First RefereeMirko JANKOVICSRBSecond RefereeEldar ZULFUGAROVAZE
How To Attend
Selami Ali mah. Vakıf sok. No:8 Bağlarbaşı Üsküdar, İSTANBUL, 34844 Capacity: 2700
VakifBank ISTANBUL - Vero Volley MILANO
- Vero Volley MILANO, under their previous name of Vero Volley MONZA lost 1-3 in both group stage matches against VakifBank ISTANBUL in last season’s Champions League. It was the only time Vero Volley MILANO have met a Turkish side in this competition.
- VakifBank ISTANBUL are one of only two teams that Vero Volley MILANO have a 0% Champions League win ratio against; also A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO (2 matches, 2 defeats).
- After losing their first 12 Champions League matches against Italian opposition, VakifBank ISTANBUL have a W16-L9 record in their next 25 fixtures versus teams from Italy.
- VakifBank ISTANBUL could lose successive matches against Italian teams in this competition for the first time since January- March 2010 (3 as VakifGunesTTelekom ISTANBUL). They lost their last Champions League game in the group stage against Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA.
- VakifBank ISTANBUL played an Italian team in four of their eight Champions League finals: a 0-3 defeat versus Pomì CASALMAGGIORE in 2015/16, a 3-0 win against Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO in 2016/17, a 2-3 loss to A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO in 2020/21 and a 3-1 win against A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO in 2021/22.
- From 2000/01 onwards VakifBank ISTANBUL (155) have won at least 42 more Champions League matches than their next nearest competitor (Eczacibasi Dynavit ISTANBUL, 113).
- VakifBank ISTANBUL have reached the quarter-finals stage in each of the last five seasons, a record only matched by A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO (5).
- After losing five of their first seven Champions League quarter-final matches, VakifBank ISTANBUL have won six of their next seven.
- VakifBank ISTANBUL are the reigning 2021/22 Champions League winners. They were also the last side to retain their trophy in this competition when they won in 2016/17 and 2017/18.
- VakifBank ISTANBUL needed to come through the play-offs to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals this season. The last defending champions not to qualify for the quarter-finals as top of their group stage the following season was Pomi CASALMAGGIORE They won in 2015/16, but did not qualify in 2016/17.
- Only Vita Akimova (204) and Jovana Brakocevic Canzian (155) have scored more points in the Champions League this season than Paola Egonu (140).
- VakifBank ISTANBUL coach Giovanni Guidetti was appointed coach of current women's world champions Serbia last December.
Vero Volley MILANO
- Vero Volley MILANO have only reached this stage of the Champions League in one campaign, under their previous name of Vero Volley MONZA in last season. They were defeated by A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO (1-6 on aggregate).
- Vero Volley MILANO can win four successive Champions League matches for the first time.
- Vero Volley MILANO are looking to add the Champions League to their collection of European trophies. In both their previous successes (as Saugella MONZA) they beat Turkish opposition in the final; AYDIN BBSK in the 2018/19 Challenge Cup and Galatasaray HDI ISTANBUL in the 2020/21 CEV Cup.
- Vero Volley MILANO could become the 10th team representing Italy to reach the Champions League final. Italian teams have won the competition a record 10 times.
- Vero Volley MILANO lost their only five-set match in the Champions League, 6-15 in the final set against Volero LE CANNET in this season’s group stage.
“We are very excited and happy to play this crucial match. We are in good condition. We are recovering from all our injuries in the last months. Vero Volley Milano is a good team. Playing against them will be a tough challenge for us. Most probably, playing well won’t be enough. We will have to play very, very well. We are ready to play at a high level and expect our fans to support us.”
Head Coach of VakifBank INSTANBUL
"We are proud to be here and play the Quarter Finals of this competition for the second straight time. It is never easy to play in Istanbul: the experience of the last season against VakifBank in the Pool of CEV Champions League is proof, but our goal is to come back to Milano with a good result. There will need patience, especially when they will be aggressive, and at the same force to push with our skills, especially with the serve, block, and defense".
Head Coach of Vero Volley MILANO
AddressSelami Ali mah. Vakıf sok. No: 8 Bağlarbaşı, Üsküdar İstanbul
|21/03/2023||vs.||3 - 2||W||Go to Match Centre|
|15/03/2023||vs.||3 - 0||W||Go to Match Centre|
|01/03/2023||vs.||3 - 0||W||Go to Match Centre|
- All Time
- Birth Date: 5/19/1994
- Birth Place: Belo Horizonte/MG
- Height: 183 cm
- Birth Date: 10/13/1994
- Birth Place: Iznik
- Height: 198 cm
- Birth Date: 4/15/1995
- Birth Place: New Jersey
- Height: 188 cm
- Birth Date: 6/10/2003
- Birth Place: Bucharest
- Height: 188 cm
- Birth Date: 11/29/1998
- Birth Place: Amsterdam
- Height: 189 cm
MVP, Paola Egonu
VakifBank ISTANBUL celebrates
Photos featured on the CEV Photo Galleries are downloadable copyright free for media purposes only and only if CEV is credited as the source material. They are protected by copyright for all other commercial purposes. Those wishing to use CEV Photo Gallery photos for other commercial purposes should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
VakifBank ISTANBUL v Vero Volley MILANO
VakifBank ISTANBUL is now one step closer to going through to the Semi-Finals. The reigning Champions League champions secured a 3-0 win (25-18, 25-19, 25-17) over Vero Volley MILANO and the unbeaten track record for VakifBank continues!
After the match, the head coach of VakifBank Istanbul, Giovanni Guidetti, said that they were focused on blocks which are definitely shown in the statistics. They had 10 kill blocks in all three sets and on the other side, Vero Volley had – three.
The first set started off completely equally on both sides (13-13) where the chance to turn over the match had VakifBank with seven points in the row (from 17-15 to 23-15). At this point, the set was "finished" and they secured the win by 25-18.
The second set was a show done by VakifBank. They were in the lead since the first point and they did not let the advantage away until the end of the set (25-19). And the exact same thing happened in the last set where Milano looked as if they gave up. VakifBank was in the lead since the beginning and the advantage stayed on point until they closed the whole match by 25-17.
The MVP and the top scorer was Paola Egonu with 21 points.
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 VakifBank ISTANBUL compared to Vero Volley MILANO.
VakifBank ISTANBUL number of service aces compared to Vero Volley MILANO
Errors leading to points of VakifBank ISTANBUL, next to those from Vero Volley MILANO