Igor Gorgonzola chase fourth straight win in 2019 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Women to go with national cup title
Luxembourg, February 7, 2019. The fourth round of action in the pool stage of the 2019 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women will end on Thursday night with Italy’s newly crowned national cup winners Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA chasing their fourth straight win in Pool C when hosting Minchanka MINSK of Belarus. Make sure you follow the match on EuroVolleyTV and look out for the official hashtag #CLVolleyW on social media for further live updates!
Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA (ITA) vs. Minchanka MINSK (BLR)
• Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA are still unbeaten in their European campaign so far, while Minchanka MINSK are chasing their first victory in the competition.
• A number of high-school students will attend the pre-match morning practice session of the two teams and will receive some typical Belarusian sweets by the players of Minchanka MINSK.
• The home game between Minchanka MINSK and Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA ended with a 3-0 victory for the Italian girls, but only after a big and exciting fight.
• The organisers expect over 2,000 fans to attend the game in Pala IGOR Gorgonzola: the local team will also celebrate the victory of their third Italian cup title, which came last Sunday in Verona.
• It is the second home game in the 2019 CEV Champions League for Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA: in their home debut, the blue girls achieved a 3-0 win over Poland’s Budowlani LODZ.
Francesca Piccinini, captain of Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA: “It is a very important game for us, because a victory would give us really big chances of winning our pool and qualifying to the CEV Champions League quarterfinals. When we played in Minsk, Minchanka fought a lot and created us many difficulties before we could win, so we will need to deliver a very consistent performance to get one more victory. We need to be very focussed on our game rhythm.”
Viktar Hancharou, head coach of Minchanka MINSK: “We are going to fight, although it is very difficult for us. The match schedule obliges us to live on airplanes, but our goal is always the same: to fight until the last point, not looking at the circumstances. Well, the game will show how it will be.”
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