The game actually comes at the right time. The crew of the BR Volleys is currently in good shape. In the Bundesliga, the Berliners have won the last two heavy away games in Düren and Frankfurt. They come with a lot of self-awareness this Wednesday in the Champions League game at the Belgian Champions Maaseik (20.30). The penultimate preliminary round game, but there’s a catch: For the German champion, it comes to nothing. The Berlin are three of the points table, the last of their group of four and can no longer reach the quarter-finals.

coach Cedric Enard, therefore, has a different goal for the game in Maaseik. “We want to use it to stay in for our last good rhythm,” says the Frenchman. “In Düren we have fought us through and in Frankfurt, then a strong game. This Flow I would get with my Team.“

It is a training game at the highest level

Because of in January, setter Sergey Grankin in the Champions League is not committed to the game, is entitled to – he was in this competition already this season for Dynamo Moscow in the insert, can Enard against Maaseik try a lot of things. “For us, it is the Chance to work at the highest level of our game and improve little things,” he says. “Players who are not there yet, where I and see for yourself, can use such a Match.” Thus, Enard is likely to mean the U.S.-diagonal attacker Benjamin Patch and the second setter Jan Zimmermann.

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in Addition, the Volleys can finish but the series of three 0:of 3 defeats in the Champions League. And you can prevent Maaseik on. The Belgians lost the first leg in Berlin, 1:3, still have realistic chances of making the quarter-finals. (Tsp)