Dinamo MOSCOW cruises to speedy win to open CL campaign
2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Men
Moscow, Russia, October 23, 2012. Dinamo MOSCOW of Russia cruised to a speedy 3:0 win (25-21, 28-26, and 25-20) to edge Romania’s rookie Tomis CONSTANTA and open the action in preliminary Pool E of the 2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Men. Some 2’000 fans were in attendance as Dinamo stood out in offense (50% of efficiency vs. 46% for Tomis) and totally demolished the Romanian side with their terrific blocks (12 vs. 4). Pavel Kruglov paced Dinamo scoring 18 points and registering a great 61% of efficiency in attack.
“The match was not easy as our opponents had traveled to Moscow with the ambition to cause a surprise” says head coach Yuri Cherednik. “It would be a mistake to consider Tomis simply as the underdogs of the group. We still need to work a lot to improve our play, especially in blocking and serving. Volleyball in Europe has progressed a lot and even countries like Romania can produce good sides like Tomis as we have seen tonight”.
Dinamo will now play a long series of 7 away matches – by combining European Cups, Russian Superleague and national cup – so the local fans will see their heroes back in action in Moscow only next November 17 as they will play Gubernia NIZHNY NOVGOROD.