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Turkey: Fenerbahçe join Ziraat in final!

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Fenerbahçe HDI Sigorta advanced to the playoff finals of the 2020/21 Turkish AXA Sigorta Efeler Ligi.
The 2nd-seed Fenerbahçe completed a full turnaround of the series of playoff semifinals against no.3 Arkas Spor, by prevailing over the İzmir side in the tie-break in Game 3, partially 19:25, 25:22, 21:25, 29:27, and 15:7. Thus they won the series by a 2-1, and joined top-seed Ziraat Bankkart in the finals.
Fenerbahce risks the sensational elimination but, at a disadvantage 1-2 and 19:23, remedies thanks to the blocks of Batur (21:23) and Kiyak (22:23), they save 2 match points with Toy (23:24) and a another block by Kiyak (24:24), overtakes with Hidalgo’s ace (25:24) and closes the set with Vigrass (29:27), to then dominate the tie-break.
Metin Toy top-scored Fenerbahçe with 20 points, while Emre Batur and Ulaş Kıyak added 5 blocks each, and Canadian Graham Vigrass made 85% attack (11/13).

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| 2020/21 Turkish AXA Sigorta Efeler Ligi playoff semifinalsGame 1
| April 2, 2021
Ziraat Bankkart Ankara (1) – Galatasaray HDI Sigorta Istanbul (4) 3-2 (25:19, 22:25, 26:24, 17:25, 15:13)
Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta Istanbul (2) – Arkas Spor Izmir (3) 1-3 (23:25, 26:28, 25:14, 26:28)

| Game 2April 6
Galatasaray HDI Sigorta Istanbul (4) – Ziraat Bankkart Ankara (1) 1-3 (23:25, 25:16, 20:25, 17:25) Serie: 0-2
Arkas Spor Izmir (3) – Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta Istanbul (2) 0-3 (15:25, 20:25, 15:25)
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| Game 3April 9
• Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta Istanbul – Arkas Izmir 3-2 (19:25, 25:22, 21:25, 29:27, 15:7) Serie: 2-1

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| 2020/21 Turkish AXA Sigorta Efeler Ligi playoff – FinalBest-of-five

| Game 1 | April 12, 2021
• Ziraat Bankkart Ankara – Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta Istanbul

| Game 2 | April 15
• Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta Istanbul – Ziraat Bankkart Ankara

| Game 3 | April 18
• Ziraat Bankkart Ankara – Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta Istanbul

(( Game 4 | April 21 ))
• Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta Istanbul – Ziraat Bankkart Ankara

(( Game 5 | April 26 ))
• Ziraat Bankkart Ankara – Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta Istanbul

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| 3/4th PlaceBest-of-three
| Game 1 – April 12
• Arkas Spor Izmir – Galatasaray HDI Sigorta Istanbul
| Game 2 – April 15
• Galatasaray HDI Sigorta Istanbul – Arkas Spor Izmir
(( Game 3 – April 18 ))
• Arkas Spor Izmir – Galatasaray HDI Sigorta Istanbul

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