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Reds aim to make up lost ground

Volleyball champion Olympiakos will be aiming for its first win in this season’s Champions league when it hosts Poland’s Jastrzebski in Rendi tonight. The Reds lost at Budva in Montenegro last week and need this win to keep alive their hopes of advancing from the group stage. «Budva is a team we should have beaten. And this has made us more stubborn ahead of the match against the Poles,» said Olympiakos star Dimitris Djuric yesterday. Tomorrow Panathinaikos visits Hypo Tirol Innsbruck in Austria as part of the same competition and is also hoping for its first victory. The Greek cupholders will be missing injured outside hitter Ilias Lappas, to be replaced by blocker Giorgos Petreas in an emergency position shift by coach Stelios Kazazis. Tonight Lamia will greet Spain’s Almeria for the CEV Cup, while EA Patras visits AE Karava in Cyprus for the Challenge Cup.