Lodz, Poland, December 14, 2017 – Zenit Kazan topped the final standings in Pool B at the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship without dropping any sets in their three matches. In the last match of the pool, in front of the packed stands at Atlas Arena in Lodz on Thursday, the Russian standout shut out home favourites from Skra Belchatow for a well-deserved 3-0 (29-27, 25-20, 25-16) victory, leaving the opponents in the runner-up position before Saturday’s semis.
Wilfredo Leon Venero hammered out 20 points for the victory to top the scorers’ chart of the match. With half that count, Mariusz Wlazly was Skra’s most prolific player.
After three defeats from Skra and one from Jastrzebski Wegiel, this is the first time in the history of the Club World Championships Zenit manage to come out victorious against a Polish opponent.