The match started with a minute of silence observed to pay tribute to a volunteer and Volleyball passionate, Marie Dominique Viola, who had passed away this past May.
RC CANNES started out well and was often the leading force in the match, but many mistakes – especially in the second and third sets – helped Uralochka find their way into the game. The home side did not surrender and played a good fourth set but eventually was ousted in the deciding tie-break (7-15).
Brankica Mihajlovic top scored for RC CANNES with 22 points while Strashimira Filipova and Alexandra Pasynkova paced the Russian side with 19 apiece.
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