Fenerbahce and Vero Volley continue on the winning path in CLVolleyW

Article Wed, Dec 6 2023
Author: Victoria Georgieva

Fenerbahce Opet Istanbul and Allianz Vero Volley Milano continue on the winning path in the 2023 #CLVolleyW.

The Turkish powerhouse did not have any problems in their match of Leg 4 in Pool C, outclassing in three sets the second placed in the current standings - the German SC Potsdam. 

The Italians of Vero Volley seized yet another victory in Pool A, outperforming the French Volley MULHOUSE Alsace at 3-1. The team of Milano remains unbeaten in the group, while the French are yet to record a win. 

Fenerbahce players taking a selfie with fans after the victory

Fenerbahce Opet ISTANBUL 3-0 SC Potsdam

The players coached by Stefano Lavarini took complete control over what was happening on the court in the first, and delivering the outstanding 70% exc. in attack opened in their favour. On the other side of the net, SC Potsdam were suffering in reception, finishing with only 8% exc. in this element in this set.

The guests started off a bit better in the second set, breathing down their opponents’ necks until 11-11. After this, the Fenerbahce team could find the proper Volleyball answers and 16 winning spikes and three kill blocks (to 13 and one, respectively) got closer to the victory. 

Excellent on the blocking in the third set (six points), the Turkish congratulated themselves with yet another victory in Pool C.

Fenerbahce’s setter Bojana Drca was chosen for MVP of the game, while her teammate Arina Fedorovtseva finished as top scorer (15pts.).

“The girls did a very good job this evening. They showed great focus, great approach to the game. We are happy, we keep leading in our pool, and this is something important. I want to take the moment to remember a friend who passed away today - Allianz MTV Stuttgart former coach, Tore Aleksandersen. Condolences to the family!”

Stefano Lavarini
Head coach of Fenerbahce OPET Istanbul

“I want to congratulate my team. We started good in this match, and it is good that we won 3-0. I am really happy that we played good in the different elements - reception, service, block, attack, everything worked very well.”

Bojana Drca
MVP of the match

Allianz Vero Volley MILANO 3-1 Volley MULHOUSE Alsace

Allianz Vero Volley also continue on the winning path, as on Wednesday they outclassed the French Volley MULHOUSE Alsace at 3-1. 

After a point-for-point game in the beginning of the first set (9-9), the Italians could take the leadership position and emerged victorious in the first set mainly thanks to better attacking (14 to 11 winning spikes) and four kill blocks (to zero). 

The guests of Mulhouse responded immediately in the second set, tying back the result, delivering a solid performance from the serving line: five aces to one. They were also better in attacking: 15 to 11.

Allianz Vero Volley Milano celebrating after the game

The host team did not lose time in gaining back control, and with more precision, took the third set, while the French attacking was suffering (27%  exc. in attack). 

Outperforming the opponents on all counts in the last set, the players of Marco Gaspari seized the win. 

Paola Egonu was chosen for MVP of the game, topping the charts with 28 pts. to her name. 

“I am so proud. This win was a very important win to gain back our rhythm. I am happythat after the second set, we started pushing again.”

Paola Egonu
MVP of the match

“We played well in some aspects, and not so well in others. For example, we lost rhythm in the second set, which was a bit of a mirror of what happened with Casalmaggiore. Today, however, the girls played well. Congratulations to Vittoria (Prandi), who delivered a great contribution. Today, the goal was to bring home the victory, which is fundamental if we want to reach the top of the Pool - something that would be worth a direct access to the quarter-finals."

Marco Gaspari
Coach of Allianz Vero Volley Milano

“Fourth victory in the #CLVolleyW. I am very happy with this result. Of course, winning in three sets would have been the cherry on the top of the cake. Now, we absolutely have to grit our teeth because another match awaits us on Sunday and then finally some space to breathe. Full speed ahead to keep our concentration high."

Vittoria Prandi
Player of Allianz Vero Volley Milano

“I think it’s clear that Milano is one of the best teams in the competition now. It’s always though playing against them, but we played a great level, especially in the second set. We pushed in serve, and we have some good plays in attack”.

Silke Van Avermaet
Player of Volley Mulhouse Alsace

“Two excellent sets, both the first and second, against a very strong team. We had prepared solutions both tactically and technically, asking our girls to be courageous. The girls did it: I'm really proud of both them and the work of the staff. However, it couldn't have been better than this."

Francois Salvagni
Coach of Volley Mulhouse Alsace