Galatasaray YK set a pace 8:5 by defending opposite attacks well, yellow red colored team applied fast spikes on wings Ukrainians could not stop 14:10 to take a time out.
As middle players of home side contributed much 19:14, Kharkiv bounced back with some back up players 21:19, but Galatasaray survived by aid of a time out 25:22.
Host was not able to receive good enough early in second set, so that, tall Kharkiv players killed local attacks in high blocks as Cimbom coach Isik Menkuer requested an early time out 3:5, but reception trouble was still continued, Sergiy Tyutlin was the outstanding player 9:14, whatever Galatasaray tried did not work, captain Volodymyr Tatarintsev was on top when guest team won the set 18:25.
Lokomotyv Kharkiv led a provisional 1:4, nevertheless local heroes stood up and moved to 6:5 where guest team called a time out, Galatasaray YK particularly sped up on Cuban player Salvador Hidalgo’s service round 14:11, Erhan Dunge flied so high for GSYK 20:16, however Tyutlin &co. did not give up and even up at 20, a lucky service of guest team had them snatched set 23:25.
Fourth set started so solid for both teams, after guest team led the first break 7:8, locals scored three to 10:8, setter Ulas Kiyak and Salvador Hidalgo carried Galatasaray up to second mandatory stop 16:12, Murathan Kisal joined them as Ukrainian coach Yuriy Filippov called another time out 19:13.
Kharkiv was so passionate for the next round as they scored 4 in a row 19:17, a new point series came with Volodymyr Tatarintsev till the game tied at 20, Cimbom spent second time out.
Locals did not stop which happened the set before, closed the stage with a triple block 25:21.
Host made simple mistakes in begining of fifth set 1:4, Tyutlin announced courtside change 4:8, kharkiv saved the difference in the last curve 7:11, but Galatasaray fought back bravely while setter Ulas Kiyak was serving 12:13, Kharkiv spent time outs at 13:14 but Cimbom equalized at 14, both teams put their best on the court, Kemal Elgaz scored two consecutive points – one from ace- to 17:16, tremendous struggle kept on until man of the match Sergiy Tyutlin scored last attacks on back court 20:22, Kharkiv won the match 2:3 and qualified to next round.
Hall: Burhan Felek
Referees: Sandro La Micela(ITA), Veaceslav Prozorov(MLD)
GS Yurtici Kargo: Pinerua, Hidalgo, Erhan, Ulas, Rivera, Murathan, Caner D.(L), Akif(L), Kemal, Ahmet, Ferhat
Lokomotyv Kharkiv: Tatarintsev, Teryomenko, Gumeniuk, Kapaiev, Rudnytskyi, Tomyn, Fomin(L), Tyutlin, Storozhylov,
Sets: 25-22, 18-25, 23-25, 25-21, 20-22
Duration. 130 min. (28-23-28-28-23)