Olympiacos was defeated by Trentino in the CEV Cup semifinal and completed its European journey for this year. The World Champion won 3-1 (25-19, 25-19, 17-25, 25-17) in the rematch held in Italy and secured the qualification to the final. The mission of our team was too difficult against one of the best team in the world which participates in the best league but completed their European presence being among the four best teams of the CEV Cup. Now, Olympiacos is focusing on the national competitions, such as Greek Championship and Cup while it has already won the League Cup.
1st set: 8-6, 16-13, 21-16, 25-19
2nd set: 8-6, 16-13, 21-16, 25-19
3rd set: 6-8, 11-16, 14-21, 17-25
4th set: 8-5, 16-11, 21-14, 25-17
Olympiacos (Fernando Munoz Benitez): Petreas 1, Bohme 7, Schmitt 11, Tervaportti 2, Aleksiev 16, Rauwerdink 8, Christofidelis 1, Daridis (L), Zoupani 5, Stefanou (L), Stivachtis, Koumentakis 7, Andreadis.
Trentino (Angelo Lorenzetti): Russell 13, Vettori 9, Giannelli 5, Candellaro 10, Kovacevic 3, Lisinac, Godarin 6, Grebennikov, De Angelis (L), Van Garderen, Nelli 13, Cavuto 5.
The Head coach, Fernando Munoz Benitez stated at olympiacossfp.gr: "Generally, we have to be happy about our journey at the CEV Cup. We reached the semifinals and played against the best team in the world. Today we played a good game but our opponent’s serve was at a very high level. I would like to thank Markus Bohme very much who showed great devotion to the club ahead of his personal goals. We need players like him to make the club better and the team stronger".
Gavin Schmitt mentioned: "It was a tough game for us to come out against this team at its home. I feel that all the players fought and tried to win but our opponent played well and was able to beat us".