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Olympiakos – Milos 3: 0: The red and white made the first step easily



Olympiacos won a 3-0 set against Milos and took the first of the three steps required to qualify for the Men’s Volleyball League final.

With Hidalgo and Payenk at the helm and the pressing service as their weapon, Olympiacos defeated Milona by a 3–0 set in the first semi-final of the playoffs, taking the first of three steps to qualify for the finals of the Volley League Championship playoffs . The qualification will be decided based on the 3 wins and if necessary all semifinals of the pair will be 25/3, 5/4, 8/4, 12/4.

On Saturday (March 25, 9:30 p.m.) the “Red-Whites” will meet Milos in the second semi-final of the Volley League in Nea Smyrni.

Olympiacos “entered” the match strongly, leading 6-3 with Stern’s attack, with Hidalgo winning back-to-back aces for +5 (9-4).

Olympiacos started the game with a strong serve as a weapon. Hidalgo was the frontrunner, opening quickly to 9-4 with two aces. Payenk’s two aces followed, taking the score to 13-5. Milonas couldn’t stand the pressure, Payenk’s spin followed from 9 meters and with a 4-0 run it was 25:13.

Milonas went into the second set 5-0 thanks to Nanopoulos’ very good serve. The New Smyrna team led 2-8, but Olympiacos on a 4-0 run thanks to Hidalgo’s serve reduced it to 6-8. Payenk with an ace gave Olympiakos a 10-9 lead. Duels at the net followed until 17-17. With attacks from Payenk, Zoupani, Olympiacos took a 19-17 lead. With the advantage at net, Olympiacos kept that small +2 lead to 24-22 with Payenk. Yordanov reduced to 24-23 and Payenk made it 25-23 with a new attack.

In the third set, Olympiacos Milonas, who again led 2-5, left no room for a reaction. Again with Hidalgo but also Koumendakis, Stern, Olympiacos took control again, going on a 5-0 run and passing 8-5. Milonas had no answers and Olympiakos with Stern and Hidalgo on serve shot to 18-12. There the match was decided as Milonas had no answers and with Stern, Payenk, Hidalgo finished the game 25-20.

Olympiacos – Milos 3-0

Sets: 3-0 (25-13, 25-23, 25-20)

*Olympiakos points come from: 13 aces, 44 attacks, 3 blocks, 15 enemy errors and AONS Milo came from: 6 aces, 31 attacks, 5 blocks, 14 enemy errors.

OLYMPIACOS SFP (Alberto Giuliani): Payenk 10p., (5/10f., 1 block, 4 aces), Star 14 (12/22f., 2 aces), Koumentakis 8 (7/16f., 1 ace, 67%f., 60%ar) , Travitsa 2 (2/reps), Linardos 4 (2/2 reps, 1 block, 1 ace), Hidalgo 19 (13/16 reps, 1 block, 5 aces, 55% reps, 36% reps) / Tziavras (l. – 56% of the population, 44% of the population), Papagelopoulos, Zoupani 1 (1/2 ep.), Koltsiakis (l.), Komitoudis.

AONS MILON (Sakis Psarras): Brian 7p. (5/9f., 1 block, 1 ace), Andreadis 8 (5/7f. 2 blocks, 1 ace), Yordanov 9 (8/12f., 1 block), Nanopoulos 9 (6/15f., 3 aces, 42% of the population, 33% of the population), Molina 5 (4/16 of the population, 1 block, 55% of the population, 41% of the population), Cher / Chandrinos (L. – 68% of the population). population, 63% of the population).

The schedule of the semifinals

Game 1 – Wednesday 22 March 2023

  • Melina Merkouri High School 18:30 (Live Streaming ESAP TV): Olympiacos SFP – AONS Milos

Game 2 – Saturday 25 March 2023

  • Kroisos Persis High School, Nea Smyrni 21:30 (ERT-3): AONSMilon – Olympiacos SFP

Game 3 – Wednesday 5 April 2023

  • Melina Merkouri Gym 17:00 (Live Streaming ESAP TV): Olympiacos SFP – AONS Milos

Game 4 – Saturday 8 April 2023 (if required)

  • Kroisos Persis High School, Nea Smyrni, 21:30 (ERT-3): AONSMilon – Olympiacos SFP

Game 5 – Wednesday 12 April 2023 (if required)

  • Melina Merkouri Gym 21:30 (Live Streaming ESAP TV): Olympiacos SFP – AONS Milos

*Qualification for the final will be decided based on 3 wins.

Source: sport 24

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Castellani follows Giuliani on the Olympiacos bench




Olympiacos announced the start of their collaboration with Daniel Castellano, who will replace Alberto Giuliani on the Red-Whites bench.

A few days after Alberto Giuliani left the men’s volleyball team from Olympiacos Piraeus, the Red and Whites announced his successor, Daniel Castellani, on Friday (2 June).

The relevant announcement from Olympiakos:

OLYMPIAN SFP announces the start of its collaboration with Daniel Castellani. The Argentine coach (born March 21, 1961) takes over the technical management of the club’s men’s volleyball team.

Considered one of the greatest volleyball players in the world, Thrylos’ new coach has had a long career at both national and collective levels. With 19 titles and many medals, he is ranked 58th in the world rankings of coaches.

Daniel Castellani is the national coach of the Argentina women’s national team, while he also worked for the men’s team in the past (1994-99). On a national level, the 62-year-old coach was also in Poland, with whom he won the gold medal at the 2009 European Championships, and in Finland.

In his first “term” at Fenerbahce, Daniel Castellani won three Polish championships with Skra, two more in Argentina with Bolivar and one in Turkey. He also won the Challenge Cup with the Turkish team in 2013/14.

Daniel Castellani’s statement on olympiacossfp.gr: “Hello everyone, I am very happy to join the Olympiacos family, a huge club. Olympiacos have great fans, it’s an honor and a big challenge for me! When the club contacted me and I saw his ambitions, the highly competitive team he has built and his history, I knew straight away that he was a huge motivator for me. That’s why I said: I want to be there! We will work hard to stay competitive and fight for more trophies. We’ll be together shortly.


  • 1 European Championship (2009, Polish men’s national team)
  • 1 Pan American Championship (1995, Argentina men’s national team)
  • 1 Hubert Wagner Monument (2009, Polish men’s national team)
  • 1 Brazilian Championship (2018-19)
  • 1 Challenge Cup (2013-14)
  • 3rd Polish Championship (2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09)
  • 1st Turkish Championship (2011-12)
  • 3 Polish Cups (2006–07, 2008–09, 2012–13)
  • 1st Turkish Cup (2011-12)
  • 2 Argentine Championships (2002–03, 2003–04)
  • 2 Paulista Championship (2017–18, 2018–19)
  • 1 Belgian Super Cup (2016–17)
  • 1. Turkish Super Cup (2011-12)

Previous teams:

  • 1994-99 Argentina Men’s National Team
  • 2001-02 Telephonica Volley GioiaItaly (Italy)
  • 2002–06 Bolivar Volley (Argentina)
  • 2006-09 PGE Skra Bełchatów (Poland)
  • 2009–10 Poland men’s national team
  • Finland men’s national team 2012
  • 2011-12 Fenerbahce (Türkiye)
  • 2012-13 ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle (Poland)
  • 2013-15 Fenerbahce (Türkiye)
  • 2015-16 Sir Safety Conad Perugia (Italy)
  • 2016-17 Noliko Maaseik (Belgium)
  • 2017-18 EMS Taubaté Funvic (Brazil)
  • 2019-21 Indykpol AZS Olsztyn (Poland)
  • 2021-23 Fenerbahce (Türkiye)
  • 2023 – Argentina Women’s National Team

Source: sport 24

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PAOK men’s volleyball: Significant reinforcement with Van Garderen




PAOK has reached an agreement with international Dutch winger Maarten van Garderen, who has been playing in the top European leagues for several years.

The PAOK men’s volleyball team has found Maarten van Garderen, the player who will form the main winger duo with Rousseau.

The Netherlands international arrives in our country with a full CV, having played in Europe’s top leagues for the past 12 years.

Last year, the 33-year-old (2m tall) played in Siena and scored 203 points with a shot rate of 41.8%. He’s an absolute tight end and a little behind on the receiving end (not that he’s unreliable).

After this move, PAOK completed the foreign winger duo and now the burden is on the foreign passer.

Announcement by PAOK: “PAOK and the Men’s Volleyball Division announce the start of a collaboration with athlete Maarten Van Harderen for the 2023-2024 season.

Maarten Van Harderen was born on January 24th, 1990 in the Netherlands. He plays as a winger and is 200 cm tall.

He started his professional career in the 2006/07 season with Dutch club Langhenkel Doetinchem, where he stayed for five seasons, won a Dutch championship and made his first European appearances when he took part in the CEV Challenge Cup.

In the 2012-13 season he played for Caffè Aiello Corigliano in Italy, in the following season (2013-14) in France at Beauvais Oise UC.

In the 2014-15 season, he took the first big step of his career, playing in Germany for the mighty VfB Friedrichshafen, with whom he won the “Double” while also reaching the “8” of the CEV Champions League.

He played in Italy again in the 2015–16 season, this time for CMC Romagna, while the following year (2016–17) he stayed in Serie A to play for Bunge Ravenna.

In the 2017/18 season he played for Azimut Modena from Italy and in the following season (2018/19) for Itas Trentino, with whom he won the Club World Cup.

In the 2020/21 season, he played outside of Italy for Turkey’s Ziraat Bankası Ankara, with whom he won the championship.

The following year (2021-22) he returned to Italy for Leo Shoes PerkinElmer Modena, with which he reached the “8” of the CEV Cup. Last season he stayed in the Italian league for Emma Villas Aubay Siena and remained at a high level.

He is an international player of the Netherlands national team whose milestone was conquering the European Golden League in 2012.

He is an athlete with many performances at the highest level, who has played in top-class leagues as well as in the highest cross-club competition, the CEV Champions League.”

Source: sport 24

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Men’s Olympic Volleyball: Giuliani’s “farewell” to the red-whites




With his post on social media, curated by Alberto Giuliani, he said goodbye to Olympiakos and thanked him for his collaboration.

Alberto Giuliani said goodbye to Olympiacos. The Italy coach is set to continue his career in Bulgaria and said goodbye to the red-white squad via social media.

“It’s been a special year for me, not only because of the great results we’ve achieved together, but mostly because I’ve had the opportunity to meet wonderful and very special people.” I thank the whole Olympiakos club, the staff, the fans and all the players. Good bye” he wrote characteristically.

Source: sport 24

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