Turkey has managed to beat Russia after more than two hours of fabulous volleyball in Ankara – 3-2 (25-23, 29-27, 14-25, 18-25, 15-10)!
Arena in the Turkish capital was just too small to welcome all fans who wanted to watch this game. Stands were fully packed, with a lot of Turkish flags flying high, and that atmosphere helped home team to take a lead of 2-0 in sets against the reigning world champion!
But, Russia is just too good to be defeated that easily. Squad of Yuri Marichev performed an amazing comeback and took this game into the tie-break!
And, then another epic set. Turkey gained a big lead (8-3), but Russia kept fighting and came close to only one point behind (10-9). But then home team won four points in a row! One of them after a big mistake of Kosianenko who stepped into the opposition court in crucial moments.
Eventually, Turkey used the second match ball, after a great spike by.
So, Turkey is the only team beside Brazil who has all three victories after the first Grand Prix 2014 weekend (3-0), while Russia suffered the first defeat in competition (2-1).
To read more about this competition, to see stats, video and photos click on Grand Prix 2014.
For more articles check out Latest news.
To back in front page of news click on News.
Share your thoughts about this on WoVForum.