Free tickets for the cup quarter-final with the participation of the Champions League winner were awarded in the September special newsletter. All readers who were unable to obtain a free ticket or were unable to attend for other reasons can find an update on the event below:
The eagerly awaited duel between TTC OE Bad Homburg and Champions League winners 1. FC Saarbrücken ended with an ultimately clear 0:3 for the guests. There was only a brief glimmer of hope for a real cup sensation on Friday evening in the Clarity Arena, which was packed with hundreds of spectators, when Csaba András reduced the deficit to 1:2 in the sets against national player Patrick Franziska. In the end, however, this was the only set win that the valiantly fighting Bad Homburgers were granted that evening against the Champions League winners.
Under the eyes of national coach Jörg Rosskopf, both Yuma Tsuboi, in what was probably the most spectacular match of the evening against his compatriot and defensive ace Yuto Muratmatsu, and Benno Oehme against Cedric Nuytinck failed to win a set in their defeats. Nevertheless, Managing Director Bernd Röschenthaler was delighted with the performance and, above all, the spectator response to the cup match. “The spectators created a great atmosphere today! That makes it really fun – even if it wasn’t enough to reach the quarter-finals in the end.”