Draw in Las Palmas bestows strong opponents

RSV will host Porto Torres, Hyères, and Thuringia
Last Saturday’s draw for the newly created IWBF Champions Cup quarter finals has decided which teams RSV Lahn-Dill will host for on the weekend from the 10th to the 12th of March. There were six teams who had qualified for the quarter finals in Madrid and Wetzlar, and the latter will be playing against GSD Porto Torres, Hyeres Handi Basket, and RBBL’s RSB Thuringia Bulls, who have qualified at EuroLeague I last weekend. 
Title defendants CD Ilunion Madrid will at the same time be hosting for Italian top team MIA Briantea ’84 Cantu, Turkish Champions Besiktas Istanbul and RBBL-team BG Baskets Hamburg. So, the league with the highest number of participating teams will therefore be the German RBBL.
Italian top-of-the-table team Porto Torres from Sardinia are so far unbeaten, and have won against BG Baskets Hamburg on their way to the tournament in Wetzlar. They have played against RSV Lahn-Dill three times in the history of the Cup, the first time in 2004 and the last time in 2016, all three games went in Wetzlar’s favour.
RSB Thuringggia Bulls and RSV Lahn-Dill have played against each other on European level the last time in May 2015 in Giulianova, Italy. The two German top teams were playing the semi-final, which the Middle-Hesse team won 69:66 in overtime, before getting the title for the sixth time.
RSV have the longest history with French top team Hyeres. Since 2004 the teams have played against each other five times, 2005 and 2009 the matches took place in Wetzlar. All games were won by RSV Lahn-Dill, sometimes close, sometimes more considerably.
Tickets for the quarter finals will be sold from this Saturday, either in the gym or at the RSV office in Wetzlar, as well as the Forum Wetzlar, ligne roset and MAZ Kartenshop in Giessen. Day passes are 12,- Euros (9,- reduced), and weekend passes are 30,- Euros (24,- reduced).
Holders of season tickets get a loyalty-reduction of 5,- Euros for the event ticket. Members of the fan club get a 3,- reduction for the event ticket and 1,- reduction for the day tickets. These reductions can only be made in the RSV-office and at the fan shop at August-Bebel-Sporthalle as well as the box-office during the event. Only one of the reductions can be made, a combination of both is not possible.
RSV Lahn-Dill and their Gold Partner Michel Hotel in Wetzlar are also offering an All-Inclusive-Pack for people who travel from further away. The pack consists of two nights in the hotel including breakfast, tickets to all games, and transfer from the hotel to the gym. The price for the pack is 110,- Euro per person in a double room and 175,- Euro for one person in a single room. There is the option to book transfer from the airport to the hotel at an extra fee.
Spielplan: Hyères Handi Basket – GSD Porto Torres (Fr., 17:45 Uhr), RSV Lahn-Dill – RSB Thuringia Bulls (Fr., 20 Uhr), Hyères Handi Basket – RSB Thuringia Bulls (Sa., 17:15 Uhr), RSV Lahn-Dill – GSD Porto Torres (Sa., 19:30 Uhr), RSB Thuringia Bulls – GSD Porto Torres (So., 13:30 Uhr), RSV Lahn-Dill – Hyères Handi Basket (So., 16 Uhr).

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