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EL M: Turkey routed Israel 0:3

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source: cev.lu; Photo: cev.lu

Turkey downed the hosts of Israel in three straight sets. With these results Croatia and Turkey top the tables in the group with 10 points, with Belarus coming up strong with 8 after their second win of the weekend. Zohar Bar Netzer and Sinan Cem Tanik commented.


Turkey – team

In the other match of the day, Turkey routed Israel in three straight sets. Actually Israel opened very strong going up 5:1 in the first set and 8:4 before Turkey fired back to re-open the fate of the game. Israel set the pace at the technical time-out (12:9) but Turkey responded well and though Israel went again to the front with a spike killed by Guy Ben Gal (18:16), Turkey did not lose focus and finished it off at 22-20.

Things followed a similar plot in the second set with Israel going up 5:3 and 7:4 before a neck-to-neck race unfolded after the technical time-out. The final rush of the set was really dramatic and after a tie at 20 all, Turkey claimed the next two points resisting to a very good performance by Israeli star Ben Gal.

After another close start (10 all), Turkey changed gear after the technical time-out of set 3 (16:12) and even though Israel closed the gap to a minimum (15:16), Turkey did not lose control of the operations and could wrap it up in straight sets (21-18).

We lost most of our points due to our own mistakes” says Israeli coach Zohar Bar Netzer. “Even though we showed good things in this game this is a good lesson to take for my young players.

We have got a young team and we are improving match after match. The Israelis are young too and they have a great potential” comments Turkey’s captain Sinan Cem Tanik.

To read more news from this competition click on European League 2013 M.

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