I'm still under impression how setter from Dinamo Moscow and coach could not realized that Ortiz was on fire last night, instead using her more she didn't get a lot balls in crucial moments, really bad decision. I believe that Fang, coach from Cannes is feeling bad also, because he decide to not signed Ortiz and later he signed Lipicer, well with Ortiz, that will be really serious team even for 1st place on F4, instead I think they will need to be happy with qualifying on F4.
For sure match Rabita - FB is final before finals, and it is pity that CEV didn't do nothing to avoid this.
Agree with you (how unusual ), and I've also wondered why Ortiz has played so little all over the season. Do you know if she had any injury problems? Makarova and Yaneva haven't been too convincing, at least they both aren't able to consistently show high level. Grün's role is mainly to lead the team as person and to contribute in defense, but her attack performance also has been far from convincing recently...she never was the player who would kill high balls against a high block, at least not from Position 4, when she played as Opposite in the past she did better.