VakıfBank Qualified Perfectly
VakıfBank Istanbul 3-0 Minchanka Minsk
Sets: 25-21, 25-16,25-16
Duration: 1h 15min
First 6 of VakifBank:
Gözde Kırdar, Zhu Ting, Kübra Çalışkan, Naz Aydemir, Milena Rasic, Lonneke Sloetjes- Gizem Örge.
First 6 of M. Minsk:
Nadzeya Stoliar, Volha Palcheuskaya, Katsiaryna Sakolchyk, Aksana Kavalchuk, Nadzeya Smirnova, Anzelika Barysevich – Hanna Hryshkevich
Lonneke Sloetjes (14 pt.)
Zhu Ting (3)
Top Block Points:
Minchanka Minsk (9pt.)
Top score difference:
10 pt. (3rd Set –VakıfBank-Minchanka Minsk: 23-13)
VakıfBank Team Captain Gözde Kırdar:
It was not easy in Minsk, so we worked really hard after this match. Guidetti expected a better game today, so I am very happy we maket his happen. It’s all about confidence and teamwork. We will play better and better, after we get used to eachother with new players. I congratulate M. Minsk they really give effort and forced us. I think in group stage we will perform better quality and better volleyball. We sure want to win Champions League title again and we are focused as we focus every year to this goal. I feel very lucky to play in a volleyball temple like this.
Headcoach of VakıfBank Giovanni Guidetti:
Our squad is stronger than M. Minsk. But Minsk performed great volleyball in this two games. I want to congratulate them. I am happy because of the result. But I am also aware that we need to play better volleyball. I trust my team so we will perform better volleyball in next games. I would to thank all our players and our fans.
Headcoach of M. Minsk Viktar Hancharou:
I want to say thanks to my team for their performance on the first and second sets. Also we are glad to play in this gym. VakifBank is the one of the top teams of Europe and World. It was very hard for us to play against such a team like them, because we have only Russian players in our squad. Both games in Minsk and in Istanbul were good experiences for us. The level of the players of VakifBank is much better than us, so they win. I wish good luck to VakifBank to win Champions League again.