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Posts tagged with: St. Petersburg

Anderson's Tale

Gazprom-Yugra: Ozhiganov - Alekseev, Piun - Kirillov, Katich - Botin, Kabeshov/Vlaskov Zenit: Kobzar - Klyuka, Yakovlev - Yakutin, Anderson - Voronkov, Grebennikov Surgut team repeated the plot of the previous match in Kazan, having played on equal terms with a top opponent only the first half of the debut set. But the content of the matches differed., there were more positive moments in the reporting match, although the score is unlikely Read more »

Test by leaders, continuation

The calendar gave Gazprom-Ugra a formidable opponent in the final home game of the regular season: St. Petersburg "Zenith" came to us. The Surgut people would really benefit from a victory, but the opponent, with a recent defeat from the Nizhny Novgorod ASC, has driven himself into a corner - there is nowhere to retreat, Lokomotiv breathes in the back. So the guests from the northern capital came to Surgut to fight in earnest, don't shoot. G, you know, Read more »

29-first round: notes on the fly

The finish line is so fast, that the tours are practically "stuck together": no particular impression, but there is a certain general "smeared" picture. She, however, and more objective - several games in a row say more about the teams, than one game a week. Let's try to use the accumulated dynamics and draw a portrait of the 29th round. The intrigue is, what are the neighbors playing in the standings and Read more »


"Zenith" (St. Petersburg): Kovalev - Nikkel, Gossip - Voronkov, Yakutin - Kosmin, Grebennikov "Gazprom-Ugra": Kirillov - Alekseev, Makarenko - Katich, Piun - Kurbatov, Nagaets / Kabeshov In a match with St. Petersburg "Zenith" Rafael Khabibullin tried as the main setter 19-year-old Maxim Kirillov. Well, if this is a story about "how the steel was tempered", then the crucible for the young player turned out to be noble. It is forbidden Read more »


The fourteenth round turned out to be "torn", and making its announcement does not make much sense - half of the matches have already ended. Therefore, let's focus on the Gazprom-Ugra game in St. Petersburg - do we have a chance of success? Viktor Poletaev and Ivan Yakovlev left Zenit due to injuries, back problems returned to Egor Klyuka, whose participation in the match under Read more »

Training Peter

Gazprom-Yugra: Ozhiganov - Alekseev, Piun - Ionov, Katich - Makarenko, Kabeshov/Nagaets Zenith: Kobzar - Anderson, Yakutin - Tarasenko, Ursov - Tikhonov, Melkozerov Participation in the Cup of Russia 2022 of the year "Gazprom-Ugra" ended with a match meaningless for both rivals with the St. Petersburg "Zenith". Andrey Tolochko put up a backup team, mottled, but, famous and just familiar names: Matthew Anderson, Igor Read more »

A lesson from Kazan

"Zenit-Kazan": Christensen - Mihailov, A.Volkov - Volvich, D. Volkov - Deru, Golubev "Gazprom-Ugra": Ozhiganov - Alekseev, Piun - Ionov, Makarenko - Katich, Kabeshov When even one of the best teams in the world rolls over you, it's always annoying. Even when the motivation is different: we wanted to see ours under pressure, and Kazan was preparing for tomorrow's super-principled duel with Read more »

Two words about the championship after the finish

When we were naughty with Final Six predictions, did not leave the feeling, that one way or another something must go wrong. the, what we have identified as the weak point of the Kazan "Zenith", in the end it worked - the so-called winner syndrome affected. “The unbeaten streak in all tournaments has exceeded the fourth ten games, and such chains are purely mathematical Read more »

YUKIOR - the second in the group, quarter-finals ahead

YUKIOR finished the group stage of the MVL Cup in Nizhnevartovsk with a victory over Zenit-2 from St. Petersburg 3:1. After the defeat the day before from Dynamo-Olympus 0:3 and the victory of "Zenith-2" over "Belogorye-2" (3:1) This was, in fact, match for second place in group A. The game was extremely difficult. Having exchanged victory in the first two sets with the same score 25:19, opponents entered the clinch Read more »

Our alignment before the Final Six

Before the start of the Final Six in Kazan, we, as always, have fun and make predictions. Describing the strengths and weaknesses of each team seems to be a pointless exercise, for a long season, everything has already been studied up and down. But we will try to focus on the most important thing and turn on Vanga's mode, to make it more interesting. Group A The most powerful weapon - Read more »