Outstanding final-performance against hosting team from Rome
Four years after winning the Champions League at Istanbul, RSV Lahn-Dill won the troühy again and for the fourth time in team-history. In the end it was an souvereign 66:42 (15:13/33:26/52:37) against Santa Lucia Sport Rom, who was hosting the tournament.
After Rome had the better start into the game and the biggest part of the crowd behind them, it was a 7:0 run for Wetzlar that brought the half-time lead.
After the break over a 39:26 (22.) and a 46:28 (26.) the selfconfidence was not breakable again and Wetzlar brought the game home safely.
The 60 fans who made the way to the Italian capitol shouted with minutes to go already "RSV rules!".
„We are back“, US-Pointguard Michael Paye yelled after the end of the game while Richard Peter took the credits for his outstanding performance with a satisfied coolness. „We are so proud, after working hard for three years to get this cup back to Wetzlar“, RSV-Coach Nicolai Zeltinger resumed happily.
How dominant the RSV team showed up was underlined by calling three of its players to the tournament´s All-Star Team: Michael Paye, Joey Johnson and Richard Peter.
Rome: Alberto Pellegrinni (17), Sofyane Mehiaoui (8/1 Dreier), Matteo Cavagnini (7), Sergio Cherubini (2), Stefano Rossetti (2), Mohamed Sanna Ali (6), Damiano Airoldi, Cristian Cerracchi, Cosimo Caiazzo, Giulia Saba, Marco Stupenengo.
Lahn-Dill: Richard Peter (22), Michael Paye (17), Dirk Köhler (13), Joey Johnson (8), Patricia Cisneros (4), Jan Kampmann (2), Thomas Gundert, Felix Schell, Gesche Schünemann, Marco Zwerger.
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