In the 5th round of the hockey Champions League, SŽ Olimpija hosts the loudest opponent in Group B. The Swiss champion EV Zug is already in the knockout stages with a complete win, while the people of Ljubljana are still waiting for the first point among the European elite.
For green and white is having a successful week with three straight wins, taking the Slovenian Cup and five points in the IceHL. Mitje Šivica’s protégés now face the next big challenge – how to win the first point in the Champions League.
After four defeats with a goal difference of 6:18, SŽ Olimpija is at the bottom of Group B, while Zug with four wins and a goal ratio of 19:6 already among the best 16 clubs in Europe for the 2022/23 season.
A blue and white from the richest Swiss canton, they don’t have the best days behind them: they lost two of the three matches of the Swiss championship, with Davos (3:5) and with Ambier–Piotto 4:5. As a result, the two-time consecutive NLA champions slipped to 4th place in the Swiss championship.
By hosting at Zugu in a week, Olimpija will also conclude its first appearance in the hockey Champions League.
Start of transmission on TV SLO 2/MMC at 19.10.
HOCKEY CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2022/23
5. circletoday at 19.15: SŽ OLYMPIA – ZUG Transmission on TV SLO 2 and on MMC.
TURKU – WOLFSBURG
The order: Zug 11, Wolfsburg 7, Turku 6, SŽ Olimpija 0 points.
Last, 6th, circle:
Wednesday, 12 in Octoberat 18:00: WOLFSBURG – TURKUAt 19.45: ZUG – SŽ OLYMPIA