Crvena Zvezda takes on Dinamo yet again
2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women
Beograd, Serbia, November 19, 2012. Crvena Zvezda BEOGRAD and Dinamo MOSCOW will cross their ways for the fourth time in the past 12 months when it comes to the prelims of the CEV Volleyball Champions League. Last week Dinamo scored a 3:1 home win to claim second place in the standings of Pool F while Crvena Zvezda is still looking for its first win in the competition. The hosts wait for another tough match where their guests from Russia stand out as the clear-cut pre-favorite side.
“I am glad that we have the chance to play against strong rivals such as Dinamo since this is always a valuable experience. With the support of our fans I hope we’ll be able to stand the very demanding task we have ahead” says middle blocker Jovana Stevanovic.
Even though his side lost last week in Moscow, still head coach Ratko Pavlicevic was satisfied with the performance of his players. “Dinamo has set high goals for this season and they look realistic especially if you have a look at their roster and the experience of their coach, Svetlana Ilic. We will try to provide good resistance even though we know it is not going to be easy. The set we won last week in Moscow does not guarantee anything. Only a few things depend on us, much more on the quality displayed by Dinamo”.
Dinamo star Natasa Osmokrovic expects a good match in Beograd. “Crvena Zvezda plays at home and the audience will be their extra player. I do not think it will be easy for us, and I rather expect a good match and to see some good Volleyball”.
Dinamo mentor Svetlana Ilic was quite clear in her statement: “Our goal is to make it to the final four. I hope my friends from Crvena Zvezda won’t mind, but we are going to win this match as well”.