VC "Prometey" - "Olympiacos": a preview of the second match of the II round of the Champions League


On November 11 at 21:00 Kyiv time, the Dnipro team will play the second match of the final qualifying round of the Champions League.

This time the "red and whites" will meet with the Greek "Olympiacos".

It should be noted that the winner of the group and the best team from the two groups, which will take second place, will enter the group stage.

About the opponent

In March 2023, Olympiacos won the third most important European Cup - the Challenge Cup.

The Greeks did not stop there and later became the champions of Greece.

In general, the club has a rich history with a huge experience of participation in European Cup tournaments: in 1992 and 2002, the Greeks became silver medalists of the Champions League. In 1993 and 1995, they won the "bronze" of this prestigious tournament. "Olympiacos" collected a full set of awards in the CEV Cup: "gold" in 1996 and 2005, "silver" in 1997 and 1998, and "bronze" in 2019.

The team from the city of Piraeus became the champion of its country 31 times, took "silver" 17 times, and "bronze" 7 times.

The Greek team has 16 national cups.

The Greek "Olympiacos" is the favorite of our group, because it has gathered quite famous players in its composition. In particular, the volleyball players of the national team of Slovenia, which has been showing excellent results on the international stage for the past few years, the middle blocker Alen Pajenk and opposite Toncek Stern.

From 2022, the Cuban Salvador Hidalgo and the ex-setter of the Italian national team Dragan Travitsa play in Olympiacos.

From 2023, the team is headed by the Italian Daniel Castellani. Previously, the specialist worked for the Turkish Fenerbahce, the Polish Olsztyn, the Italian Perugia, and a number of other top European clubs.

The roster of the "Olympiacos" team (Piraeus, Greece):

setters: Dragan Travitsa (Italy), Dimitrios Komitoudis;

liberos: Dimitrios Gkaras, Dimitris Tziavras;

opposites: Toncek Stern (Slovenia); Nikos Zoupani;

outside hitters: Rafail Koumentakis, Spyridon Chandrinos, Anestis Dalakouras, Salvador Hidalgo (Cuba);

middle blockers: Alen Pajenk (Slovenia), Evangelos Vaiopoulos, Gustavo Bonatto (Brazil), Mitar Djuric;

Head coach: Daniel Castellani (Argentina).

Team roster of VC "Prometey" (Dnipro, Ukraine):

setters: Vitalii Shchytkov No.15, Serhii Yevstratov No.12;

libero: Oleksandr Boiko No.19, Horden Brova No.7;

opposites: Dmytro Shapoval No. 4, Dmytro Viietskyi No. 3;

middle blockers: Davyd Drya No.9 (Poland), Denys Veletskyi No.23, Oleksandr Hladenko No.14, Dmytro Teromenko No.8;

outside hitters: Mihajlo Stanković No.17 (Serbia), Yan Yereshchenko No.18, Ivan Kryvobok No.10, Dmytro Yanchuk No.7;

Head coach: Andrii Levchenko.

Yesterday, the team of Daniel Castellani beat the Bulgarian club "Naftokhimik" in four sets (3:1). And Dnipro lost to Romanian "Arcada" (0:3).

II round of Champions League 2024. Group VI. Second match:

November 11 (Saturday)

21:00 VC "Prometey" (Dnipro, Ukraine) - "Olympiacos" (Piraeus, Greece)

Watch the online broadcast on the YouTube channel DIVISPORT.