1. This is the first time that Dinamo-Ak Bars KAZAN and BEZIERS Volley play against each other and Dinamo-Ak Bars KAZAN has not yet faced any French teams in international matches.
2. For Dinamo-Ak Bars KAZAN, this will be the 9th season participating in the CEV Champions League Volley, whereas for BEZIERS Volley it will be the 3rd.
3. In Dinamo-Ak Bars KAZAN team, the most long-term player is the team’s captain Irina Koroleva – since 2016.
4. After the first leg of the CEV Champions League Volley - 4th Round, BEZIERS Volley is the leader of group D, while Dinamo-Ak Bars KAZAN occupies the third position in the standing.
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BEZIERS Volley team huddle
Irina Koroleva of Dinamo-Ak Bars KAZAN
Angela Leyva of BEZIERS Volley celebrating
Battle on the net
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Dinamo-Ak Bars KAZAN with a first win in #CLVolleyW Pool D
The Russian Dinamo-Ak Bars Kazan recorded their first victory in Round 4, after outclassing at 3-1 the team of Beziers Volley. The hosts counted on the guidance of their head coach Rishat Gilyazutdinov who missed some games at the helm of his team due to an illness. The French, on the other hand, were in a great mood, after a series of victories.
After claiming a 3-0 win at the beginning of Round 4 of CLVolleyW, the French Beziers Volley started very well in the match against the Russian powerhouse of Dinamo-Ak Bars KAZAN. Taking the lead right after the first referee whistle, the guests opened in their favour, showing better performance on attack (15 winning spikes), and scored more on their opponents’ errors.
With the second set unfolding, the home side improved their efficiency on attack, and with some blocks in the key moments, tied the set-score. Tatiana Kadochkina towards the end of the set was accurate and effective for her team.
Empowered on the winning spikes (19) in the third set, Dinamo claimed the leadership position, although there was still room for improvement in regard to the unforced errors (10).
A close call highlighted the beginning of the fourth set, but Dinamo’s players managed to show their real potential, eventually claiming their first victory in Pool D.
Angelina Lazarenko, with 8 points (four kill blocks) and 80% excellence in attack, was named MVP of the match. The Croatian star Samanta Fabris topped the charts as best scorer with 22 points to her name.
“At first, we were searching for our rhythm. This is why the begining of the match was hard for us, but we managed to concentrate and claimed the victory. We managed to turn things around thanks to improved performance on the block and in attack.”
Player of Dinamo-Ak Bars KAZAN
“We had some difficulties entering in the match, this happened also in our previous game in the Russian Championship. We need to figure out why this happens. Maybe we believe it will be an easy match, but our opponents always show great motivation. Angelina played a pivotal role today, but it is too early for us to look at the standings. We just hope that we will be able to play all our matches in light of the ongoing pandemic, and play them well.”
Assistant coach of Dinamo-Ak Bars KAZAN
“The first set was a great one. We served really well. After that, we were digging a lot, of course. We were playing transitions at a great level. In the second set we missed our opportunities due to some little mistakes. We know that Dinamo is a great team with world-class players, but we played best”
Player of BEZIERS Volley
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 Dinamo-Ak Bars KAZAN compared to BEZIERS Volley.
Dinamo-Ak Bars KAZAN number of service aces compared to BEZIERS Volley
Errors leading to points of Dinamo-Ak Bars KAZAN, next to those from BEZIERS Volley