Uralochka and RC CANNES to battle it out for spot into Playoffs 12
2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women
Ekaterinburg, Russia, December 10, 2012. Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG and RC CANNES will cross their ways on Tuesday for a match whereby a ticket to the Playoffs 12 of the CEV Volleyball Champions League will be assigned. With Vakifbank sitting firmly atop of the charts in Pool A with five consecutive wins, Uralochka and RC CANNES are supposed to battle quite fiercely for the second spot available for the next round of the competition.
The quality of this clash is confirmed by the showcase of these clubs, with RC CANNES having claimed France’s national league 15 times – plus 10 national cups and two editions of the CEV Volleyball Champions League – while Uralochka is a multiple national champion of Russia.
RC CANNES is also the silver medalist of the past year but this season has struggled to find the right quality of play, scoring only two wins and losing three times in the previous rounds. The ladies from the French Riviera lost also their home match with Uralochka and therefore the side mentored by head coach Yan Fang will be looking for revenge in Ekaterinburg.