Daniel Castellani - Fenerbahçe HDI Sigorta Headcoach
"As a player and a coach, I have participated in World Championships and Olympic Games at the national level. However, something is different and special in the CEV Champions League arena, where clubs take part.The Champions League is a platform where the top teams of Europe take place, and I am happy to be here as Fenerbahçe.Our group is tough, but we know that nothing is impossible if we play our own game. I believe that tomorrow, our players will do their best to reveal our own game."
Salvador Hidalgo Oliva - Captain of Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta
"It's nice to be playing again in the world's best volleyball league, the Champions League. Tomorrow we will face AS Cannes Dragons and we are ready to fight for every ball on the field. We need our fans the most in these tough group matches. Feeling their support always gives us more strength. We are a better team with our fans! Come on Fenerbahçe!"
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AS CANNES Dragons
Fenerbahçe HDI ISTANBUL
Battle on the net
Muhammet Kaya of Fenerbahçe HDI ISTANBUL celebrating
MVP Yacine Louati of Fenerbahçe HDI ISTANBUL
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Fenerbahçe off to a flying start in the #CLVolleyM
The Turkish side of Fenerbahçe begun their #CLVolleyM 2022 campaign in an excellent manner after seizing a 3-0 victory over the French AS Cannes Dragons. In a match that lasted 91 minutes, the players around head coach Daniel Castellani were more precise in the deciding moments, and finishing with as many as 44 winning spikes compared to 35 for AS Cannes Dragons, proved better in this component. The guests, on the other hand, were more successful on the blocking (10 to eight).
The first set set the tone for a very exciting match ahead and fans, watching the match on EuroVolley.TV weren’t disappointed in the end of it. With the teams fighting hard for each point, a successful block Salvador Hidalgo Oliva and an ace by Yacine Louati in the end became the key to the Turkish success in the opener. Both sides were showing rather equal performances on the different counts - finishing the first set with the same number of blocks (4) and aces (1). The guest were slightly better on attack (16 to 14) but one more error costed them the set-win.
The same scenario unfolded in the second set, as both Fenerbahce HDI Istanbul and AS Cannes Dragons delivered high class Volleyball. However, the hosts were able to improve their attacks (14 to eight winning spikes), while as many as four kill blocks weren’t enough for the French. The third set was a hard-fought as well. In the end of it, the outside spiker of the guests - Daniel Gruvaeus suffered an ankle injury with the results being 22-21 for the Turkish.
The French star Yacine Louati grabbed the MVP award, finishing with as many as 20 points to his name (two blocks and two aces).
“We are very happy that we started in the Champions League with a significant victory. We fought hard in this match, and I want to express my congratulations to my team. We defeated the opponent thanks to a better performance in the high balls.”
Head coach of Fenerbahçe HDI Sigorta
Salvador Hidalgo Oliva
“Today, we didn't start the game as we wanted, but then we showed an incredible reaction. However, I know that we could have done better if we had played our best game. I believe that our team will do much better by showing its best performance in the next games. It was very important for us to start in this championship with a win , and we are enjoying it, but we are well aware that the next match is always the most important one.”
Captain of Fenerbahçe HDI ISTANBUL
The match in numbers
The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.
The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.
Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.
The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.
An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.
The number of successful point winning blocks of Fenerbahçe HDI ISTANBUL compared to AS CANNES Dragons.
Fenerbahçe HDI ISTANBUL number of service aces compared to AS CANNES Dragons
Errors leading to points of Fenerbahçe HDI ISTANBUL, next to those from AS CANNES Dragons