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The Romanian Champions Oltchim Vâlcea welcome HC Dynamo Volgograd.

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After their important victory in Vienna the Romanian Champions welcome their neyt opponent, HC Dynamo Volgograd. talks to head coach of Oltchim Vâlcea, Radu Voina.

The players of Oltchim celebrate with their fans after the victory in Your team defeated Hypo in Vienna. Due to on the road victories, it seems like Oltchim and Viborg made a big step towards the semis?

Radu Voina: No, I don't think so. It was an important victory for us but the race for the semi-finals continues and all four teams still have the same chances to advance. In the Hypo game you were in complete control of the result all the way from the beginning until the end. Are you satisfied with your team’s performance and form at this point?

Radu Voina: I am very satisfied with our game play. Our bad period after the disappointment from China is behind us. The girls are back psychologically and we hope to improve even more. On Sunday Oltchim will welcome Dinamo who lost against Viborg with only one goal difference. What is your opinion of the Russian team?

Radu Voina: It will be a very tough game against Dynamo. Volgograd are the champions of Russia, the reigning world champion nation. Their defeat against Viborg last weekend will only motivate them more in their way to get the points they lost on home ground. After Dinamo your next opponents are CL Winners Viborg. Do you think this match against could be decisive for entering the semi-finals?

Radu Voina: The game against Viborg won't be decisive, but they are a great team with five star players, and Champions League winners. At this level all teams are very good so the form of the players on the match day decides who goes through. Everything is possible.

TEXT: Ivan Ambroš