Virtus, Partizan arrives in Bologna: a challenge with a playoff flavour. Where to see it on TV
Friday 2 February, at 8.30 pm, at the Segafredo Arena, the match with the Serbian team
Bologna, 1 February 2024 – Once the defeat in Barcelona is over , Virtus tries to immediately turn the page and awaits the Serbians of Partizan Belgrade in the match valid for the 25th day of the championship.
A new challenge with a playoff flavor awaits Luca Banchi’s team called to defend the current third place, occupied jointly with Panathinaikos and Fenerbahce with a score of 15-9, precisely from the attempt to rise also by the Serbs, currently tenth with a perfect 12-12.
With 10 days to go before the end of the Euroleague regular season , the long playoff race has begun which at the moment still seems to involve many teams. “We arrive at the match against Partizan in the wake of a defeat that leaves a strong desire for redemption – confirms coach Luca Banchi -. We know we will find a very determined opponent, who will deploy all their resources, as expected in a final part of the Regular Season, where each match will have a very high specific spend. We will absolutely have to raise the quality of our game and explore every possibility on the pitch that we can gain, taking advantage of the positive vibrations that our Arena and our fans will be able to transmit to us.”
The only absentee among the Bianconeri is Cacok , with Dobric back available already on Wednesday in Barcelona. “We are playing against a team that is in full swing for the playoffs just like us – underlines Daniel Hackett , Virtus’ leading light -. Each match becomes fundamental, with an important specific weight. We will have to be able to react after the bad defeat in Barcelona: we go home and we want to do the things we do best, taking care of the small details and playing as a team. It will be necessary to play with a different aggressiveness to that which we have shown in the last away games, where we lacked the determination and tenacity that we have always had.” Referees – Match direction entrusted to Lottermoser, Pukl and Trawicki. Live : Sky Sport, DAZN, Euroleague.tv and Radio Nettuno Bologna Uno.