BY GODWIN AIKIGBE
Aruna Qadri’s Sporting Club de Portugal have been pitted against Stella Sport La Romagne of France in the quarter-finals of Table Tennis Champions League Men following Friday’s draw in Luxembourg.
The first legs will hold from Jan 24-26th with the corresponding ties scheduled for February 9th.
Saarbrucken and Ochsenhausen will meet in the all-German quarter-finals. Other pairs are following: Fakel Vs Gazprom Orenburg Vs Roskilde Bordtennis BTK61 and UMMC Vs Borussia Dusseldorf.
Reigning champions, four times winners and top favourites for the title Orenburg (no. 1 seed) face lowest seeded club in the ongoing season Roskilde (started as no. 16).
Two TTCLM newcomers will Sporting and Stella Sport will face off , to create best ever result in their histories. The 2009 runner-up Ochsenhausen face 2012 semi-finalist Saarbrucken, while 2012 finalists UMMC meet record holder with 10 titles and actual no. 2 seed Borussia Dusseldorf.