Turkey: Ziraat end Galatasaray’s 6-game unbeaten run, Spor Toto defeated by Fenerbahce after Okello’s departure
After yesterday, there are no more undefeated teams in the 2019/20 Turkish AXA Sigorta Efeler Ligi regular season!
Led by Cuban Yadrian Escobar, author of 20 points, Ziraat Bankası inflicted a heavy defeat to Galatasaray HDI Sigorta in Round 7: 3-0 (33:31, 25:18, 25:18). This was the first defeat of Galatasaray this season, who was the only team without a single defeat prior to this round, after six victories. Now both Galatasaray and Ziraat have a 6-1 score and 17 points in the standings, but the latter has settled at the top position due to a better set-ratio.
Fenerbahçe HDI Sigorta joined the above-mentioned teams with a 6-1 record and 17 points after outplaying Spor Toto on the road after five sets: 3-2 (25:11, 22:25, 20:25, 26:24, 15:10). The losing side suffered the second defeat in a row, a series that came after 5-0 record, which put them on the top of the standings at that time. The negative streak of Spor Toto coincided with the departure of their top scorer and key player Daudi Okello (the Ugandan went to play in South Korea). The Dutchman Wouter Ter Maat was the top scorer for Fenerbahçe with 25 points while Argentinean Nicolás Bruno scored 22 for Spor Toto.
2019/20 AXA Sigorta Efeler Ligi regular season – Round 7
Sorgun Belediye – Tokat Belediye Plevne 3-1 (25:21, 14:25, 25:19, 26:24)
Spor Toto – Fenerbahçe HDI Sigorta 2-3 (11:25, 25:22, 25:20, 24:26, 10:15)
İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi Spor Kulübü – Halkbank 0-3 (22:25, 21:25, 15:25)
Ziraat Bankası – Galatasaray HDI Sigorta 3-0 (33:31, 25:18, 25:18)
Arhavi Voleybol – İnegöl Belediye
Arkas Spor – Bursa Büyükşehir Belediyesi
Source: tvf-web.dataproject.com; Photo: Ziraat Bankası Fan club on Facebook