The second Italian-Turkish semifinal clash in the 2019 Club World Championship ended in the tie-break, too. This time it was the Turkish side that prevailed – Eczacıbaşı VitrA Istanbul defeated European champions Igor Gorgonzola Novara and will face Imoco Volley Conegliano in the final, tomorrow at 13:00 CET.
The Italian team has surrendered to the attacks of the 2019 EuroVolley MVP Tijana Bošković. Serbian opposite hitter poured in 31 points. Eczacıbaşı had another mighty weapon today – block. They made as many as 20 kill blocks of which Beyza Arıcı made 6. Bošković’s compatriot Jovana Brakočević top-scored for Novara with 26 points, while Cristina Chirichella set up 5 kill blocks.
2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Club World Championship – semifinals
Imoco Volley Conegliano (ITA) – VakıfBank Istanbul (TUR) 3-2 (25-23, 20-25, 25-23, 21-25, 23-21)
Igor Gorgonzola Novara (ITA) – Eczacıbaşı VitrA Istanbul (TUR) 2-3 (21-25, 25-23, 11-25, 25-23, 13-15)
3rd place match
VakıfBank Istanbul (TUR) – Igor Gorgonzola Novara (ITA), 10:00 CET
Imoco Volley Conegliano (ITA) – Eczacıbaşı VitrA Istanbul (TUR), 13:00 CET
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