We start with news from women's
volleyball. CSM Targoviste has been knocked out of the CEV Cup by Hungarian
Side Fatum Nyiregyhaza. The team from Hungary won 3-2 on home turf in the
second leg of the round of 16, after having won the first leg in Romania, also
3-2. On the other hand, CSM Lugoj has advanced to the round of 16 of the
Challenge Cup. The team from Banat lost away from home to Dukla Liberec, 3-2,
in the second leg of the round of 32, but had won the first leg 3-nil at home.
Stiinta Bacau will also progress to the next phase, after winning 3-1 at home
against Kairos Ponta Delgada on home turf. In Portugal, in the first leg,
Stiinta had also won 3-nil.
We move on to men's volleyball.
Arcada Galati has qualified to the CEV Cup round of 16 after defeating Savo
Volley Kuopio at home, 3-nil, in the second leg of the round of 32. Arcada had
won the first leg as well, 3-nil. Volei Municipal Zalau has also qualified to
the Challenge Cup round of 16 after grabbing a 3-nil home win over Gentofte
Volley of Denmark. The Romanian vice-champions had lost the first leg 3-2.
In news from basketball, Sepsi
Sfantu Gheorghe lost 61-70 to Artego Bydgoszcz of Poland in the first leg of
the women's EuroCup playoffs. The return leg is scheduled for January 9 in
Bydgoszcz. In FIBA Europa Cup's Group J, CSM CSU Oradea defeated Ironi Ness
Ziona of Israel at home, 86-80. In the other group fixture, U-BT Cluj-Napoca
lost to Tsmoki Minsk of Belarus, 78-76. The next matches will be played on
January 8. CSM CSU Oradea will take on Tsmoki Minsk while Ironi Ness Ziona will
go up against U-BT Cluj Napoca.
(Translated by V. Palcu)