The first quarter-final of the CEV Women Champions League 2020 ended with the absolute victory of Vakifbank female players to place their names in the semi-finals this season.
Before the match, there were many doubts about the match will be postponed due to the COVID-19 influenza epidemic is raging throughout Europe.
However, with their determination and strict measures to prevent epidemics, the match still took place as scheduled. The day before, some of the men’s quarterfinal matches of the 2020 CEV Man Champions League were also postponed due to the peak epidemic.
Entering the match, the girls from Turkey gave the game a fast and drastic fighting style.
The excellence of the two passes of the veteran Maja Ognjenović has brought the Vakifbank team a surprise and continuous lead. Available in Brazilian hands, Gabriela Guimarães strikes behind the 3m line are constantly exploited and bring a lot of points.
On the other side of the line, Dynamo Moscow players did not have the best mental state when entering the confrontation after losing in the first leg. The pieces didn’t work and the tactical change was too slow for them to keep up.
Two hands blocking Yimina Efimova, Yulina Lyubushkina were ineffective when confronted with the superior beaters of Vakifbank, making the game quickly arranged after 3 sec matches.
The match ended with a score of 3-0 with the score of the secs too different from 25-13, 25-18, 25-15. The total score after two series of the first leg and the return is 6-0 makes Dynamo Moscow players accept to leave the game in the quarter-finals of CEV Women Champions League 2020.
With their excellence, the female players have won 4 European Championship titles (CEV Champions League) in 2011, 2013, 2017 and 2018 and 3 world championships in 2013, 2017 and 2018 has entered its semi-finals.