From the eighth place to the end of the first-leg (now fifth, at the end of the second-leg, waiting for the play offs against Maliye) to won the Turkish Cup. This is the path of Fenerbahce that after the arrival of the new coach Sordyl and above all of the Cuban spiker (now naturalized German) Salvador Hidalgo Oliva has definitely changed rhythm. The final he was really unleashed: 31 points, 66% in attack, 2 winning blocks, 4 aces and the inevitable MVP award.
His also the decisive break in the start of the tie-break with the ace of 4-2 and the counterattack of the 5-2. A gap that Batur has implemented with a block (8-4) and that Fenerbahce has kept until the end with Ter Maat who closed the tie-break at 15-12.
On the other side, Galatasaray did not demerit, but could not count on the best Venno: despite the 24 points (including 5 winning blocks and 4 ace), in attack he closes only with 34%.
The entrances of Gergye and Gok in place of a terrible Antonov and Ulu have encouraged the comeback up to 2-2, but they were not enough to overturn the result and take a possible victory.
Fenerbahce (8) – Galatasaray (3) 3-2 (25:20, 25:18, 20:25, 22:25, 15:12)
Fenerbahce: Kiyak 2, Klinkenberg 16, Batur 3, Hidalgo Oliva 31, Karasu 5, Karatas (L); Yatgin 1, Unver 0. N.E.: Kurt, Ondes, Akdeniz, Dengin (L), Cupkovic. Coach: Sordyl.
Galatasaray: Keskin 3, Antonov 3, Ulu 1, Venno 24, Y. Aydin 9, Duff 12, Ayvazoglu (L); Cakir (L), Turkmen, Gok 3, Gergye 13. N.E.: Yonet, Siratca, Minici. Coach: Ozbey.
MVP: Hidalgo Oliva.