Target ransom for theOlimpia Milan, which hosts al Assago Forum l’Olympiacos Piraeus In the 12th round from Euroleague. The match live on Sky Sport Arena and streaming on NOW. After winning 8 of the first 9 games in Europe, in facti, the AX has lost the last two in the unfortunate Russian campaign against Kazan and Zenit. Having lost the first place in the standings, Ettore Messina’s team seeks victory against the Greek team, in one of the great classics of Europe. Milan has a record of 8-3, while the Piraeus team follows immediately behind with 7-4.
How Milan arrives at the match
Olimpia is back from a good championship victory against Treviso, in which, however, they lost another pawn under the basket: Paul Biligha, who has reported a commutative head injury without hematoma and without fracture and who will be at rest. The blue is obviously added to the flat rate of Tell us Mitoglu, who will stay away from the court for a few months after the foot injury remedied in Russia. Ettore Messina smiles for the return to the field of Malcolm Delaney, back to training during the week: the American player has recovered from an injury to the hamstring of the left thigh remedied a month ago in Lyon and will certainly not be at 100 percent. During the week, also thanks to the long absence of Moraschini, stopped for doping, the club has hired the playmaker from Fortitudo Bologna Tommaso Baldasso. In Euroleague, Milan is unbeaten at the Forum where it boasts a record of 6-0, while Olympiacos have not yet won away from home (0-4).
Messina: “Difficult race, but we want to win again”
“Let’s face one extremely solid team, who can attack us both with the pick and roll and with the low post play of an atypical but very effective player like Fall. They are obviously very deep and they defend strong as Coach Bartzokas’ teams always do. We have come from a difficult week in Russia and therefore we will try to do whatever it takes to return to victory, but aware of being expected from a difficult race “. Malcolm Delaney: “We are playing against a dangerous and well-trained team. Olympiacos are ambitious, while we need to get back on track and be prepared for an intense 40-minute match. I am also happy to return to play with my teammates. I only worked a few days and so I have a long way to go, but I will do my best to pick up where I left off and have fun with the boys ”.
How Olympiacos arrive at the match
L’Olympiacos is 7-4 in the EuroLeague, but his record is particular because he has never lost at home (7-0) e never won out (0-4). It is also true that the calendar of away matches was not easy: he played in Barcelona, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Istanbul against Efes. The other feature is that Coach Georgios Bartzokas has always used the same quintet in all 11 games. Costas Sloukas, one of the greatest point guards in the competition in the last decade, starts off the bench, plays 22.2 minutes per game, averaging 10.9 points and 3.5 assists. The same goes for the great Georgios Printezis, strong forward now managed on 11 minutes per game with 4.0 points with 60.0% from two. Four other players are employed over 10 minutes on average, from the bench: guard-winger Shaquielle McKissic (6.0 points, 56.7% from two), guard Giannoulis Larentzakis (4.9 points per game), winger Livio Jean-Charles ( 5.8 points, 63.6% from two) and the Hassan Martin center in a fortified ward from the recent arrival of Quincy Acy. Olympiacos played the derby last Monday with Panathinaikos, lost in the sprint.