By Simone Sperduto and Marco Menolfi, TMT Sports
Munich, February 16 - Three days after the commanding victory in the top clash against SCC Berlin, TSV Unterhaching host TV Bühl tonight at Generali Sport Arena. First serve at 19.30.
(Editor's note: Salman Mitha will be tweeting updates from the match. Follow the action @sal_TMT_sports.)
Both of these teams won last weekend against teams from Berlin. TV Bühl prevailed 3-1 versus VCO Berlin and Haching won with the same results against SCC Berlin. TV Bühl won only their fifth victory in this season and sit in the relegation zone of the German Volleyball Bundesliga. Last season TV Bühl was knocked out in the playoffs by Haching. Bühl's best player is Heriberto Quero.
Haching's head coach Mihai Paduretu is clear regarding his team's goals: "Win the game and have a good match for the fans". Despite their weaker opponent, Paduretu warns it won't be easy. "We cannot to understimate (Bühl). They can play good volleyball, and they will play loose because they have nothing to lose."
After the successful lineup change, the question remains who will play for Haching in this match? Will Roko Sikiric and Robert Hupka make it back on the starting roster, or will Leo dos Santos and Denis Kaliberda return to their regular positions in the lineup? "We will decide on Wednesday," stated Paduretu.
The Bavarians will travei to Mühlheim an der Ruhr to take on Moerser SC and will return home on Sunday, February 27th to host VC Gotha.