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Result: Turkey beat Azerbaijan to reach women's volleyball final

Turkey survive a five-set thriller against Azerbaijan to reach the final of the women's volleyball at the European Games in Baku.

Turkey have claimed a place in the final of the women's volleyball competition at the European Games in Baku, beating host nation Azerbaijan in a closely-fought semi-final.

The home side came from a set down early on as they were watched by President Ilham Aliyev at Crystal Hall, before coming from behind again in the fourth to force a deciding fifth.

Turkey were too strong though, with top scorer Neriman Oszoy helping them close out a 15-11 triumph in the final set to progress to the gold-medal match.

Turkey will take on Poland for the top spot on the rostrum on Saturday, while Azerbaijan face Serbia for the bronze.

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Odina Bayramova #5 of Azerbaijan celebrates a point in the Women's Volleyball Preliminary Round match against Romania during day one of the Baku 2015 European Games at Crystal Hall on June 13, 2015
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Friday's key events

· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

> Today's schedule in full
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