The impressive presence in the CEV Challenge Cup was completed with Olympiacos finishing in the second position. The ‘’Reds’’ competed for the trophy but was defeated by Bursa 3-0. This success satisfied the fans and created a legacy for the future offering important moments to the Greek sports. Olympiacos did an impressive run, won 8 games against strong opponents and qualified to the final in which fought against Bursa.
Bursa caught a flying start to the match, easily taking the first set (25-15) after breaking away following the second technical time-out. They continued their display of fine form in the second set as well (25-16) before the third one was a lot closer and more dramatic but with the support of the fans, the hosts finished it all off at 25-23 to celebrate their second continental crown in three years.
The sets: 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-23)
Bursa BBSK (Vercesi): Yildirim 10, Soroglu 4, Kirdar 2, Da Silva 21, Prokopic 10, Horvath 13, Cihan (L), Sarioglu (L), Hatipoglu, Ince 1, Albayrak.
Olympiacos (Branko Kovacevic): Giota 3, Lazarevic 13, Smirnova 5, Lamprousi 2, Christodoulou, Hippe 8, Konomi (L), Vlachaki 2, Kokkinaki (L), Teza, Emmanouilidou