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CL M: Halkbank neutralize Ngapeth, Sokolov & Co. demolish Modena!

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Duel in Ankara between hosts, Turkish Halkbank, and Italian DHL Modena supposed to be derby of the CEV Champions League Playoffs 12, but it was a one way street!

Halkbank vs. Modena

Halkbank vs. Modena

Halkbank demolished ‘Yellow guys’ 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-13) and now need to win only two sets in the second leg to qualify for the next round.

Halkbank made the key gap in the first set on serves from Kévin Le Roux at 12-11. The French middle blocker totally disturbed Modena’s defense (5 aces overall) disabling Bruno Rezende to properly organize his team’s attacks (15-11). Modena managed to temporarily return (18-18), but with several 3-meter kills, Tsvetan Sokolov finished what Le Roux started – 25-20. It is worth mentioning that Modena suffered a few bad calls from referees in this set including the one on a set ball which clearly went out of bounds without touching their block.

In Set 2, the two teams were leveled until the first TTO when Le Roux continued to bomb opponents from service line while Dick Kooy joined Sokolov in Halkbank‘s offense 21-18. Home team cut off Earvin Ngapeth (38% of excellent attacks overall) which was more than half of work towards final win (25-21).

Set 3 was complete demonstration of force by Halkbank’s players. At one point it was 21-9! Nothing more need to be said (25-13).

Sokolov topped Halkbank’s scorers with 17 points and 71% of excellent attacks. Luca Vettori scored 10 in Modena.


Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
Home Matches 16. 02. 2016 19:00 Arkas Spor IZMIR vs Cucine Lube Banca Marche CIVITANOVA 0:3 20:25; 21:25; 19:25 STAT  
Home Matches 16. 02. 2016 20:00 Lotos Trefl GDANSK vs Zenit KAZAN 1:3 19:25; 25:22; 17:25; 15:25 STAT  
Home Matches 17. 02. 2016 17:30 Halkbank ANKARA vs DHL MODENA Volley 3:0 25:20; 25:21; 25:13    
Home Matches 17. 02. 2016 18:00 PGE Skra BELCHATOW vs Ziraat Bankasi ANKARA 0:0      
Home Matches 17. 02. 2016 20:30 TOURS Volley-Ball vs Belogorie BELGOROD Lokomotiv BELOGOROD 0:0      
Home Matches 17. 02. 2016 20:30 Volley behappy2 ASSE-LENNIK vs Diatec TRENTINO 0:0      


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Agak February 18, 2016 - 1:02 am

Waw Sokolov i unbelievable player


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