PAOK Fall in Turkey and Remain Winless in CEV Champions League
CEV CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - POOL B (MATCHDAY 2)
|Halkbank||3 - 1||PAOK|
|(25 - 21)
(24 - 26)
(25 - 20)
(25 - 22)
PAOK remain winless in the CEV Champions League after a 3-1 loss to Halkbank Ankara.
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Things quickly went the way of the Turkish hosts, as they raced out to a 16-9 lead in the first set. Despite a comeback from PAOK, Halkbank Ankara would hold on to take the set 25-21. PAOK would come back in the second set, as they saved a set point and eventually won it 24-26. The two-time defending Turkish champions would go on to take the third set 25-20, and the fourth set 25-22, despite early leads from PAOK in both sets.
PAOK now sit at the bottom of Group B with an 0-2 record. Their next game will be on January 18, as they will host Germany’s Vfb Friedrichshafen in Thessaloniki.