The hosts had absolutely nothing to say. The Polish champions did not even let them speak. In the third round of the Champions League, the Jastrzębski Węgiel players defeated the German VfB Friedrichshafen 3-0.
The team from Jastrzębie-Zdrój were definitely favorites of this match, not only because of the sports level, but also because the Bundesliga team trained for the first time after the quarantine on Tuesday. The hosts could be glad that they were able to start the game at all, although the two matches lost in the first two rounds did not fill the optimism.
– They will have a hard time without the match rhythm at the appropriate level. Some of the players have only now returned to their classes. Everyone puts us as favorites, and I think it is. But you have to go out and work on the dance floor for everything, so we focus, we go out and take the points we came for, announced the center of Jastrzębski Węgiel, Jurij Gladyr, in front of the camera of the club television.
In order not to tempt fate and to win as quickly as possible, coach Andrea Gardini put up the basic squad, and the difference in each element was more than visible. Marek Lebedew’s volleyball players were unable to respond to the atomic attacks of Trevor Clevenot and Jan Hadrava from the wings and Łukasz Wiśniewski from the center, as they were unable to stabilize themselves in the party. In the premiere version, they won only 15 points.