VakifBank, Dinamo, Fenerbahce, Allianz secure easy wins, Imoco need tiebreak to clinch victory in 2019 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Women group stage fourth round
Luxembourg, February 6, 2019. The fourth round of play in the pool stage of the 2019 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women continued on Wednesday with five matches in three pools. VakifBank ISTANBUL, Dinamo MOSCOW, Fenerbahce Opet ISTANBUL, Allianz MTV STUTTGART secured 3-0 or 3-1 victories while Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO fought back from 0-2 down to win after a thriller against German side SSC Palmberg SCHWERIN.
• VakifBank paved their way to glory in Pool A with a 3-0 home victory over Bulgaria’s Maritza PLOVDIV to make it four wins in as many matches – with only one set dropped along the way.
• It was their 26th straight victory in CEV Volleyball Champions League. Moreover, VakifBank have won 36 of their last 37 matches in the contest.
• Lonneke Slöetjes received the MVP award and she was top scorer as well with 19 points to her name.
• Dinamo MOSCOW’s task was not as easy as for VakifBank, but at the end the Russian team secured a 3-1 victory with the help of their key players over Romania’s C.S.M. BUCURESTI.
• With their win, they cemented their second place in Pool E behind Fenerbahce.
• In the same pool, Fenerbahce found their best game after recovering from 22-24 down to win the first set. Their comeback had an impact on the rest of the game with Chemik POLICE as the Yellow Angels soared to a 3-0 victory.
• The Turkish team rules Pool E with four straight victories and only one set dropped in the series.
• Germany’s Allianz MTV STUTTGART also secured an easy 3-0 victory over France’s BEZIERS VB. They dominated throughout the match to win in straight sets, much courtesy of a tally of 14 points scored by Jana Franziska Poll.
• Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO had to fight back from two sets down to edge SCHWERIN at the tiebreak and make amends for their 0-3 loss in Germany earlier this season. Imoco sit in second place in their pool behind compatriots Savino Del Bene SCANDICCI.
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VakifBank ISTANBUL (TUR) vs. Maritza PLOVDIV (BUL)
BEZIERS VB (FRA) vs. Allianz MTV STUTTGART (GER)
Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO (ITA) vs. SSC Palmberg SCHWERIN (GER)
Dinamo MOSCOW (RUS) vs. C.S.M. BUCURESTI (ROU)
Chemik POLICE (POL) vs. Fenerbahce Opet ISTANBUL (TUR)
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