“This was by far our best match of the season” he said after the surprisingly clear 3:0 victory (25-18, 25-19, 25-14) over his opponents from Berlin.
“This time”, he added, “they didn’t have a chance”.
Paduretu was referring to last season’s semi-finals when his side was ousted by the team from Germany’s capital city. In front of 3’780 spectators at “Max-Schmeling-Halle” the visitors from Bavaria dominated the hosts from the start, especially with their solid serving and good blocks.
“We caught a day where everything fell into place. It would be nice if we could look that good in the Playoffs for we want to win the championship this time, of course” libero Sebastian Prüsener said after the convincing performance by the three-time and defending German Cup winner that will meet BERLIN again this coming December 10 for the quarterfinals of the German Cup.