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Great ambiance expected for next home match of Czech national champions

by WoV
source: cev.lu

Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, December 8, 2011. Jihostroj CESKE BUDEJOVICE will be playing host next Tuesday to Germany’s Generali UNTERHACHING for the third leg in the prelims of the 2012 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Men. “It will be very hard as we are going to play a very strong team” says local star Jakub Novotny.

Czech national champions

Czech national champions

Jihostroj is currently on top of the standings in the Czech national league and the match with the rivals from Bavaria shall enjoy a great atmosphere. Club President Jan Divis says the tickets are already sold out and he expects some 2’000 fans in attendance on Tuesday. The Czechs claimed their first win in history in the Champions League this past October as they incredibly edged Bre Banca Lannutti CUNEO of Italy in straight sets for the second round of play. The local fans are hardly waiting for Generali to travel to Ceske Budejovice and they especially watch out for their setter Branislav Skladany.

He is a great player, very quick” says Novotny.

If we want to qualify for the next stage of the competition we have to win this game” adds middle blocker Stepan Smrcka.

After a very special ticketing campaign was launched, manager Zdenek Scheichl singles out: “It is a very important match and the interest of our fans will be enormous”. Jihostroj will line-up all of its best players including setter Filip Habr who, according to head coach Jan Svoboda, is recovering from a knee injury.

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