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Champions League Men - 8 Mar 2014

ECL final a hair’s breadth away for Pontoise


In battle between two French clubs, AS Pontoise Cergy won 3:0 in first semi-final game of 2013/14 Men`s European Champions League. WANG Jian Jun & Co. made a big step to the first ever MECL final in Pontoise`s history, while Angers has to wait for new

In battle between two French clubs, AS Pontoise Cergy won 3:0 in first semi-final game of 2013/14 Men`s European Champions League. WANG Jian Jun & Co. made a big step to the first ever MECL final in Pontoise`s history, while Angers has to wait for new chance to beat the side which does not fit to him. These two clubs met recently in French Pro A league and Pontoise won 4:0.

This time Angers was very close to win both of first two games which took five games each. Jens LUNDQVIST had 2:0 lead in sets and 10:7 in fourth and 10:6 in ultimate game, but WANG Jian Jun somehow managed to beat him. Former Charlroi`s played fantastic in moment when he had no right for mistake.

Michel MARTINEZ also led after third set against Marcos FREITAS. The fifth one was very close from the very first moment (7:7. 7:9, 9:9), and Portuguese decided the game playing his best in last two points.

Finally, Kristian KARLSSON overcame Benjamin BROSSIER in straight games to secure big advantage for returning match (March 21st, 19h30 CET).

Vaillante Angers – AS Pontoise Cergy 0:3
Jens LUNDQVIST – WANG Jian Jun 2:3 (11:9, 12:10, 8:11, 10:12, 11:13)
Michel MARTINEZ – Marcos FREITAS 2:3 (8:11, 11:8, 11:8, 7:11, 9:11)
Benjamin BROSSIER – Kristian KARLSSON 0:3 (11:13, 8:11, 2:11)

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