The match took place under the eyes of Laurent Tillie, the coach of the national team of France. For Arkas, opposite Yigit Gülmezoglu was not in the starting six tonight. Gazmend Husaj, outside spiker of Tours, did not play tonight as he is still recovering from an ankle injury.
At the arena, there were some Turkish supporters were present in Tours to support Arkas. Hermans Egleskalns, the Latvian opposite of Tours was the best scorer with 26 points Robert Täht, outside-hitter and top scorer of Arkas Izmir with 22 points:
“It was an interesting game. It was a great war. The atmosphere here in Tours is amazing – this is what we play for. About the game – we played without an opposite this evening, we played with three outside hitters for the first time this season. It was completely different than what we are used to,” says Taht.
Men’s CEV Champions League, round 4:
United Volleys – Zenit Kazan 20:30 CET Thursday
Knack Roeselare – Halkbank 20:30 CET Thursday
Standings: Zenit Kazan 4-0 (12 points), Halkbank 2-2 (5 points), United Volleys 2-2 (4 points), Knack Roeselare 1-3 (3 points)
Lube Civitanova – Modena 20:30 CET Wednesday
Karlovarsko – Zaksa 18:00 CET Wednesday
Standings: Lube 4-0 (12 points), Modena 2-6 (6 points), Zaksa 2-2 (6 points), Karlovarsko 0-4
Chaumont – Zenit St. Petersburg 20:00 CET, Wednesday
ACH Ljubljana – VFB Friedrichshafen 18:00 CET, Thursday
Standings: Zenit Sp 4-0 (10 points), Chaumont 3-1 (9 points), Friedrichshafen 1-3 (4 points), ACH Volley 0-4 (1 point)
Trefl Gdansk – PGE Skra Belchatow 18:00 CET Thursday
Greenyard Maaseik – BR Volleys 20:30 CET Wednesday
Standings: Gdansk 3-1 (9 points), Skra 2-2 (7 points), Maaseik 2-2 (5 points), BR Volleys 1-3 (3 points)
Tours – Arkas 3-2 (25-21, 25-16, 20-25, 20-22, 15-12)
Dinamo Moscow – Perugia 19:00 CET (Wednesday)
Standings: Perugia 4-0 (12 points), Dinamo Moscow 3-1 (9 points), Tours 2-3 (5 points), Arkasspor 0-5 (1)
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