TTCLM: Outstanding comeback of Bogoria!
2019/20 Table Tennis Champions League Men quarter-finals, leg 1
Polish club KS Dartom Bogoria Grodzisk Mazowiecki has created outstanding comeback against actual TTCLM runner-up TTSC UMMC to win first quarter-final leg on home soil 3:1. Actually, three comebacks have been packed in this super exciting clash, as host players reversed score from 0:2 to 3:2 three times in a row.
Russian team won the opening match, thanks to Aleksandr SHIBAEV who beat Panagiotis GIONIS in five games, in spite of being one game behind after third set. That was the first comeback in this clash and the only one taken by Verkhnaya Pyshma’s side.
Bogoria’s players won next three encounters in a same manner, refusing to give up the fight at 0:2 in favour of their opponents. Jonathan GROTH was beaten in that way by both, Marek BADOWSKI and Panagiotis GIONIS, while Pavel SIRUCEK overcame Andrej GACINA.
GIONIS faced two points down (7:9) in late fifth game against GROTH, but managed to secure victory to Bogoria by winning four points in a row. The last point of the match was amazing, beautiful rally with more than twenty exchanges between them, with a perfect concluding attack of host.
TTCLM quarter-finals, leg 1
KS Dartom Bogoria Grodzisk Mazowiecki - TTSC UMMC 3:1
Panagiotis GIONIS – Aleksandr SHIBAEV 2:3 (11:6, 5:11, 11:6, 4:11, 8:11)
Marek BADOWSKI – Jonathan GROTH 3:2 (11:13, 9:11, 11:9, 11:9, 11:6)
Pavel SIRUCEK – Andrej GACINA 3:2 (9:11, 6:11, 12:10, 11:4, 11:6)
Panagiotis GIONIS – Jonathan GROTH 3:2 (9:11, 6:11, 11:5, 11:9, 11:9)