At the BOZAR (Center of Fine Arts) in Brussels, the groups of the CEV Champions League women and men that have outlined the path of the Italian teams that will compete for the highest European club title. Present at the draw were the President Giuseppe Manfredi and the general manager of the Italian national teams Libenzio conti.
In the group stage of the women’s Champions League, theTO. Carraro Imoco Conegliano and the True Volley Monza they avoid Tijana Boskovic’s fearsome Eczacibasi Istanbul and are assigned respectively in group A and group B. Santarelli’s new panthers draw the Poles of Rzeszow, the French of Mulhouse, with the clash between the Haak sisters, and one of the teams still engaged in foreplay. French team also for the renewed Brianza of coach Gaspari, who will face Volero Le Cannet as well as the Romanian of Alba Blaj and the Ukrainian of Dnipro. Not very lucky draw for theIgor Gorgonzola Novara who, in the second bracket and with the new formula that did not include derby, finds the worst possible opponent: the VakifBank Istanbul of the former Egonu and Guidetti, reigning champion after the success in the Final with Conegliano di Lubiana. In addition to the Turks, the German Potsdam and one qualified from the previous rounds still to be discovered. The first day of the groups will be played between 6 and 8 December while the last will be on 8 February. Compared to last season, an important change concerns access to Quarter finals: in addition to the first of each group, the three companies that will win i Playoff Round, which will involve the five second and the best third. The Super Finals will be held between 20 and 21 May 2023 in a venue yet to be defined.
Twenty teams divided into five groups will take part in the “Pool Phase” of the highest continental competition for men’s clubs. Eighteen of these, including the three Italians, were already qualified according to the CEV ranking, while two slots are still up for grabs in the preliminary rounds scheduled from 20 September onwards.
Still in Pool C la Cucine Lube Civitanova, who will find on his way the Belgians of Knack Roeselare and the runners-up in the CEV Cup 2022 of Tours Vb, as well as one of the winners of the “Early Rounds”. In the Pool And the Sir Sicoma Monini Perugia he will have to contend with the Germans of Swd Powervolleys Düren, with the Turks of Ziraat Bank Ankara and the Slovenes of ACH Volley Ljubljana. The roads of Trentino Itas and Grupa Azoty Kedzierzyn-Kozle: the two finalists of the last two editions will meet in Pool D, and, together with the Belgians of Decospan Vt Menen, are waiting to know the name of the fourth participant.
The groups of the women’s Main Phase
POOL A: A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANODevelopres RZESZOW, Volley MULHOUSE Alsace
CLV 2nd Round Winner
POOL B: True Volleyball MONZAVolero LE CANNET, CS Volley Alba BLAJ, SC “Prometey” Dnipro
POOL C: VakifBank ISTANBUL, Igor Gorgonzola NOVARASC POSTDAM, CLV 2nd Round Winner
POOL D: Fenerbahce Opet ISTANBUL, LKS Commercecon LODZ, Allianz MTV STUTTGART, CLV 3nd Round Winner
POOL AND: Group Azoty Chemik POLICE, Eczacibasi Dynavit ISTANBUL, CSM TARGOVISTE, Maritza PLOVDIV
The groups of the men’s Main PhaseCopyAMP code.
POOL A: Jastrzebski Wegiel, VfB Friedrichshafen, Montpellier Volley Uc, Vojvodina Ns Seme Novi Sad
POOL B: Berlin Recycling Volleys, Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie, Halkbank Ankara, qualifying team from the preliminaries.
POOL C: Cucine Lube Civitanova Knack Roeselare, Tours Vb, team qualified from the preliminaries.
POOL D: Grupa Azoty Kedzierzyn-Kozle, Trentino Itas Decospan Vt Menen, Cez Karlovarko
POOL AND: Sir Sicoma Colussi Perugia Swd Powervolleys Düren, Ziraat Bank Ankara, Ach Volley Ljubljana.