2020–21 CEV Challenge Cup

The 2020–21 CEV Challenge Cup was the 41st edition of the CEV Challenge Cup tournament. 33 teams from 22 countries were participating in the competition.

2020–21 CEV Challenge Cup
League CEV Challenge Cup
Sport Volleyball
Duration 8 October 2020 – 24 March 2021
Finals
Champions Italy Allianz Powervolley Milano
Runners-up Turkey Ziraat Bankası Ankara
Finals MVP France Jean Patry
 

Format

Qualification Phase (Knock-out with Home and Away Matches): 1st Round (if needed) → 2nd Round

Main Phase (Knock-out with Home and Away Matches): 1/16 Finals → 1/8 Finals→1/4 Finals

Final Phase (Knock-out with Home and Away Matches): Semi-Finals → Final

Aggregate score is counted as follows: 3 points for 3–0 or 3–1 wins, 2 points for 3–2 win, 1 point for 2–3 loss. In case the teams are tied after two legs, a Golden Set is played immediately at the completion of the second leg.

Eleme Turu

2nd Round

DateTeam 1Agg.Team 21st leg2nd leg
08-10-2020
15-10-2020
UVC Holding Graz 0-6Halkbank Ankara0–3
(16-25, 26-28, 21-25)
0–3
(17-25, 16-25, 13-25)

Main phase

16th Finals

DateTeam 1Agg.Team 21st leg2nd leg
11-11-2020Halkbank Ankara6-0Hapoel Kfar Saba3-1
(28-26, 25-19, 19-25, 25-17)
3-0
(29-27, 25-23, 26-24)
04-11-2020
10-11-2020
VRCK Kazincbarcika 
Withdraw of the VRCK KAZINCBARCIKA (HUN) due to the COVID-19 restriction
0-3Sport Lisboa e Benfica0-3
04-11-2020
11-11-2020
Sollentuna VK 3-0TIF Viking Bergen
Withdraw of the TIF Viking BERGEN (NOR) due to the COVID-19 restriction
3-0
03-11-2020
11-11-2020
AS Cannes 3-2Nantes Rezé Métropole3-2
(20-25, 25-18, 20-25, 30-28, 15-13)
04-11-2020
11-11-2020
Barkom-Kazhany Lviv 1–5Dinamo București2-3
(25-22, 25-19, 21-25, 22-25, 9-15)
0–3
(0-25, 0-25, 0-25)
10-10-2020
11-11-2020
UVC Weberzeile Ried 0–6Marek Union Ivkoni Dupnitsa0–3
(21-25, 16-25, 16-25)
0–3
(23-25, 21-25, 21-25)
17-11-2020
18-11-2020
Vardar Skopje 0–6Calcit Volley Kamnik0–3
(12-25, 15-25, 17-25)
0–3
(16-25, 17-25, 17-25)
03-11-2020
11-11-2020
Jēkabpils Lūši 
Withdraw of the SK JEKABPILS Luši (LAT) due to the COVID-19 restriction
0–3Allianz Powervolley Milano0-3
04-11-2020
11-11-2020
Epicentr-Podoliany Horodok3–0 OK Partizan Beograd
Withdraw of the SK JEKABPILS Luši (LAT) due to the COVID-19 restriction
3-0
04-11-2020
11-11-2020
Saaremaa VC 3-0 Lausanne UC
Withdraw of the LAUSANNE UC (SUI) due to the COVID-19 restriction
3-0
03-11-2020
11-11-2020
Sporting CP Lisboa 6–0Helios Grizzlys Giesen3–0
(25-20, 25-22, 25-23)
3–0
(25-20, 25-22, 25-23)
05-11-2020
11-11-2020
RTU-R Jurmala 0-3VK Lvi Praha
05-11-2020
11-11-2020
Pärnu VK 6-0Tiikerit Kokkola
Withdraw of the Tiikerit KOKKOLA (FIN) due to the COVID-19 restriction
3-03-0
04-11-2020
10-11-2020
Lindaren Volley Luzern 0–3Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel0–3
(18-25, 21-25, 19-25)
04-11-2020
10-11-2020
GIO Strumica 0–3Omonia Nicosia0–3
(20-25, 19-25, 18-25)
11-11-2020
13-11-2020
Ziraat Bankası Ankara4-2Fonte Bastardo Açores 3–1
(25-23, 23-25, 25-18, 25-21)
23
(23-25, 25-21, 25-27, 25-22, 9-15)

8th Finals

DateVenueTeam 1ScoreTeam 2
15-12-2020AnkaraHalkbank Ankara3-1
(21-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-21)
Sport Lisboa e Benfica
15-12-2020AnkaraSollentuna VK0-3
(20-25, 18-25, 18-25)
AS Cannes VB
08-12-2020MilanoDinamo Bucuresti3–0
(25-22, 25-19, 25-22)
Marek Union Ivkoni Dupnitsa
08-12-2020MilanoCalcit Volley Kamnik03
(19-25, 18-25, 16-25)
Allianz Powervolley Milano
08-12-2020HorodokEpicentr-Podoliany Horodok3–2
(25-20, 20-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-13)
Saaremaa VC 
08-12-2020HorodokSporting CP Lisboa1–3
(25-21, 24-26, 23-25, 15-25)
VK Lvi Praha
10-12-2020AnkaraPärnu VK3–0
(25-0, 25-0, 25-0)
Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel
Withdraw of the Union Raiffeisen WALDVIERTEL (AUT) due to the COVID-19 restriction
02-02-2021AnkaraOmonia Nicosia
Withdraw of the Omonia Nicosia due to the COVID-19 restriction
0-3
(0-25, 0-25, 0-25)
Ziraat Bankası Ankara

4th Finals

DateVenueTeam 1ScoreTeam 2
17-12-2020AnkaraHalkbank Ankara3–1
(25-18, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19)
AS Cannes VB
09-12-2020MilanoAllianz Powervolley Milano3–0
(25-18, 25-22, 25-19)
Dinamo Bucuresti
10-12-2020HorodokEpicentr-Podoliany Horodok0–3
(17-25, 22-25, 22-25)
VK Lvi Praha
12-12-2020AnkaraZiraat Bankası Ankara3–0
(25-0, 25-0, 25-0)
Pärnu VK
Withdraw of the Pärnu VK due to the COVID-19 restriction

Final Phase

Semifinals

DateTeam 1Agg.Team 21st leg2nd leg
24-02-2021
03-03-2021
Halkbank Ankara0-6Allianz Powervolley Milano1-3
(25-22, 22-25, 18-25, 13-25)
0-3
(20-25, 22-25, 20-25)
24-02-2021
03-03-2021
VK Lvi Praha3-3
Altın Set : 12-15
Ziraat Bankası Ankara3-0
(25-22, 25-14, 25-23)
1-3
(28-26, 18-25, 21-25, 19-25)
Altın Set : 12-15

Final

DateTeam 1Agg.Team 21st leg2nd leg
17-03-2021Allianz Powervolley Milano4-2Ziraat Bankası Ankara3-2
(22-25, 25-19, 18-25, 25-18, 15-9)
3-2
(25-23, 23-25, 16-25, 25-18, 15-8)

Final standing

RankTeam
1st place, gold medalist(s)Allianz Powervolley Milano
2nd place, silver medalist(s)Ziraat Bankası Ankara
SemifinalistsHalkbank Ankara
VK Lvi Praha

2021 Men’s CEV Challenge Cup winner

Team Roster

Matteo Staforini, Luka Basic, Jan Kozamernik, Nicola Daldello, Riccardo Sbertoli, Stephen Maar, Luan Weber, Jean Patry, Matteo Meschiari, Matteo Piano,
Leandro Mosca, Yuki Ishikawa, Tine Urnaut, Nicola Pesaresi
Head Coach
Roberto Piazza

Turnuva MVP : Jean Patry (Allianz Powervolley Milano)

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