The second match of the day is an interesting encounter between group favourites Turkey and team Finland. Turkey has won everything so far and are confident of taking the game in straight sets today. Dominant performances by Ebrar Karakurt, Eda Erdem and Meryem Boz have helped team TUR put together a series of very good results. For Finland, the first line of defence is Anna Czakan, their top blocker during the match against Ukraine. Tune in for the match in BTarena, because "the Sultans of the Net" will play beautiful volleyball.
First RefereeChristian Peter WOLFSUISecond RefereeIgor SCHIMPLSVK
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
How To Attend
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
Simge SEBNEM AKOZ
Born on April 23 1991, is a Turkish volleyball player for Eczacıbası VitrA and the Turkish national team. She participated at the 2017 Women's European Volleyball Championship and 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League. Her awards are: 2017 European Championship - Bronze Medal 2018 Nations League -Silver Medal 2019 European Championship -Silver Medal 2021 Nations League - Bronze Medal
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Team Finland celebrating
High ball by EBrar Karakurt
Zehra Gunes with the reaction
Match winners TUR
Ebrar Karakurt hugging her teammates
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Straight-set victory for Turkey
The 2nd match of the day in Cluj-Napoca highlights the duel between group favourites Turkey and team Finland. Finland, which have failed to win so far, faced the impossible task of beating ``the Sultans of the net``. After a surprisingly good start on the first set where they led by a few points, Finland lost their rhythm and Turkey regained their favourite status in impressive fashion. Their setter has been in impressive form, setting up play for Karakurt and Gunes, who simply dominated the offence. Finland couldn’t respond in any manner to Turkey’s attacks and the first set was adjudicated easily by the Turks.
In the second set, Turkey’s defence has been just fantastic, leading the game with 6 blocks. In the attack, Finland has hit the point of no return, having no chance to turn the game around. After several incredible spikes by team TUR, the second set has come to closure with 25-12 on the scoreboard. The third set has continued in the same fashion, with team Turkey showing the most entertaining volleyball so far. Fantastic job on the attack and several great rallies have transformed set number 3 into a spectacle. Turkey won and maintained its impeccable record: 4 wins out of 4 games.
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 FINLAND.
TURKEY number of service aces compared to FINLAND
Errors leading to points of TURKEY, next to those from FINLAND
From team Turkey, captain Eda Erdem told us: "I believe my younger teammates have taken their chances pretty well up until now. They are hungry for performance and we need everyone because this will be a very long tournament. We have a great team spirit right now. Against the Netherlands, we will play our best volleyball and we’ll see what we can get."
After the match, the youngster (19) PENTTILÄ Laura declared that "it was very exciting for me to play against Turkey, I was very nervous. Tomorrow, we will give everything we got against Romania, that is for sure. It’s going to be a great match."