Igor Gorgonzola chase fourth straight win in 2019 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Women to go with national cup title

Thursday 7th of February 2019

Luxembourg, February 7, 2019. The fourth round of action in the pool stage of the 2019 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women will end on Thursday night with Italy’s newly crowned national cup winners Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA chasing their fourth straight win in Pool C when hosting Minchanka MINSK of Belarus. Make sure you follow the match on EuroVolleyTV and look out for the official hashtag #CLVolleyW on social media for further live updates! 

Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA (ITA) vs. Minchanka MINSK (BLR) 

•    Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA are still unbeaten in their European campaign so far, while Minchanka MINSK are chasing their first victory in the competition. 
•    A number of high-school students will attend the pre-match morning practice session of the two teams and will receive some typical Belarusian sweets by the players of Minchanka MINSK. 
•    The home game between Minchanka MINSK and Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA ended with a 3-0 victory for the Italian girls, but only after a big and exciting fight.
•    The organisers expect over 2,000 fans to attend the game in Pala IGOR Gorgonzola: the local team will also celebrate the victory of their third Italian cup title, which came last Sunday in Verona. 
•    It is the second home game in the 2019 CEV Champions League for Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA: in their home debut, the blue girls achieved a 3-0 win over Poland’s Budowlani LODZ. 

Francesca Piccinini, captain of Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA: “It is a very important game for us, because a victory would give us really big chances of winning our pool and qualifying to the CEV Champions League quarterfinals. When we played in Minsk, Minchanka fought a lot and created us many difficulties before we could win, so we will need to deliver a very consistent performance to get one more victory. We need to be very focussed on our game rhythm.” 

Viktar Hancharou, head coach of Minchanka MINSK: “We are going to fight, although it is very difficult for us. The match schedule obliges us to live on airplanes, but our goal is always the same: to fight until the last point, not looking at the circumstances. Well, the game will show how it will be.” 

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