Early Conclusion or Late Showdown: The BR Volleys can end the playoff quarterfinals in the Volleyball Bundesliga in their favor. To do this, they would have to get the second match of the Very best of a few collection on Tuesday (7.30pm / Sporttotal.television set) at the Max-Schmeling-Halle versus Brandenburg rival Netzhoppers KW-Bestensee. “Now it truly is the playoffs. We can not manage any weak point, ”warned the captain of the Voleys, Sergej Grankin, with the complete focus of his teammates.
In the to start with conference at Bestensee last Wednesday, the BR Volleys triumphed 3-. If the Netzhoppers clinch a surprise victory in the 2nd leg, they would have a key third sport just 24 several hours afterwards in Berlin. “Maybe we can shock the Berliners with some new ideas,” said Netzhoppers exterior attacker Dirk Westphal.
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They showed that the Brandenburgers are capable of defeating the favorites in late November when they defeated the BR Volleys 3-2 in the cup quarter-finals just after slipping 2- down. The Netzhoppers are currently extremely much from their preceding variety. Under the perception of his inferiority in the initial quarter-closing match, Westphal says: “It won’t issue if we acquire or lose now. But if we go away, we must at minimum say goodbye with a fantastic general performance. “
For their portion, the BR Volleys are hoping to make them forget their continuous fluctuations in performance through the period so much in the playoffs even though maintaining a substantial standard. The sovereign appearance at Bestensee was a initially phase in this way. “We have to go into the second recreation with this vitality,” diagonal attacker Benjamin Patch stated. (dpa)