The Challenge Cup final between Reale Mutua Fenera Chieri and C.S.M. Lugoj took place in Torino, Italy, and it was a historic match for Chieri, who came one step closer to achieving their dream. In front of a packed crowd at the Pala Gianni Asti, the Italian team dominated the game, defeating the Romanian team 3-0 in the first leg of the final.
The home team got off to a strong start, taking the first set 25-15. Despite a close second set, Chieri managed to win it 28-26, and they sealed the victory by winning the third set 25-17. The Italian team was led by the excellent performances of Héléna Cazaute, Francesca Villani, and Kaja Grobelna, who scored 15, 15, and 14 points respectively.
The victory in the first leg of the final puts Chieri in a great position to win the Challenge Cup for the first time in their history. The return leg will take place in Romania on Wednesday, March 22, and Chieri only needs to win two sets to clinch the trophy.
The first leg of the Challenge Cup final was a great occasion for Reale Mutua Fenera Chieri, who produced a dominant performance to defeat CSM Lugoj 3-0. The Italian team is now just two sets away from making history and winning the Challenge Cup for the first time. The return leg promises to be a thrilling encounter.
CEV Challenge Cup – Finals – 1st Leg
March 15, 2023
Reale Mutua Fenera Chieri (ITA) vs C.S.M. Lugoj (ROU) 3-0 (25-15, 28-26, 25-17)
CEV Challenge Cup – Finals – 2nd Leg
C.S.M. Lugoj (ROU) vs Reale Mutua Fenera Chieri (ITA)
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