IONIKOS N.F.- PARTIZAN 17-23 (8-13)
Partizan Belgrade punched a ticket to the quarter-finals after their second group stage win over Ionikos N.F. (23-17). What’s at stake now is the group’s top spot. It will be claimed by either the Serbian team or Pick Szeged.
Ionikos tried to be as competitive as possible an there were some moments at the game that they pushed Partizan hard.
Sotiris Tontorovich (Coach – Ionikos N.F.): “If you want to gain valuable experience you have to play under pressure and this is what happened at this game. I believe we were good for most parts of the game, while we also shared time between all players. We will better as the tournament progresses.”
Dusan Zivkovic (Assistance Coach – Partizan): “We played very well today with Bacanonic being the MVP. We were more focused and that helped us secure victory. The tournament is well-organised and we are happy to here.”
IONIKOS (Zinan Vukovic): Siatras 1, Papadakis, Saleh, Pashaj, Melissis 3, Zaharias, Karitinos, Kovanis 6, Karras 2, Vasilopoulos, Vasiliou 1, Veziris 4, Kozidis, Routsias.
PARTIZAN (Zinan Vukovic): Dordevic, Kosovac, Aleksic 2, Stojanovic 5, Bacanovic 8, Vujicic 3, Gacic S. 2, Gacic F., Guduric, Isakovic, Jesic, Latinovic 1, Mijailovic, Petrovic 1, Ristic, Denic 1.
Referees: Ionut Cazan (ROM), Gesur Suliman (ROM). 2min: 2-1, 7m: 2/2-1/1