ΕΓΓΕΓΡΑΜΜΕΝΑ ΜΕΛΗ 2022-2023
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ΕΓΓΕΓΡΑΜΜΕΝΟΙ ΦΙΛΑΘΛΟΙ 2022-2023
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Premiere with a victory in Turkey!

Having a great performance, Olympiacos started the Challenge Cup ideally. The ‘’Reds’’ beat Inegol 3-0 and made the first step forward to qualify to the next round. Oivanen, Bohme and Drzyzga were the most valuable players and the total performance of the team was excellent.

Key action:

The match was balanced in the first set. Olympiacos drew with Inegol 7-7 before the first technical time-out. Then, the Turkish team led 10-6 but Olympiacos run a 6-0 streak (13-10). Inegol reacted and went ahead 16-15 in the second time-out. Also, it preceded 18-16 but then, the ‘Reds’’ scored four consecutive points (20-16). Inegol equalled Olympiacos (21-21) but the ‘’Legend’’ controlled the rhythm and won the first set (25-23) with Oivanen and Aleksiev scoring five points. 

‘’Thrylos’’ was impressive keeping the whole second set under control and having an important lead. It was ahead 6 points until the first time-out, 11 ones until the second one and reached easily to the end (25-14). 

In the third set, Olympiacos remained concentrated and decisive and had the lead after the first technical time-out (8-7). It increased the margin by scoring consecutive points until the second time-out (16-11). Then, the ‘’Reds’’ widened it (20-15) and the set ended 25-18. 

Match stats

The sets: 0-3 (76’): 23-25 (28’), 14-25 (21’), 18-25 (24’)

1st set: 8-7, 16-15, 20-21, 23-25

2nd set: 2-8, 5-16, 11-21, 14-25

3rd set: 8-7, 11-16, 16-21, 18-25

Statistics

Inegol (Zoroglu Levent): Catal 1 (ace), Antanovich 8 (6/15 attacks, 2 aces, 48% pos-35% exc.), Almaz 3 (2/4 attacks, 1 block), Hacibekiroglu 1 (1/2 attacks), Husaj 8 (8/20 attacks, 71% pos-52% exc.), Klapwijk 16 (13/28 attacks, 2 aces, 1 block), Dengin (75% pos-50% exc.), Basaran 2 (2/6 attacks), Tokat, Cinar, Ayhan

Olympiacos (Munoz Benitez Fernando): Oivanen 12 (11/12 attacks, 1 block), Petreas 7 (5/6 attacks, 2 blocks), Bohme 7 (4/7 attacks, 1 ace, 2 blocks), Drzyzga 3 (1/1 attacks, 1 ace, 1 block), Aleksiev 7 (6/12 attacks, 1 block, 47% pos-47% exc.), Rauwerdink 8 (7/13 attacks, 1 ace, 58% pos-25% exc.), Stefanou (L, 55% pos-27% exc.), Daridis (L), Christofidelis (50% pos-50% exc.), Zoupani, Stivachtis

Quotes

Benitez said: ‘’We knew that it wouldn’t be an easy game because of the fans’ atmosphere. The opponent had good serve, good attack but we found solutions and blocked the most dangerous players. It was a good start in the Challenge Cup and we took the first step forward to continue in this competition. However, the second game is not easy as the opponent will not have stress. 

Bohme stated: ‘’It was a closed game in the first set as we expected. The opponent was good and kept the lead but we achieved to react and take the control. We won the second set easily and we didn’t face any difficulty in the third one.’’