Dinamo Kazan top scorers: Gamova 24, Yureva 17, Ulanova 13.
VakifBank top scorers: Sheilla 24, Costagrande 18, Rašić 17.
The first game of the big clash was simply fantastic. It has all started with a super exciting first set. Dinamo Kazan had a lead 18:14, but VakifBank made 6:1 run and took over the lead at 20:19! It was point for point all the way until 23:23, when Naz Aydemir touched the top of the net and Dinamo Kazan had the set ball. Russians failed to use the first one, but they used the second one. Carolina Costagrande had a bad reception, and Elena Yuryeva punished that with powerful spike – 26:24!
But, it was time for Vakif’s answer. In the second set, it was all tied until 19:19, when Vakif made a crucial run and went ahead at 22:19! Squad of Giovanni Guidetti finished the set at 25:21.
Turkish team had the lead in the third set almost for the whole time, but Dinamo Kazan approached to 21:19. Then a crucial point. A long rally eventually ended with a point of VakifBank and it was 22:19… A bit later it was 25:20. Away team had the lead by 2-1 in sets!
Then a set which might ruined the complete impression. VakifBank had the lead 18:14, but Dinamo Kazan made 8:2 run and went ahead at 22:20. Russian team failed to convert a set point at 24:23, then Vakif failed to use the match point at 25:24. It was all tied at 25:25 when it happened… According to referees next two plays of VakifBank were turnovers! Spikes of Carolina Costagrande and Sheilla Castro were called out, but both of them (especially the last one) might ended inside the court. But, there is no video check in Playoffs 12 of the Champions League and Kazan tied the game at 2-2 in sets.
A tie-break! VakifBank opened it with 4:0, Kazan approached to 6:4… That was the far as Russians got. Turkish side escaped again on 12:7, then Sheilla served an ace for 13:7… It was all over. Carolina Costagrande ended the game with a block-out – 15:7!
PLAYOFF 12 / /
|Game||Date/Time||Teams||Set||Result per set||Stats||Videos|
|Home Matches||10. 02. 2015 18:00||VK Agel Prostejov ( W )||vs||Eczacıbaşı Vitra ( W )||1:3||25:18, 15:25, 14:25, 21:25|
|Home Matches||10. 02. 2015 19:00||Dinamo Kazan ( W )||vs||VakifBank Istanbul ( W )||2:3||26:24, 21:25, 20:25, 27:25, 7:15|
|Home Matches||11. 02. 2015 18:00||Azeryol-Baki Baku ( W )||vs||Unendo Yamamay Busto Arsizio ( W )||0:0|
|Home Matches||11. 02. 2015 19:30||Dresdner SC ( W )||vs||Fenerbahçe Grunding ( W )||0:0|
|Home Matches||11. 02. 2015 20:00||Racing Club de Cannes ( W )||vs||Volero Zürich ( W )||0:0|
|Home Matches||11. 02. 2015 20:30||Nordmeccanica Rebecchi Piacenza ( W )||vs||Dinamo Moscow ( W )||0:0|
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