In the first of the 2 big-matches of quarterfinals of Turkish Cup (tomorrow’s match between Fenerbahce-Ziraat seems almost an anticipated final) Arkas Izmir (without Gungor and with Matic out after a few points) defeated Galatasaray 3-2 after being behind 0-2 and also 8:13 and 20:22 in the third set. In any case, the guests were penalized by the coronavirus (the starters Keskin, Ulu and Mert were absent) and still with Subasi practically out (only a few exchanges for him).
From the third set the changes of Glenn Hoag work, as head coach put Winkelmuller on the bench, moves Mandiraci opposite and inserts as outside hitter the 2001 class Mirza Lagumdzija (younger brother of the opposite of italian side Vero Volley Monza, who today claims a historic semifinals’ ticket in Superlega).
| 2021 Turkish AXA Sigorta Kupa Voley – Quarterfinals | One match
| March 20
• Arkas Spor Izmir – Galatasaray HDI Sigorta Istanbul 3-2 (24:26, 21:25, 27:25, 25:21, 19:17)
Top Scorers: Mandiraci 22, Gulmezoglu 15, Cengiz 11, Koc 11, Lagumdzija 10, Winkelmuller 8, Blankenau 8; Berezhko 23, Torres 21, Metin Ertugrul 11, Siratca 8, Yenipazar 7, Savas 6.
| March 21
• Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta Istanbul – Ziraat Bankkart Ankara 3-1 (25:21, 25:16, 23:25, 25:22)