Full and Recorded video of another classic match: Fenerbahce vs Eczacibasi

So here it is! The much-anticipated Fenerbahce vs Eczacibasi game was kind of disappointing because it was only a 3 setter game. ┬áBut then, there were a lot of rallies and spectacular plays by both squads so I’m still thankful that they gave us a show. Eczacibasi just played way better than Fenerbahce. They really have good floor defense, which is why even if they only have Neslihan Darnel, Liubov Sokolova and Maja Poljak as scorers, they can survive with their impeccable and Japan-like floor defense. Fenerbahce however has yet to blend in with one another. They have a lot of misreceptions which is why the new setter always likes giving it to the outside hitters. Although it’s not a bad idea since you have Paula Pequeno and Kim Yeon Koung as outside hitters, it’s very predictable. There were a lot of times that both players were blocked and that they wouldn’t score at one point. Hopefully, Fenerbahce will jell in more as a team and I hope their setter will improve, because they have a shitload of potential to be a very strong team. They have already lost TWO games in FIVE matches. That’s how messed up they are right now. Meanwhile, I have to commend Maja Poljak and Berenika Okuniewska who have also been improving in the middle blocker position in the past few games.

Eczacibasi def. Fenerbahce – 25-21, 25-21, 25-23

Damn. Can’t wait for the Eczacibasi vs Vakifbank game. Battle of unbeaten teams. Gonna be exciting for sure! ENJOY!

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Fenerbahce vs Vakifbank: A dream Match for Volleyball fans

Many Turkish league fans like have been anticipating the Fenerbahce vs Vakifbank match-up. Probably because as of now, with Kim Yeon Koung’s approved permit to play in the Turkish league, both teams have the best line-ups (in terms of clubs) in the whole world.

Although not as colorful as last year’s line-up which involved Liubov Sokolova, Fabiana Claudino and Logan Tom, this year’s Fenerbahce team is still competitive. They still have Asia’s best in Kim Yeon Koung from Korea who was also with the other three foreign imports last year. They have also acquired two Brazilian legends in Paula Pequeno and Mari Steinbrecher who can play both the outside and opposite positions. The team also got one of the world’s best middle blockers, Berenika Okuniewska from Poland. Filling the other middle spot is Eda Erdem, one of Turkey’s middle blockers. Individually, they are still very good. They have five able scorers and their line up is still one of the best in the world. How far will they go is the big question this time.

Vakifbank features Turkey’s best players like Naz Aydemir (setter), Neriman Oszoy (outside hitter), Gozde Sonsirma (outside hitter) and my favorites; ┬áBahar Toksoy (middle) and one of their Turkey’s best hitters Polen Usluhpehlivan (outside/opposite). The team has also acquired great imports like Japan’s current best player Saori Kimura, one of the world’s best blocker Christiane Furst from Germany, Malgorzata Glinka from Poland and Europe’s most prolific scorer Jovana Brakocevic from Serbia. Individually, they are really strong. But as a team, they have yet to be tested especially since this is the first time they will all be together in one team. No doubt, this is a dream team for Vakifbank. If they gel even more, they will be deadly and might become the world’s best club, at least for this year.