The very first rally of the match already set the tone for what was next: the score stayed extremely tight for most of the opening set, with good blocks from both sides. Fenerbahce Universal got a margin of three (10:13, 11:14) after scoring some excellent attacks but MULHOUSE drew level at 15. Fenerbahce entered the so-called money time with the slimmest margin (20:21) but their great outside hitters, Seda Tokatlioglu and Brazilian Fabiana Claudino, sped up for the final 20-25.
Fenerbahce caught a good start in set 2 (0:3, 5:8) with MULHOUSE trying to resist via the serving of captain Armelle Faesch and some spikes of Tatjana Bokan. The guests gradually changed gear (8:14) and even though MULHOUSE got some valuable help from Isaline Sager-Weider, Polina Stoyneva and Alina Albu, still the hosts trailed 11:16 at the second technical time-out. As the fans were cheering loudly on their heroines, they eventually cut the gap to -1 (18:19) and some more long and disputed points followed before Korean star Yeon-Koung Kim finished it off at 19-25.
Fenerbahce dominated the scene in set 3 with Kim, Claudino and Tokatlioglu being supported by Lioubov Shashkova (5:10, 12:16). Some more blocks paved the way for the 17:24 and Kim sealed it at 18-25 for the final 0:3.
This is Fenerbahce second victory in straight sets after the bronze medalists from last year had edged with that same score Germany’s DRESDNER SC last week in Istanbul.