So, Reyer Venezia and Virtus Bologna are ready to play their games in the midweek. Reyer faces Nizhny Novgorod on Tuesday night, while Virtus will play against Le Mans on Wednesday.
■ Last week Nizhny destroyed Reyer Venezia, while Virtus Bologna got a good draw in Le Mans. Venezia need a miracle to go to the next round, while the duel between Virtus and Le Mans is a coin flip. Nizhny Novgorod – Reyer Venezia 95-72 and Le Mans – Virtus Bologna 74-74 are the results of games 1.
■ Reyer is almost out, but anyway the club call for an help by gold & brown supporters. The return match is scheduled at PalaTaliercio, in Mestre. Probably supporters will be useful, but the point is that, in order to win by 24 points (or more), home team have to stop Kendrick Perry, who scored 34 points in game 1.
■ Virtus Bologna have an easy road to walk till the next round, anyway the black & white team have to win the match. Game 2 is scheduled on Wednesday at 20:30 cet.
Tue 12 Mar @ 20:30 cet
Reyer Venezia – N. Novgorod
Wed 13 Mar @ 20:30 cet
Virtus Bologna – Le Mans
■ I have just found a good preview about the Champions League games scheduled today (Tue 12 Mar 2019). In this article you can find that no team has qualified for the next stage after having lost the 1st leg of a tie by more than 10 points in BCL Play-Offs history (8 previous instances). I hope Reyer can do what other teams did not do in BCL Play-Off. Source: Champions League official website.
■ Ok, Virtus Bologna – Le Mans is set to be a great match, but if you are in Bologna on Wednesday 13, you have another good option: a dinner at Cantina Bentivoglio. This a special restaurant in Bologna as often you can also listen to a good jazz concert while you eat your dinner. By the way, on Wednesday 13 at Cantina Bentivoglio there is a Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.
Header Photo credits @ Conservatorio di Musica Giovan Battista Martini Bologna.