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Slagelse Prepare against Lada with Danish League Final

Slagelse DT will play the first game at home in the Women’s Champions League finals against Russian Lada Togliatti. Slagelse played Champions League final in 2004 and 2005 and the Danes lifted the trophy away on both occasions. The opponent and the venue of the celebration was Ljubljana in 2004 and Skopje in 2005.

Good history in the finals for Slagelse

“Playing the first game at home or away never means a lot to us. As you can see, we have done pretty well when we played the second legs away,” Slagelse’s assistant coach Peter Bruun Jørgensen told

It was a surprise to many that Lada reached the finals as the team was generally considered weaker than last year when they reached the quarterfinals. Peter Bruun Jørgensen, however, is not surprised:

“Lada have a very young and talented team who improve year by year and I really think that these are the best two teams of the competition. These should be two fantastic matches,” the Slagelse assistant coach said. 

Danish finals coming up

Before the Champions League finals, however, Slagelse will have to concentrate on the finals of the Danish championship against Viborg. In fact Viborg won the Champions League and the Danish championship last year, but they were eliminated in the CL quarterfinals year season by Lada Togliatti.

The first leg of the Danish championship finals will be played this Saturday.

“We will have no problems with concentration as we are focusing mainly on the Champions League finals. Of course, we would like to win the Danish championship very much, but the Champions League is our priority. We already started preparations for the finals against Lada,” Peter Bruun Jørgensen said.

The first leg in Togliatti is scheduled for 12/13 May, while the second leg will be played a week later in Brøndbyhallen of Copenhagen. This is Slagelse’s usual home ground for the “big matches”.

TEXT: Peter Bruun