Two italian teams are involved in the Basketball Champions League round of 16: Reyer Venezia and Virtus Bologna. Let’s check what’s going on for Reyer Venezia, let’s try to understand how the italian team can manage this key step in the season. Games will be played over two rounds (Mar 5/6 and 12/13) on head-to-head format as Champions League offcial website writes.
Nizhnhy Novgorod vs Reyer Venezia
Nizhny Novgorod is a russian team with a good roster. Most of the players are Russias, but the also have some good American players. Power Forward Roderick Odom seems to be the star of the team, or, at least, the player we suggest to look at. Nizhnhy won the last game of the regular season: 59-85 in Ludwisburg. The first match of the duel against Reyer Venezia will take place in Novgorod on March 5 or 6.
Reyer Venezia is one of the best italian team. There is a good mix of italian, american and east european players in the Reyer roster. The key player is Slovenian center Gasper Vidmar, one of the best defender in Europe. In the last game of regular season, Venezia defeated Fribourg at PalaTaliercio: 72-62. The return match of the duel against Nizhnhy will take place in Venezia on March 12 or 13.
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