Eczacibasi hosts international tournament to assess state of preparations for coming season
News from the clubs
Istanbul, Turkey, October 5, 2012. Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL is currently hosting an international tournament – that is due to come to a close on Saturday – thereby playing host to three teams that are also set to compete in the European Cups, namely Dinamo MOSCOW and Rabita BAKU, plus their compatriots of TED Kolejliler ANKARA.
This is a unique opportunity to assess where the teams stand before the start of the season via a series of friendly matches.
The tournament started with Russia’s Dinamo MOSCOW edging the 2011 club world champions of Rabita BAKU (AZE) at the end of a real battle (3:2; 30-28, 25-21, 21-25, 23-25, and 15-11).
Eczacibasi – that is expected to play Dinamo on Friday and Rabita on Saturday – opened with a 3:0 win (25-23, 25-14, and 25-16) to comfortably cruise past their opponents from Ankara.