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Overview

Ready to go in the Match of the Week! Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL are with their backs against the wall after suffering a 3-1 defeat in the first leg of the quarterfinals, a three- of four-set-win is needed in order to force this meeting into a golden set. But, will Unet e-work BUSTO ARSIZIO let it come to that? We'll find out at 17.30 CET. Join us on the livestream!

Head-to-Head

  • Unet e-work BUSTO ARSIZIO defeated Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL 3-1 in the reverse fixture on 25 February. Camilla Mingardi (19) won the most points for the Italian team, while Tijana Bošković (30) was the most prolific scorer for the losing side.

  • The only other Champions League meeting between these teams came in the 2014/15 final. Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL won that match in straight sets to collect their first and to date only CL trophy.

  • For Unet e-work BUSTO ARSIZIO, their win in the first leg of the quarter-finals was only their second win against a team from Turkey (W2-L5), after a 3-2 win as Unendo Yamamay BUSTO ARSIZIO against Galatasaray Daikin ISTANBUL in the match for third place in 2012/13.

  • Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL have lost their last two Champions League matches against Italian sides, after winning seven of their previous eight.


Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL

  • Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL could reach the Champions League semi-finals for a seventh time, and for the first time since 2016/17.

  • Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL won the Champions League title once, in 2014/15. They defeated Unet e-work BUSTO ARSIZIO in straight sets (then known as Unendo Yamamay BUSTO ARSIZIO).

  • Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL's defeat in the first leg of the quarter-finals ended a 12-match winning run for the team in the competition. The Turkish side has not lost successive Champions League matches since 2015/16, when they lost both matches against VakifBank ISTANBUL in the playoff 12.

  • Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL have won each of their last six five-setters in the Champions League.

  • Tijana Bošković (166) is Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL's leading Champions League points scorer this season. Only Savino Del Bene SCANDICCI's Magdalena Stysiak (196) has won more points.

  • Chiaka Ogbogu (30) has won the most points from stuff blocks this Champions League season. The last players to win more from blocks in a CL campaign were Paige Tapp (37) and Robin De Kruijf (36) in 2018/19.


Unet e-work BUSTO ARSIZIO

  • Unet e-work BUSTO ARSIZIO reached the semi-finals in two of their previous three Champions League participations, in 2012/13 and in 2014/15. In both of those seasons, they reached the podium: third in 2012/13 and runners-up to Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL in 2014/15.

  • Unet e-work BUSTO ARSIZIO have won their last four Champions League matches, already their longest winning run in the competition. Their last defeat came against SSC Palmberg SCHWERIN in this season's fourth round.

  • Unet e-work BUSTO ARSIZIO have won each of their last 12 Champions League matches in which they won the opening set, while losing each of their last five in which they lost the opening set.

  • Camilla Mingardi (124) and Alexa Lea Gray (118) have won the most points for Unet e-work BUSTO ARSIZIO this Champions League season. In the club's most recent CL campaign, in 2014/15, Valentina Diouf (211) finished as club and season top scorer.

  • Jovana Stevanovic has won 12 points from serves (team high) and 12 points from stuff blocks. Only Jordyn Poulter (15) has scored more points from stuff blocks for the team.

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  • Officials
    First Referee
    Andrii KOVALCHUK
    UKR
    Second Referee
    Alexey PASHKEVICH
    RUS
  • How To Attend
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Team

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Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL

Address

Eczacıbaşı Sports Club, Kemerburgaz Caddesi No. 21 Ayazağa - ISTANBUL

Contacts

phone +90 212 289 96 40 email sporkulubu@eczacibasi.com.tr
Team Schedule

Previous Games

04/03/2021 vs. 1 - 3 L play circle Go to Match Centre
25/02/2021 vs. 1 - 3 L play circle Go to Match Centre
04/02/2021 vs. 3 - 1 W play circle Go to Match Centre
  • All Time
  • 19
    Competitions Played
  • 3
    Titles
  • Competition
  • 8
    Matches Played
  • 6
    Matches Won
  • 75%
    Win %
  • 20
    Sets Won
  • 727
    Points Won
  • 39%
    Attack %
  • 51%
    Reception %

Team

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3
BOŠKOVIĆ Tijana
Opposite
  • Birth Date: 3/8/1997
  • Birth Place: Trebinje
  • Height: 194 cm
1
MEMİŞ Melisa
Libero
  • Birth Date: 1/27/1998
  • Birth Place: Istanbul
  • Height: 170 cm
2
SEBNEM AKOZ Simge
Libero
  • Birth Date: 4/23/1991
  • Height: 168 cm
4
ARICI Beyza
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 7/27/1995
  • Height: 192 cm
6
ŞAHİN Saliha
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 11/5/1998
  • Height: 185 cm
7
BALADİN Hande
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 9/1/1997
  • Birth Place: Kutahya
  • Height: 189 cm
8
GÜVELİ Yasemin
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 1/5/1999
  • Height: 187 cm
9
THOMPSON Jordan
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 5/5/1997
  • Birth Place: Minnesota
  • Height: 193 cm
11
OGBOGU Chiaka
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 4/15/1995
  • Birth Place: New Jersey
  • Height: 188 cm
12
ŞAHİN Elif
Setter
  • Birth Date: 1/19/2001
  • Height: 190 cm
13
MIRKOVIC Sladjana
Setter
  • Birth Date: 10/7/1995
  • Height: 185 cm
14
DURUL Melis
Opposite
  • Birth Date: 10/21/1993
  • Height: 186 cm
16
RIGDON Madison
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 12/3/1995
  • Birth Place: Texas
  • Height: 184 cm
17
YILDIRIM Fatma
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 1/3/1990
  • Height: 180 cm

Staff

Head Coach
Assistant Coach 2
Assistant Coach

Recent Results

Team Statistics

Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL

Overview

Unet e-work BUSTO ARSIZIO

Player Statistics

Match Report

Busto Arsizio secure the last spot in the semifinals

Article

Unet e-work Busto Arsizio has secured their spot in the semifinals by defeating Eczacıbaşı VitrA 3-1 in the 2nd Leg of the quarterfinals. The Italian team came to Istanbul with a great advantage in their pockets as they won the 1st Leg at home 3-1. It’s the third time Busto Arsizio have reached the semifinals in as many participations in the competition.

Both teams pushed each other well in serving in the first set. With Elif Şahin scoring 2 aces at the beginning of the first set, the Tigers gained momentum against Unet e-work Busto Arsizio. While Busto Arsizio furthered their lead with the help of Alexa Gray and Camilla Mingardi, Eczacıbaşı VitrA’s 5 blocks weren’t enough the grab the first set which ended narrowly (25-23).

In the second set Eczacıbaşı VitrA used all chances to achieve a comeback. Hande Baladın, who was substituted in the second set scored some nice attacks. Fatma Yıldırım’s consecutive aces after 15-13 down were not enough to take the lead. Continuing her consistent performance in the second set, Alexa Gray led her team by 7 points with the Italian team’s captain Alessia Gennari scoring as many as 5 points. Winning the second set by 22-25, Unet e-work Busto Arsizio secured a spot in the semifinals before the end of the match.

Eczacıbaşı VitrA resisted well in the third set. The fourth set had some nice actions with Busto Arsizio finishing it in their favor by 28-26 and finishing the match in four sets. Today’s Most Valuable Player of the Match is Jovana Stevanovic who scored 13 points in total. The Tigers scored 13 blocks in total.

Marco Motta, head coach of Eczacıbaşı VitrA ISTANBUL: “I would like to congratulate Busto Arsizio. They played more regular than us today, especially until the end of the second set and deserved to win the match.”

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142
Points

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

109
Duration

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

150
Spectators

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

252
Match Spikes

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

44%
Reception Level

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

13-13
Net Domination

The number of successful point winning blocks of Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL compared to Unet e-work BUSTO ARSIZIO.

8-8
Ace Count

Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL number of service aces compared to Unet e-work BUSTO ARSIZIO

32-35
Error Difference

Errors leading to points of Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL, next to those from Unet e-work BUSTO ARSIZIO