métropole   2–3   AS Cannes 25–20 18–25 25–20 28–30 13–15 109–110 Report
11 Oct 18:00 Marek Union Ivkoni Dupnitsa   3–0   UVC Weberzeile Ried 25–23 25–21 25–21     75–65 Report
18 Nov 20:00 Calcit Volley Kamnik   3–0   Vardar Skopje 25–16 25–17 25–17     75–50 Report
10 Nov 19:00 Helios Grizzlys Giesen   3–2   Sporting CP Lisboa 25–22 21–25 22–25 25–18 15–12 108–102 Report
11 Nov 19:00 Ziraat Bankası Ankara   3–1   Fonte Bastardo Açores 25–23 23–25 25–18 25–21   98–87 Report

8th FinalsEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Halkbank Ankara   3–1   Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Sollentuna VK   0–3   AS Cannes
Dinamo București   3–0   Marek Union Ivkoni Dupnitsa
Calcit Volley Kamnik   0–3   Allianz Powervolley Milano
Epicentr-Podoliany   3–2   Saaremaa VK
Sporting CP Lisboa   1–3   VK Lvi Praha
Pärnu VK   W.O.   Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel
Omonia Nicosia   W.O.   Ziraat Bankası Ankara

Group AEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
15 Dec 16:00 Sollentuna VK   0–3   AS Cannes 20–25 18–25 18–25     56–75 Report
15 Dec 19:00 Halkbank Ankara   3–1   Sport Lisboa e Benfica 21–25 25–18 25–16 25–21   96–80 Report

Group BEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
8 Dec 16:00 Dinamo București   3–0   Marek Union Ivkoni Dupnitsa 25–22 25–19 25–22     75–63 Report
8 Dec 19:00 Calcit Volley Kamnik   0–3   Allianz Powervolley Milano 19–25 18–25 16–25     53–75 Report

Group CEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
8 Dec 16:00 Sporting CP Lisboa   1–3   VK Lvi Praha 25–21 24–26 23–25 15–25   87–97 Report
8 Dec 19:00 Epicentr-Podoliany   3–2   Saaremaa VC 25–20 20–25 25–22 23–25 15–13 108–105 Report

4th FinalsEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Halkbank Ankara   3–1   AS Cannes
Dinamo București   0–3   Allianz Powervolley Milano
Epicentr-Podoliany   0–3   VK Lvi Praha
Pärnu VK   W.O.   Ziraat Bankası Ankara

Group AEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
16 Dec 17:30 Halkbank Ankara   3–1   AS Cannes 25–18 25–21 22–25 25–19   97–83 Report

Group BEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
9 Dec 18:00 Dinamo București   0–3   Allianz Powervolley Milano 18–25 22–25 19–25     59–75 Report

Group CEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
9 Dec 18:00 Epicentr-Podoliany   0–3   VK Lvi Praha 17–25 22–25 22–25     61–75 Report

Final PhaseEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg Golden Set
Halkbank Ankara   0–6   Allianz Powervolley Milano 1–3 0–3
VK Lvi Praha   3–3   Ziraat Bankası Ankara 3–0 1–3 12–15

First legEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
24 Feb 17:30 Halkbank Ankara   1–3   Allianz Powervolley Milano 25–22 22–25 18–25 13–25   78–97 Report
24 Feb 17:10 VK Lvi Praha   3–0   Ziraat Bankası Ankara 25–22 25–14 25–23     75–59 Report

Second legEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
3 Mar 19:00 Allianz Powervolley Milano   3–0   Halkbank Ankara 25–20 25–22 25–20     75–62 Report
3 Mar 18:00 Ziraat Bankası Ankara   3–1   VK Lvi Praha 26–28 25–18 25–21 25–19   101–86 Report
Golden set Ziraat Bankası Ankara   15–12   VK Lvi Praha

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Allianz Powervolley Milano   4–2   Ziraat Bankası Ankara 3–2 3–2

First legEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
17 Mar 19:00 Allianz Powervolley Milano   3–2   Ziraat Bankası Ankara 22–25 25–19 18–25 25–18 15–9 105–96 Report

Second legEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
24 Mar 18:00 Ziraat Bankası Ankara   2–3   Allianz Powervolley Milano 23–25 25–23 25–16 18–25 8–15 99–104 Report

Final standingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Draw Results for the CEV Cup and the CEV Challenge Cup 2021". CEV. 21 August 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  2. ^ "CEV Volleyball Cup and CEV Challenge Cup 2021 Men Ranking" (PDF). CEV. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Austrian star Berger to visit Graz for #CEVChallengeCupM opening round". CEV. 16 September 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2020.

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