The final of the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship saw the teams pushed to their limits as the match went to a deciding fifth set.

Eczacibasi VitrA won the first set 25-19 but Pomi came back in the second to win 25-20. The two teams split the third and fourth sets before the match went to the fifth set, where Neslihan Demir aced a service to put the Istanbul side up 12-10. Russian Tatiana Kosheleva’s service ace, Eczacibasi VitrA won the set 15-11.

Kosheleva led the scorers with 23 points while Serbia’s Tijana Boskovic added 17 points to help the team retain the championship.

Anadolu Agency