PAOK is ready for “2 on 2” in this year’s BCL. The “two-headed” faces Benfica in Lisbon for the second matchday of the groups of the top-ranked FIBA competition and can achieve it against the weakest team in the third group, so as to take a step of direct qualification to the “16” and at the same time take advantage the triumph over Galatasaray in Istanbul two weeks ago in the premiership.
The “black and white” made a bad appearance and experienced a comfortable defeat in Lavrio by the local team for the fourth game of the Stoiximan Basket League last Sunday and Fotis Takianos will wait until the last moment for the “caught” Michalis Tsairelis and Jamun McNees.
The Greek coach, referring to the match in the Portuguese capital, emphasized that: “It is a game with a very significant degree of difficulty, not only because it is our second away game, but also because of the problems we face with player injuries. Special conditions are being created for this game, but, nevertheless, we are determined to fight to get our second win, which will be a very important result in the sense that it will strengthen even more the victory we did against Galatasaray and we will make a serious bid for our qualification to the next phase”, he initially commented and referred to the Portuguese team:
“It is a game that requires a high degree of concentration and readiness. We will have to be good defensively, as we are playing a team that plays freely, with an unpredictable game. We should be ready and focused for 40′.”
Source: Sport Fm
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