RC CANNES has hence not simply booked a ticket to the 1/8 finals but also made sure they will finish the prelims on top of the standings in the group.
RC CANNES set the tempo of the game in the opening set (8:4, 16:11) and even though the guests clawed back to -1, still the home heroines stayed cool to seal it at 25-22.
Eczacibasi fought bravely in set 2 but RC CANNES went up at both technical time-outs (8:7, 16:12) speeding up the rhythm for a comfortable 25-19.
The guests got the lead for the first time in set 3 by the score of 12:13 but RC CANNES did not let it go before Eczacibasi changed gear after a tie at 19 to move up 19:24 and eventually wrap it up at 22-25.
The Turks were up also in the opening of set 4 (6:8) and it looked like they were going to call for the tie-break (11:16) until RC CANNES brought the score to 19 all and eventually finished the job at 25-21 for the final 3:1 and the fifth consecutive win in this year’s Champions League.
Victoria Ravva and libero Paola Cardullo stood out for RC CANNES while the best players on the other side of the net were Neslihan Darnel and Maja Poljak.