WFD-08, TURKEY v SWEDEN
In Cluj-Napoca, Group D continues in style. Day 5 starts with group favourites Turkey against one of the most interesting teams in this EuroVolley edition, Sweden. Both teams enter the match with 2 wins from two encounters. Definitely, this will be an all-out-attack game, with Karakurt of Turkey and the Haak sisters from Sweden in excellent form so far. Eda Erdem might again be the magician for Turkey, while the the Haak sisters dominated the last game, scoring together 37 points. This is going to be a treat for every volleyball fan out there!
First RefereeChristian Peter WOLFSUISecond RefereeAleksandar VINALIEVBUL
Opened in 2014, the BTarena is a multi-purpose indoor arena. Is one of the biggest and most modern of its kind in southeastern Europe. It can house more than 7,000 guests for sporting events and around 10.000 for a concert. The arena opened on 21 October 2014. The arena hosted a concert, on 31 October 2014, by English musician James Blunt, who sang from his album Moon Landing. The concert had an attendance of upwards of 6.000. Since then, Julio Iglesias, Eros Ramazzotti, Lara Fabian and Modern Talking have held concerts in BTarena. In 2017, the European Gymnastics Championship took place inside. The arena's seating capacity for basketball games was expanded to 10.000 seats for the FIBA EuroBasket 2017. In recent years, many Fed Cup tennis matches have been played at the BT Arena. Construction cost for BTarena: 21,5 million euros. Capacity: 10000
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Aleea Stadionului, nr.4, CLUJ NAPOCA, 400375 Capacity: 10000
The BTarena located next to the Cluj Arena soccer stadium. Directions to Cluj Arena (Cluj-Napoca) with public transportation Bus: 30, 9, M26. Station: Hotel Sport (5 min. walk), Agronomia (12 min. walk), Piața 14 Iulie Sud (12 min. walk) Train: R 3085, R 3624. Tram: 102. Station: Cluj Arena (6 min. walk) Get directions
She started her volleyball career at DSI Sport in Balıkesir. She was part of the Turkey U18 team, and played at the 2017 Girls' U18 EC in the Netherlands and 2017 FIVB U18 World Championship in Argentina. She participated 2017 U23 World Championship in Slovenia and won the gold medal. In senior national team she won silver medal at the 2019 in Ankara.
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Cousins Guidetti - Coaches of team SWE and team TUR
The HAAK sisters preparing for the game
Official Coin Toss
Another set point celebration
Team TUR hugging Meryem BOZ after she won the set
Meryem Boz the center of attention
Let's go girls
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Another staight-set victory for Turkey
Day 5 started in incredible fashion in BTarena from Cluj-Napoca. The first set of the game between group favourites Turkey and feel-good story Sweden has been extremely tense. After a strong start by Turkey, whose offensive plays have been on point, Isabelle HAAK has started to show her skills once again, being her team’s main asset. (best attacker & 9 points to her name). Sweden reached optimal tempo and recovered a 4 point deficit on the scoreboard to have a set point. The cat-and-mouse game then began, up until 30-29, when Meryem BOZ decided it’s time to close the set - block and set point.
In the 2nd set, Turkey showed no mercy in the start, just like in the first set. Sweden, however, do not want to let the game out of their hands and recover incredibly from 8-0. Point by point, Sweden closed the gap to Turkey, after some tactical changes, with Isabelle and Anna Haak leading them as always. The set is closed by team TUR, 25-21.
The third set had no story to tell, as the game continued in the same fashion as the previous 2 sets, with Turkey on the lead. With several changes in the roster, they tried to give more playing time to the other members of the squad. Sweden never found the rhythm from the first two sets and Turkey has shown why they are nicknamed "the sultans of the net". The winner of the Cousins Guidetti battle is Giovanni Guidetti, as Turkey wins the match 3-0.
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 TURKEY compared to SWEDEN.
TURKEY number of service aces compared to SWEDEN
Errors leading to points of TURKEY, next to those from SWEDEN
İSMAİLOĞLU Meliha said that: "in the beginning we had problems scoring high points and the defence also did not work as intended. After that, our play improved and we managed to win in straight sets. With the Netherlands, the story is clearly going to be different but we are confident. I want to thank the Turkish fans in the venue, I was so happy to see them there."
After the match, Alexandra Lazic from SWE said that: "we were expecting a pretty tough match, Turkey came from Tokyo, so it was always going to be a hard match. We have learned a lot from this game and we pushed them really hard in the first set. I am really excited for tomorrow, we need to reload now and push the battle because the next game is going to give us the chance to go further in the competition."