Galatasaray needs win for European trophy
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Cuban outside hitter Rosir Calderon (C) will again be Galatasaray’s main attacking threat as the Istanbul team visits Yamamay in the CEV Cup final second leg. AA photoGalatasaray will chase a win to claim its first-ever European title in volleyball when it takes on Yamamay Busto Arsizio in the second leg of the CEV Cup on March 31.
The Istanbul team edged the Italians in four sets (25-16, 22-25, 25-23, 25-22) in the first leg of the CEV Cup on March 27.
According to the rules, Galatasaray will clinch the trophy if it wins the return game on March 31, and a golden set will be played if the Italians win the game.
If Galatasaray wins the second-tier competition in European women’s volleyball, it will be a first-time European trophy double for Turkey since Fenerbahçe Universal claimed the top-tier CEV Champions League in Baku, Azerbaijan last week.
Italian league leader Yamamay Busto Arsizio relies on towering opposite player Aneta Havlickova of Czech Republic, who leads the competition in scoring.
Galatasaray’s most important player is Cuban outside hitter Rosir Calderon.