Korean Air, which entered the Asian Club Championship, confirmed its advance to the quarterfinals early.
Korean Air 3-0 (스포츠토토25:19/25:21/25:19/25:21/25:19/25:21/25:19/25:21/25:21/25:19/25:21/2023 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship Group A Group A match against Bahrain Al-Ahli in the second leg of the 2023 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship held at ISA Sports City Stadium in Manama, Bahrain on the 15th (local time). 25:22).
Korean Air, who defeated Australian champion Canberra Heat 3-0 the previous day, recorded 6 points with two consecutive victories. Korean Air secured second place in the group regardless of the result of the match against Baankara in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 16th, and early confirmed its advance to the quarterfinals.
The game on this day drew more attention because Yosbani (Cuba), who was nominated by Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance in the first place in the men’s foreign player tryout held in early May, was playing on a short-term contract with Al Ahli. Yosubani has experienced winning while playing for Korean Air in the 2020-2021 season.
Korean Air coach Tommy Tilikhainen, who had previously built a team mainly of young players, selected Jeong Ji-seok as an outside hitter on this day. It is interpreted as a decision conscious of Al-Ahli, who has better power than the Canberra Heat. Jeong Ji-seok led the victory with 17 points that day. In particular, the attack success rate reached 68%. Lim Dong-hyuk also contributed to the team’s victory by scoring 13 points.
Korean Air, which succeeded in winning the combined championship for three consecutive years, including last season, participated in this tournament for the first time in the history of the men’s professional volleyball team. Korean Air aims to win this competition.