Virtus Segafredo Bologna vs Real Madrid. Tip-off tomorrow, Friday, March 24, 7 p.m. Segafredo Arena (Bologna).
Sky Sport, Eleven Sport, EUROLEAGUE.TV and Radio Nettuno Bologna Uno.
Referees: TOMISLAV HORDOV, UROS NIKOLIC, SEFFI SHEMMESH.
Semi Ojeleye returns among the players who can be summoned. Out are Isaia Cordinier, Milos Teodosic and Alessandro Pajola.
Tickets available online. . Ticket office at Constitution Square from 5 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, March 24.
Coach Scariolo: “Facing Real Madrid is always a big challenge, they are one of the top teams with a great tradition. They have an excellent roster and very good coaching staff. They are the top of the competition. They have big size with many excellent players in the paint, but also very good hsooters. Some former NBA superdstars and overall a very difficult team to face, especially if you let them get in the paint unguarded. that will be our main concern: protecting the paint. Defensive rebounds will be important, also limiting turnovers. We have to stop them from running in transition. We have big desire to compete in front of our fans. they dreamed with this kind of games for over 20 years, so this will be a great chance to make them feel proud of their team.”
Weems: “Obviously we know of the importance of the game to try to continue the race toward the playoffs. We have to approach the game well, with extreme concentration, fighting and playing together for 40 minutes. We know that Real Madrid is at the top in the EuroLeague with merit, they are a club of tradition and history. We want to show our best in front of our fans.”