The opening match of the VELUX EHF Champions League Round 3 will be played in Mannheim, where the German vice-champions Rhein Neckar Lowen will meet Polish VIVE Tauron Kielce. Polish team coming to Germany to play against undefeated in current season with two start wins in Europe and 7 of 7 in DKB Bundesliga, but the former “Lions” Slawomir Szmal thinks that his team has chances to stop Gensheimer and Co:
– I remember Gensheimer, Groetzki and Schmid from my period in the club. They working with the new coach from the last season, he made some changes, they play more aggressively in defense, which is different in each match. Often they try to defend in system 3: 3 or offensive 6: 0. This is a very danger opponent. We have to play even better than against Montpellier. – said Szmal.
Match will start on 18.30 hrs.