Turkey: fourth round. Our recap.
A very short recap of Eferligi’s fourth round in three words? Galatasaray keep top spot, Halkbank victorious, and Finger’s stunning performance in the match between Izmir and Ziraat Bankasi Ankara.
So, Galatasaray have defeated Maliye Piyango away in the tie-break to stay on top of the standings. After the exploit against Halkbank the Galatasaray gets another surprise victory by winning a tug-of-war match and is now the new leader.
The other unbeaten team (but only fourth in the standings, having always won at the tie-break) is the Istanbul BBSK that played its derby against Fenerbahce, and the regret of not having finished the comeback in the 4th set remains (from 20-17 to 21-22 before losing 25-23). Toy Metin was the top scorer in the home team with 21 points and 4 aces, while Gungor Burak added 20. Wouter Ter Maat had 23 and Konstantin Cupkovic 21 on the other side.
The reigning champions Halkbank have scored an easy 3-0 victory against Inegol, and the Serbian opposite Drazen Luburic was the top scorer of the match with 20 points, while Vojin Cacic had 10 on the other side.
Michal Finger had an amazing performance in the jersey of Ziraat Bankasi, leading his team to the 3-2 win over Arkaspor Izmir. He scored 33 points and 61% in attack, while his teammate Ghaemi added 17. Lagumdzija with 21 points and That with 19 were the best players in the home team.
This round was completed by the victories of the Afyon (3-0 at the Jeopark that remains the taillight) and the Tokat that was defeated by Arhavi in just 3 sets.
Turkish Eferligi, round 4:
Istanbul BBSK – Fenerbahce 3-2 (25-19, 18-25, 19-25, 25-23, 15-11)
Halkbank – Inegol 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-20)
Jeopark Kula – Afyon 0-3 (18-25, 19-25, 25-27)
Belediye Plevne – Arhavi 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-22)
Arkasspor – Ziraat 2-3 (25-20, 20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 13-15)
Maliye Piyango – Galatasaray 2-3 (31-33, 26-24, 25-23, 23-25, 10-15)