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Highlights

#CLVolleyW

#CLVolleyW

Overview

Europe's top two teams going head to head for Champions League Gold.

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    First Referee
    Agnieszka MICHLIC
    POL
    Second Referee
    Dobromir DOBREV
    BUL
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Facts & Figures

Head-to-Head
· This match is a repeat of the 2016/17 Champions League final. VakifBank ISTANBUL won their third CL title after a 3-0 win against A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO (then Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO).
· They only other Champions League meeting between these two teams came in the 2017/18 semi-finals. VakifBank ISTANBUL beat Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO 3-2 to reach the final, where they beat CSM Volei Alba BLAJ 3-0 to win their fourth CL title. Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO defeated Galatasaray SK ISTANBUL 3-0 in the bronze-medal match.
· Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO defeated VakifBank ISTANBUL 3-2 in the 2019 Club World Championship semi-finals. The Italians ended up winning the competition, while the Turkish side took bronze.
· VakifBank ISTANBUL have won 11 of their last 15 Champions League matches against Italian teams, after winning only one of their first 16.
· A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO have won nine out of their 13 Champions League matches against Turkish opposition, including each of their last five.

A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO
· This will be A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO's third Champions League final. They lost their two previous finals, both as Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO: in 2016/17 (0-3 v VakifBank ISTANBUL) and 2018/19 (1-3 v Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA).
· A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO can become the sixth Italian team to win the Champions League. No other country has more than three different winners of the competition (3 by Turkey).
· A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO are on a 17-match winning streak in the Champions League, since a 1-3 defeat against Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA in the 2018/19 final. Of the 17 wins in this run, 14 came in straight sets.
· Only Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL (3.3) has a higher amount of points from blocks per set this CL season than A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO (3.2).
· Paola Ogechi Egonu (174) is A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO's top scorer this Champions League season. Last season, she also won the most points for her team (110). She also recorded the highest points per set average this CL campaign at 6.44 (almost half a point over all other players).
· Egonu (19) has the second-highest tally of aces this Champions League campaign behind Magdalena Stysiak (21 aces for Savino Del Bene SCANDICCI).
· Joanna Wolosz (46.19%) and Giulia Gennari (42.86%) have the fourth and fifth-highest setter efficiencies this Champions league campaign.

VakifBank ISTANBUL
· VakifBank ISTANBUL are looking for a record fifth Champion League title. They currently share the women's record of four CL titles with Volley BERGAMO.
· VakifBank ISTANBUL are in the Champions League final for a record-extending seventh time (Volley BERGAMO follow on 5).
· VakifBank ISTANBUL won 16 out of their last 17 Champions League matches, only losing this season's semi-final first leg 2-3 to Unet e-work BUSTO ARSIZIO.
· Isabelle Haak (203) is the second-best scorer in the Champions League this season, only six points behind Magdalena Stysiak (for Savino Del Bene SCANDICCI). In 2019/20, Haak finished as Champions League top scorer on 170 points.
· Haak won 53 points for VakifBank ISTANBUL in their semi-final matches, at least 16 more than any other player in the semi-finals.
· Ayça Aykaç (28.47%) has the best receiver efficiency in this Champions League campaign. Teammate Michelle Bartsch-Hackley (27.49%) has this season's third-highest receiver efficiency.
· Maja Ognjenovic (62.64%) has the second-highest setter efficiency this Champions League season.

The story so far...

Team

Team Profile
Logo for A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO

A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO

Address

Longhena, 1 San Vendemiano
Team Leaders
Paola Ogechi EGONU
Opposite
Joanna WOLOSZ
Setter
Kimberly HILL
Outside spiker
Team Schedule

Previous Games

01/05/2021 vs. 3 - 2 play circle Go to Match Centre
23/03/2021 vs. 3 - 0 play circle Go to Match Centre
17/03/2021 vs. 3 - 0 play circle Go to Match Centre
  • All Time
  • 6
    Competitions Played
  • 1
    Titles
  • Competition
  • 11
    Matches Played
  • 11
    Matches Won
  • 100%
    Win %
  • 33
    Sets Won
  • 924
    Points Won
  • 45%
    Attack %
  • 61%
    Reception %

Team

C
14
WOLOSZ Joanna
Setter
  • Birth Date: 4/7/1990
  • Height: 181 cm
  • Weight: 65 kg
1
CARAVELLO Lara
Libero
  • Birth Date: 5/4/1994
  • Height: 175 cm
  • Weight: 63 kg
3
GICQUEL Lucille
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 11/13/1997
  • Birth Place: Rennes
  • Height: 189 cm
  • Weight: 72 kg
4
BUTIGAN Bozana
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 8/19/2000
  • Birth Place: Mostar
  • Height: 189 cm
  • Weight: 75 kg
5
DE KRUIJF Robin
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 5/5/1991
  • Birth Place: Nieuwegein
  • Height: 193 cm
  • Weight: 79 kg
7
FOLIE Raphaela
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 3/7/1991
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 69 kg
9
OMORUYI Loveth Oghosasere
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 8/25/2002
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 76 kg
10
DE GENNARO Monica
Libero
  • Birth Date: 1/8/1987
  • Birth Place: ITALY
  • Height: 172 cm
  • Weight: 62 kg
11
ADAMS McKenzie
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 2/13/1992
  • Birth Place: Texas
  • Height: 190 cm
  • Weight: 78 kg
13
GENNARI Giulia
Setter
  • Birth Date: 6/23/1996
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 73 kg
15
HILL Kimberly
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 11/30/1989
  • Birth Place: Portland, Oregon
  • Height: 193 cm
  • Weight: 68 kg
17
SYLLA Miriam Fatime
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 1/8/1995
  • Height: 184 cm
  • Weight: 75 kg
18
EGONU Paola Ogechi
Opposite
  • Birth Date: 12/18/1998
  • Height: 190 cm
  • Weight: 79 kg
19
FAHR Sarah Luisa
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 9/12/2001
  • Birth Place: Kulmbach
  • Height: 191 cm
  • Weight: 81 kg

Staff

SANTARELLI Daniele
Head Coach
LIONETTI Valerio
Assistant Coach
VOLPINI Martino
Assistant Coach

Recent Results

Team Statistics

A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO

Overview

VakifBank ISTANBUL

Player Statistics

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Match Report

A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO v VakifBank ISTANBUL

Article

A. Carraro Imoco Conegliano are the new women’s club champions of Europe! For the first time in history, the Italian team snatched the CEV Champions League Volley title after a dramatic five-set victory over four-time winners VakifBank Istanbul. Imoco came back from a set down twice during Saturday’s Super Final at the AGSM Forum in Verona and from a four-point deficit in the tie-breaker to triumph victorious.

VakifBank showed a little more precision in their game to take the lead in the first set and gradually extended the gap to five points at 19-14. Imoco managed four in a row to get back to within one, but not for long. The Turkish side quickly broke away again and eventually closed the set at 25-22 on a long serve by Raphaela Folie.

The second set started in a similar fashion, with VakifBank opening a small lead and extending it to a four-point gap at 13-9. This time, a four-in-a-row run by Imoco not only levelled the score, but also served as a momentum changer. With Paola Egonu’s attack picking up rhythm, the Italian side took control of the scoreboard. It was a real spiking race between her and Isabelle Haak. Towards the end of the set they even hammered an ace each, but the one by Egonu closed the set at 25-22 Imoco’s way and brought her set tally up to an impressive 11 points (against 10 for Haak).

But it was Haak who kept it up during the next set as well. The Swedish opposite was on fire throughout set three and hammered out 11 points towards VakifBank’s 25-23 edge. During the set, however, they wasted the five-point advantage they had at 11-6 and allowed Imoco to step ahead by two points momentarily at 17-15, but quickly came back to regain the lead and pocket the set.

On two separate occasions during the fourth set, Imoco had a four-point lead. It was eventually wiped out at 21-21 after a spectacular long rally, which finally ended on a successful off-the-block hit by Haak. In a dramatic epilogue, VakifBank even took a 23-22 lead, but the next three points went Imoco’s way. Kimberly Hill’s kill gave her team the set point. Haak helped the opponents with a wide shot for 25-23 to prompt a tie-breaker.

VakifBank stormed into the fifth set with a 4-0 run, but could not hold on to it for long. At 5-5 the balance was restored. With two consecutive break points, a monster block by Robin De Kruijf and a back-row kill by Egonu, Imoco gained a two-point lead just before the side-switch. The Italian opposite held the fire burning throughout the decider and kept pushing to lead her teammates to a quadruple match point. To keep the drama to the max, VakifBank denied the first two and thought they had done so with the third one, but the video challenge saw the ball brush off the tip of Haak’s fingernail to reverse the call, bring Egonu’s fifth set account to an amazing 10 points, and close the set and the game off at 15-12.

Paola Egonu’s formidable tally of 40 points, including an ace and a block, put her on top of the best scorers’ chart of the match. On the other side of the net, Isabelle Haak scored “only” 33 times, also including an ace and a block.

It was Imoco’s fourth Champions League podium, after claiming silver in 2017 and 2019 and bronze in 2018. The team are now club champions of the world, Europe and Italy at the same time. They also hold the Italy Cup and Italy Super Cup trophies.
VakifBank’s showcase in the Champions League now boasts four golds, five silvers and a bronze.

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The match in numbers

165
Points

The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.

146
Duration

The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.

0
Spectators

Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.

334
Match Spikes

The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.

63%
Reception Level

An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.

11-7
Net Domination

The number of successful point winning blocks of A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO compared to VakifBank ISTANBUL.

1-3
Ace Count

A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO number of service aces compared to VakifBank ISTANBUL

52-47
Error Difference

Errors leading to points of A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO, next to those from VakifBank ISTANBUL

Most Valuable Player

Star Player

Paola Ogechi EGONU

Birth date
Nationality
Profile
Position
Spike Reach
Block Reach
Birth Place
18/12/1998
ITA
190 cm / 79 kg
Opposite
336 cm
281 cm
Winning Spikes
Kill Blocks
Aces
Positive Reception %
Points Scored
Matches Played
Win %
Titles
Data from entire career in CEV competitions, where statistics were gathered.

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