Pigeon bwin and Falco Sobatelli face each other tonight (19:00, Cosmote Sport 4) in Hungary for the 4th matchday of the Basketball Champions League, in a crucial game for the conclusion of the second place of the 1st group and the qualification to the next phase of the competition.
Both teams are at 1-2a record which is also held by the French, Le Mans, at the same time where Unicaja Málaga with “3 out of 3” seems to have “cleaned up” the case for the first time.
Vassilis Spanoulis’ team comes from the stressful and difficult, but very important home victory over Lavriou (89-87) for the Stoiximan Basket League. With the trio of Hugaz, Rungland and Williams leading the effort, the Peristerians improved to 4-3, celebrating their fifth win in the last six games in all competitions. At BCL level, they come from the heavy away defeat with 81-64 from Malaga in Spain.
On the other hand, Falco Sobatelli is hopefully in a very good “moon”, counting five-game winning streak in the league and in Europe. On Friday, he prevailed 103-97 at the home of Duna, having a terrible night for Pearl with 31 points and 7 rebounds. In the previous matchday of the BCL, they celebrated a great double over Le Mans (63-81), thus staying alive in the hunt for qualification.
“We have before us the third away game of our group in the Basketball Champions League against Falco Zompatelli. We know the difficulties of the struggle. They are a team that plays particularly hard at home.
The direction for us is clear, we have to play very strong defense, take them out of their… shot and run a lot on surprise so that we can control the pace of the game. It is a very critical turning point for the group we are participating in and every mistake counts. So concentration and intensity must be at 100% and if we have these two elements, in the end we will celebrate the victory”, said the captain of Peristeri bwin in his statements ahead of tonight’s match, Leonidas Kaselakis.
Source: Sport Fm
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