Defeat from Pro Reco (10-9) in Italy Olympiacos met in the final of their groups Champions League. The “red and white” now turn their attention to the Final-8 of the competition, where they go as third and will face the organizer Novi Belgrade, in which their former players, Angelos Vlachopoulos and Dimitris Skoubakis, are competing.
Olympiacos entered the match strongly and took a two-goal lead (2-4). Although Pro Reco was reduced to 4-3, the “red and white” finished the first eight minutes with a new lead of two goals (3-5).
Vamos and Dimos extended the lead of Piraeus at the beginning of the second eight minutes (3-7), with Pro Reko scoring two goals for 7-5 at halftime.
In the third eight minutes, the Italian club stopped the “red and whites”, with De Lungo rolling down the rolls and with a three-goal streak, he took the lead for the first time in the match with 8-7. Olympiakos’ rally stopped midway through the fourth period, with Foudoulis tying the game at 8-8, but Pro Reko responded immediately with a goal by Zalanki to make it 9-8. This time it was Bijats’ turn to save, with the “red and whites” equalizing again with a goal from Dimos.
But it was Di Fulvio who had the last word in the match, making it 10-9 in favor of the Italians with 49 seconds to go.
The eight minutes: 3-5, 2-2, 3-0, 2-2
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