This match will be played in Bolzano – Italy, due to lack of finance of Lithuanian team. Amber is in the European Cup for the first time in the club’s history. They have a very young team who finished at 6th place in the Lithuanian league last season and easily lost in the 1/4 playoff against future champions Sviesa. This is their first official match after 5 months, where they played only friendlies against low quality opponents. Brixen is a current Italian champion. They opened the season with comfortable wins against Pressano 31:24 and Eppan 26:38 on Saturday evening. The title contender has a well balanced team where three foreigners Slovakian Marek Korbel and Argentinians Tomás Cañete and Federico Vanoli are main players. I think that Brixen is a class above the young Lithuanian team and should grab a big double digit win in the first leg.