ECLW Round 6: Three groups under pressurePhoto: Linz AG Froschberg FB page
This Friday the last round of 2015/16 ECLW will be held: Bursa – Saint-Quentin, Szekszard – Cartagena, Metz – Postas, Linz – Lille
The Round 6 of 2015/16 ECLW should confirm why the ongoing season is considered as the best one in the history of this prestigious competition. The following four matches will be held on December 18th: Bursa – Saint-Quentin, Szekszard – Cartagena, Metz – Postas, Linz – Lille.
In the Group A, ECLW top seed and two times champion Berlin goes to the quarter-finals from the first place, whilst Bursa and Saint-Quentin will fight for the second place. French side won first game 3:2 (11:8), hence Turkish team needs 3:1 victory at least or 3:2 with better set-ratio.
Group B provides exciting ending, bearing in mind that after all nuances could be decisive. The 2012 ECLW runner-up finished group stage with 2-2 score (8:8). If Szekszard beat UCAM Cartagena 3:2, points would determine final standings, because they will have the next scores: Szekszard 2-2 (9:9), STROCK 2-2 (8:8), Cartagena 2-2 (8:8).
Metz booked first place in the Group C, the reigning champion Fenerbahce also goes to quarter-finals from the no. 2 spot, while Postas is going to play in the ETTU Cup.
The ultimate showdown in the Group D promises thrilling event at Sportpark Lissfeld, Linz. Double ECLW winner, Linz AG Froschberg hosts Lille Metropole (both teams stands at 1-2), as the winner will reach the next stage. Both sides prepares for the clash in a good shape: Linz beat its biggest rival in the Austrian League SVNO STROCK last weekend, having all six wins after Round 6 (Sofia POLCANOVA has 11-0 so far), whilst Lille Metropole shares top of French League with Metz (both 5-0 and will meet this Sunday). Actual ETTU Cup champion Zamek Tarnobrzeg secured first place in the ECLW Group D.
ECLW Round 6, December 18th
GROUP A: Bursa Buyuksehir – Saint-Quentin (18:30)
GROUP B: Szekszard – UCAM Cartagena (17:00)
GROUP C: Metz TT – Postas Egyesulet (19:30)
GROUP D: Linz AG Froschberg – Lille Metropole (18:00)