In the CEV Cup, vdk bank Gent lost the first leg in Spain 3-2 after an almost perfect match.
The second leg in Ghent was won 3-1 (20-25/25-20/25-23/25-20). The last set was especially amazing. Gent built up a 17-7 lead, but let Socuellamos return to 17-17. Afterwards, a small lead was again put together (21-17), but again the Spanish team (with four Brazilian and one Peruvian player) was able to connect.
Ghent therefore advances to the play-offs and meets Budowlani Lodz (POL). The first leg will be played in Ghent (Tue 31/1-20:30), the second leg in Poland (Tue 7/2 - 18:00).
In the Challenge Cup, Asterix AVO Beveren won twice 3-1 against Aris Thessaloniki (GRE). In the home game we recorded the following convincing set results: 25-10/25-14/20-25/25-23.
A double confrontation with CSM Lugoj (ROU) now follows in the quarter finals. Home game on Wed 1/2 - 19:30, 2nd leg on Wed 8/2 - 18:30.