Even though middle blocker Radek Mach had not fully recovered from his ankle injury, he still joined the game right from the start. The goal of Jihostroj was clear: to score a home win also to please the 1’700 fans that had got together tonight to cheer on the Czech national champions.
“We managed to play as we wanted to and I am particularly happy because we have defeated one of the strongest teams in Europe” says Jihostroj head coach Jan Svoboda.
“We are just overwhelmed and I do hope our fans enjoyed the game tonight” adds Radek Mach. “I am sure that our experience from the past seasons helped us a lot”. Jihostroj was splendidly anchored by setter Petr Zapletal and even the defense of the Czech team was much more solid than in the previous clash played in Germany’s capital city.
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