It’s the second day of group C in Tampere. Today Russia, one of the biggest contenders for the CEV EuroVolley 2021 title and one of the favorites for the top spot in Pool C will play against Turkey, the Champions of the 2021 CEV European Golden League. The match is expect to be a guaranteed thriller, and also quite an unpredictable game, since both teams will fight until the last point.
First RefereeStefano CESAREITASecond RefereeRoy BENSIMONISR
Tampere Ice Stadium, also known as Hakametsä Stadium, was Finland’s first ice stadium originally built for the 1965 Ice Hockey World Championships. The legendary stadium is well suited for various competitions, trade fairs, concerts and other large-scale events. Hakametsä is located ca. 3 km from Tampere city centre and it is easy to reach by public transportation. Capacity: 8000
How To Attend
Keltinkatu 2 , TAMPERE, 33530 Capacity: 8000
Hakametsä Icehall is just less than 4 km from the city centre and it is easily achievable walking or with you own car, taxi or bus. You can walk from city centre to venue in 45 minutes and see beautiful sites of Tampere at the same time. By bus you can found Hakametsä with many diffrent buslines: 3A, 3B, 6, 9A, 17, 25, 29A, 29B, 40A, 80. All these bring you to less than half kilometer from the venue. By car you can found venue (address Keltinkatu 2) next to Hervannan valtaväylä on eastside of the citycentre. Parking places next to the venue are limited during EuroVolley. Get directions
Egor Klyuka was born on June 15, 1995 in the city of Kobrin (Belarus) and is a player of Zenit Sankt-Petersburg. With the national team he became the champion of Europe (2017). Champion VNL (2018, 2019) and a Bronze prize-winner of the European Games (2015). He also took world championship youth gold in 2015.
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Team Turkey celebrate sensational victory over Russia
Great spike of team Russia
Mert Matic erupting in joy
Team Turkey celebrating
Ivan Iakolev celebrates after closing the second set in Russia's favour
Murat Yenipazar celebrates a point together with his teammates
Tuomas Sammelvuo coaching Russia for the first time on Finnish soil
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Amazing Eurovolley start for Turkey
Turkey started their EuroVolley 2021 journey with a huge and surprising 3-1 win (29-27, 16-25, 25-21, 25-19) over Olympic silver medallists Russia as they showed a tremendous amount of courage and fighting spirit in front of 1,007 spectators at Hakametsä Arena in Tampere. The sensation is even more impressive after Russia literally thumped Turkey in the second set.
A thrilling and dramatic opening set ended in a 29-27 victory for Turkey as their captain Baturalp Burak Güngör cashed their fourth set ball with an attack from the back row. Russia had their chances as well, especially when Yaroslav Podlesnykh went to serve with the score standing at 25-24 in their favour. Ramazan Efe Mandiraci set the pace for Turkey in the first set with a personal tally of eight points, as the outsiders successfully finished 62% of their attacks.
Russia found another gear at the start of the second set flying to an 8-1 lead with Egor Kliuka and Igor Kobzar standing behind the service line. Ivan Iakovlev’s block ended the set clearly in Russia’s favour (25-16).
Even though it looked like Russia had full control of the game, Turkey fought back with glowing hearts. They reduced their gap to one point only towards the end of the third set (20-21) with Adis Lagumdzija’s attack and shortly afterwards they took the lead following three straight Russian mistakes (23-21). The next two balls went to Turkey as well, so they secured their first point of the tournament already at this stage.
Turkey edged ahead from the beginning of the fourth set and Tuomas Sammelvuo’s team did not seem to find the strength to come back. Another Adis Lagumdzija’s attack ended the match to start big Turkish celebrations.
Adis Lagumdzija and Ramazan Efe Mandiraci were best scorers for Turkey with 19 points each. Egor Kliuka, playing as opposite and not as outside hitter since Russia are missing both Maxim Mikhaylov and Victor Poletaev at EuroVolley, scored 20 times for Russia in their losing effort.
The match in numbers
The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.
The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.
Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.
The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.
An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.
The number of successful point winning blocks of RUSSIA compared to TURKEY.
RUSSIA number of service aces compared to TURKEY
Errors leading to points of RUSSIA, next to those from TURKEY
“This may look like a sensational victory because Russia is a great team and they played the final of the Olympics only a few weeks ago. However, I can stress that this is just a start and the first match of a long tournament. I did believe in my team when coming here and I still believe that despite today’s good performance and victory, we can still improve our game as the competition progresses. I could sense a lot of excitement among my teammates – and this victory is another boost.”
Setter of Turkey