...Part 2 of our recap celebratioon, as Dave, Ci and Dan look back at Super Finals Verona, and the men's final.  Where the for the first time, in both their and Polish club history, Grupa Azoty KĘDZIERZYN KOŹLE (ZAKSA) triumphed with the CEV Champions League Volley title following a four-set victory over three-time winners TRENTINO Itas of Italy.

As well as talking through the event in general, listen out for the final point commentary, the on court flash interview with Aleksander Śliwka, as well as Nikola Grbić and Nimir Abdel-Aziz in the mixed zone.

Check back to listen to Part A that reflects on the women's Final which saw A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO clinch a five set win over VakifBank ISTANBUL.

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Dave, Ci and Dan take some time to look back at Super Finals Verona, and in particular the women's final which saw a thrilling tie-break win for A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO against VakifBank ISTANBUL to secure the first ever European title for the Italian side.  Imoco came back from a set down twice during Saturday’s Super Final at the AGSM Forum and from a four-point deficit in the fifth set to triumph victorious.

As well as talking through the event in general, listen out for the final point commentary, the on court flash interview with Kim Hill, as well as Giovanni Guidetti and Joanna Wolosz in the mixed zone.

Look out for Part B that will follow this episode soon that looks back at the men's Final - also includes an exclusive interview with winning captain Benjamin Toniutti.

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TRENTINO Itas take to the court for the CEV Champions League Volley 2021 final in Verona this week and a new face in their team this season is Ricardo Lucarelli SANTOS DE SOUZA who has starred for Brazil for nearly decade and has carried on that fine form with the Italian giants this season.

He talks with Dave and Ci chat about the season that has gone, looking at how he has settled in Italy, how Trentino are now fully focused on ending the season on a high, and his thoughts about a massive summer with the National Team.

There are some great questions from fans in "Ask me Anything" as he shares his views on Bruno and Giannelli, what his favourite Brazillian food is and why his idol is one of the worlds best Liberos.

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A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO star outside hitter Kimberly Hill joins Dave and Ci to preview the upcoming Super Final in Verona where her side will take on VakifBank ISTANBUL aiming for her, but more importantly the Italian sides first Champions League Gold.

Kim talks openly and honestly about a career she never even dreamed of, why the Champions League is so special, her love for reading and why squirrels run the world.

As always there are questions from fans in "Ask me Anything" and she shares how she is undecided what happens both beyond the summer, and also beyond her time as a professional Volleyball player.

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American setter Jordyn Poulter has big dreams, and she is doing everything right in order to reach them. In this episode of the Ace Space podcast, Dan and Ci quiz Jordyn on her love of chainsmokers, ambitions in the team USA volleyball gym, and some of the best things about living in Europe as an American pro. 

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27 year old Wilfredo Leon is a volleyball prodigy, playing a leading role in the world championships at just 17 years old and dominating the world of club volleyball in the decade after with Zenit Kazan and Perugia. On this episode of the Ace Space podcast, "Leo" shares his thoughts on his season with Perugia, his upcoming summer with Poland and the Olympics, and reveals his max spike touch. 

This week's "pass the pod" team is Vakifbank Istanbul, where Isabelle Haak & Gabriela Guimarães talk about their situation in the Champions League and the challenges that lay in front of them. 

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Having coached at VakifBank ISTANBUL since 2008, Giovanni Guidetti has built the foundations for all of their recent successes and 2021 is looking like another promising year for the team who play in yellow.  The outspoken Italian joins Dave and Ci for this episode as they look back at the first matches in the Quarter-Finals, as well as chatting about Ci’s adventures so far in Dallas as part of the Athletes Unlimited league.

They also talk about his love for the band U2, how this is one of the best VakifBank teams he has had to date and his views on Libero’s finally being able to be team captains.

It is the Polish side of Grupa Azoty KĘDZIERZYN KOŹLE who feature in “Pass the Pod”, while the latest score in “Fan vs Dan” is revealed following the first quarter-final matches, with fan Philipp Mayer.

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Poland’s towering middle blocker, and captain, Agnieszka Kakolewska joins Dave and Dan for this episode as they look back on the Quarter-Finals drawing of lots and Grupa Azoty Chemik POLICE’s path to a potential Super Final. 

Aga also shares her views on the differences of playing and living in Poland vs Italy, and how Joanna Wołosz is the best setter she has ever played with or against.

As always, fans also get their chance to ask our co-host anything and this time it is SSC Palmberg SCHWERIN who feature on “Pass the Pod” while Philipp Mayer came out all square in “Fan vs Dan” when predicting last weeks results.

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The lady with the giant leap, Krystal Rivers, joins the podcast on the eve of departing for Kaliningrad for her sides second tournament in the Champions League where there is a spot in the quarter-finals on the line for Allianz MTV STUTTGART. 

We talk with her about their season so far as well as how she ended up moving from Tennis to Volleyball.  Krystal also talks through dealing with her birth defects, fighting cancer as a teenager and the glitch on her phone that resulted in it randomly texting her photos out to her contacts!

As always, fans also get their chance to ask our co-host anything and this time it is Leo Shoes MODENA who feature on “Pass the Pod” while Olli Kattilakoski had his go at predicting the results for a tournament in “Fan vs Dan”.

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Maveric and powerhouse outside hitter Salvador Hidalgo is a man of the world, having been born in Russia, brought up in Cuba and with a career on the court in leagues such as Poland, Germany, China, Lebanon and now Turkey.

Dave and Ci find out more prior to his current club Fenerbahçe HDI ISTANBUL taking to the court at the end of the month for the 2nd tournament in Champions League's Pool A.

For those looking for the Pass the Pod with Modena, this will feature in our next episode due out in a couple of weeks.

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