CWC, final 5th May 2013, 16.00, Paris, Stade Pierre de Coubertin
First leg: Issy Paris- Hypo NÖ 22-30 (11-16)
The first match of Cup Winner Cup finals is scheduled on Sunday, 5th May 2013, in Paris, Stade Pierre de Coubertin.
French Issy Paris has qualified somehow surprisingly to the final, they managed to defeat Rostov Don, which was proclaimed favorites of this duel. The French team has a solid squad with members and former members of French national team (Mariama Signaté, Angelique Spincer, Armelle Attingré), national team member of Montenegro ( Jasna Toskovic) or Norway (Charlotte Mordal).
On the other side of the court Austrian Hypo NÖ will try to do everything to get the trophy, afer they managed to qualify to the final against Germans from Thüringer HC.
The team of András Németh is ready for the battle, unfortunately without their playmaker, Bernadett Temes and Mayara Fier De Moura, both injured. The squad of Hypo is build on Brazilian international players like Barbara Arenhart, Fabiana Diniz, Alexandra Do Nascimento, Fernanda Franca da Silva, Ana Paula Rodriguez, Karoline de Souza, Deonise Cavaleiro, as well on Austrian players like Gorica Acimovic, Petra Blazek, Mirela Dedic or Stephanie Kaiser.
“Our goal this season was to qualify to the Main Round of CL, and I am very sad because we couldn’t make it. We have played really good games in CL, I think that we’ve deserved it. But we are here know, and we are hundred percent focused to these two games of the final and I know that we will do everything to bring that trophy to Hypo.
I know some of the players of Issy, I played with them, they have a Brazilian goalkeeper also. They are the type of players who will fight intil the enad, they won’t give up, so we have to do our best to be able to win.”
Goalkeepers: Armelle Attingré, Karen Gadelha Batistella
Backplayers: Jasna Toskovic, Angelique Spincer, Mariama Signaté, Anne-Sophie Kpozé, Barbara Moretto, Fanta Keita, Kalidiatou Niakaté,
Wingers: Lesly Briemant, Karolina Gardoni, Coralie Lassource, Charlotte Mordal
Lineplayers: Amelie Goudjo, Astride N’Gouan, Isaure Mosabau
Goalkeepers: Barbara Arenhart, Petra Blazek
Backplayers: Deonise Cavaleiro, Gorica Acimovic, Karoline De Souza, Ana Paula Rodriguez, Martina Goricanec
Wingers: Alexandra Do Nascimento, Fernanda Franca Da Silva, Julia Mauler, Mirela Dedic
Lineplayers: Fabiana Carvalho Diniz, Stephanie Kaiser