Friborg Olympic continues its Champions League journey

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Friborg Olympic continues its Champions League journey


The Friborg people are getting a little closer to the Champions League Basketball. The team came to the end of Split (76-67) Wednesday in Athens, and is only one victory away from the final phase.


Petar Aleksic, the coach of FR Olympic.


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Petar Aleksic, the coach of FR Olympic.


The match had started very well for the Swiss team. She had managed to give herself a comfortable lead of ten points by easily finding the spaces, like Natan Jurkovitz – one of the keys to the match – who was able to dunk alone into the opposing racket after three minutes of play.

The Croats then woke up to scare the Fribourgeois. Arnaud Cotture and his team were nervous with the ball in hand, so much so that their coach Petar Aleksic asked them to refocus during this complicated second quarter.

The players listened well and came back from the break with ideas and a certain calm. Little by little, the Friborg people regained control of the game and took advantage of the clumsiness of their opponents. Led by the score 46-51, feverish, they climbed up to 57 points.

The rebounds of Arnaud Cotture, Quincy Diggs, Milos Jankovitz and Natan Jurkovitz allowed them to definitely get ahead. Boris Mbala scored two welcome three-pointers in the fourth quarter, and definitely completed a Split team that left too much space. The next Freiburg Olympic match will be Friday at 7:30 p.m. The victory would be synonymous with the group stages of the Champions League.

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