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Bavarians rely on home advantage – alba with a “rough heart

Bavarians rely on home advantage - alba with a 'rough heart

FC bayern’s basketball players were only briefly upset about missing their first chance at the title – and are now relying fully on the home advantage in the all-important fifth final against ALBA berlin.

“In the end we had a chance to win, but now there is another game at home. And i think we”ll win the championship,” said munchen coach dejan radonjic ahead of the heiben playoff showdown on 16. June in own hall.

How difficult it will be to win the first double in the club"s history became clear to the cup winners at the last minute when they won 68:72 (34:29) in the german capital. ALBA evened the score at 2:2 in the high-class best-of-five series and travels to the final game of the season with a great deal of self-confidence. "It’s time to win the title. It all comes down to one game, which is exactly what we wanted," said u.S. Pro luke sikma, the most valuable player (MVP) of the bundesliga main round. Matchwinner on wednesday, however, was niels giffey, who recorded a career-best 20 points without missing a shot from the field.

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Eltmanners are determined to score this time

Eltmanners are determined to score this time

The VGF marktredwitz, host in the game against VC eltmann on saturday at 8 pm, learn what it takes to lose this season. The upper franconians have dominated the regional league almost at will in recent years and, together with their fans, have earned themselves a reputation as a "volleyball stronghold" not only in the recent past elaborated. This year, however, things are not really going well for the VGF – only one win in the past six games was possible.

The host is dangerous because of its routine
Who, however, believes that the experienced "rawatzer had already passed their zenith, could quickly be proven wrong. "We're going into the game with a lot of respect", says vce attacker sebastian richter, who put in a strong first half of the 2012/13 season for his team after a six-month injury layoff in the early part of the season. "The players from marktredwitz make up for the lack of spirit of some of their older players with their enormous experience and tactical discipline", richter further analyzes. This could be seen, for example, in the clear 3:0 victory against kempfenhausen. The up-and-coming top volleyball players from the VCO kempfenhausen boarding school didn't stand a chance in the sebald hall, even though the VCO had already upset one or two of the league's favorites.

VC eschenbacher eltmann, for its part, is well on the way to achieving consistency at a high level after a few lapses in the outward series. Two victories before the christmas break were followed by a strong performance in the 3:1 home win against oelsnitz two weeks ago. Now, with the games against marktredwitz, neumarkt and friedberg, we have to play teams that are behind us in the standings. Then it's on to the direct competitors for the top positions, dresden and herrsching.

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