Olympiacos-Maccabi Tel Aviv: The first of many “red and white” finals


Return to SEF for Olympic, who last double week came back empty-handed from Spain. The “red and white” welcome her Maccabi Tel Aviv (18/1, 21:15, www.sportfm.gr, News Bulletin 247, Novasports Prime), for its 22nd matchday Euroleague.

Only one win separates the two teams, with Piraeus being at 11-10 and the Israelis in 12-9. From then on, in the match of the first round, Olympiacos won 79-74in Belgrade and in the neutral “Pionir Hall”.

From then on, the “red and white” count two consecutive defeats in the Euroleague. First, they were defeated in the details 86-78 from Barcelona in Barcelona and then lost by a score 80-69 from Baskoniamaking a bad second part.

A few days before hosting Maccabi, Piraeus had the match with Colossus of Rhodes, at SEF, for the Stoiximan Basket League. After a very mediocre first part, his players Giorgos Bartzokas they turned up the heat in the second and won 71-52 the “sea”. However, the bad news for the “red and whites” came a few hours later, from Mustafa Fal. The French center is suffering from a knee problem, which will keep him out for the next three weeks. All the others will normally be available to Giorgos Bartzokas.

On the other hand, for Maccabi Tel Aviv the double week left mixed feelings. Initially, the “people’s team” gave a very good performance in Belgrade, as the home team, winning comfortably 95-78 her Virtus Bologna. Then the whole of it Odent Katas faced her They were partisans, in the “Stark Arena”. Although he managed to go even to +17, his team Zeljko Obradovic he overturned and in the end won 88-79.

Maccabi then had obligations to the Israeli league. There, he played against Hapoel Afterprevailing with the comfortable 97-83. In the good news for the “people’s team”, regarding the matches of the domestic league, it has to do with its foreign players. In the last match, everyone was normally available and traveled to Israel, except him Bonzie Coulson, who does not yet wish to compete and thus will be the most rested. It has no problems and came complete to Piraeus.

The referees of the match will be Damir Javor (Croatia), Carlos Cortes (Spain) and Edward Udyanski (Great Britain).

Source: Sport Fm

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