Highlights: Serbia 86-94 Italy at FIBA EuroBasket 2022 | 09/11/2022
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4Q | 2:50
Italy with a comfortable advantage for the final close. 10 points above the Italians.
4Q | 5:03
Italy surprise and take advantage of 12 and start demanding the best from Serbia for a possible draw.
4Q | 10:00
The last quarter begins.
Goodbye to the third
Great closure of Italy which arrives at 2 points. A big closing is coming.
3Q | 4:43
The Italian coach is expelled for complaining to the referees. In the first quarter, he had already received a technical foul.
3Q | 6:33
Serbia manages to increase the advantage to 7 points.
3Q | 10:00
The third quarter begins.
We return to the truce with a partial victory for Serbia by 6 points.
2Q | 3:54
Italy reacts to the hands of Nicoló Melli and manages to reduce the gap to 5 points.
2Q | 7:49
Serbia is improving little by little and already puts the gap at 11 points.
2Q | 10:00
The second quarter begins.
End of the first
Good result for Italy but which does not manage to reduce the gap to less than 8 points.
1Q | 2:16
Italy with foul issues and unable to stop Jokic who keeps sharing play and scoring.
1Q | 5:28
6-0 race with three points from Marinkovic for Serbia which forces Italy to stop.
1Q | 6:56
Very equal start between the two quintets, the difference is zero on the scoreboard and little by little we begin to see great games.
1Q | 10:00
The match started at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Who will take it forward?
About to start
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Here are the top five from each team for today’s game:
Italy: Marco Spissu, Nicoló Melli, Stefano Tonut, Achille Polonara and Simone Fontecchio.
Serbia: Vladimir Lucic, Nikola Kalinic, Vasilije Micic, Ognjen Jaramaz and Nikola Jokic.
In the last game, here’s how the two teams lined up:
Serbia: Vladimir Lucic, Nikola Kalinic, Vasilije Micic, Ognjen Jaramaz and Nikola Jokic. Italy: Marco Spissu, Nicoló Melli, Stefano Tonut, Achille Polonara and Simone Fontecchio
The last official game between Serbia and Italy was in the FIBA Eurobasket 2017 when in the quarter-finals the Serbs beat and eliminated Italy 83-67.
Here we are!
We are just under an hour away from kick off between Serbia and Italy at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The two quintets will go in search of victory. Who will do it tonight? Follow our coverage on VAVEL.
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Nikola Jokic, an essential player!
How is Serbia coming?
Serbia enters the European basketball tournament with the aim of being among the greatest representatives of the continent, they managed to enter the second round of the 2023 World Cup qualifiers. They finished in first place from group D undefeated with 5 wins and 0 losses, they are slowly approaching the final stages but for that they will have to leave Italy aside. The objective in this EuroBasket for the Serbs is to fight to become one of the best teams in the competition and fight for the European title. The team led by Svetislav Pesic have a lot of experience, including Nikola Jokic, Nikola Kalinic, Vasilije Micic and Nikola Milutinovi. Serbia are unbeaten in the league and will be looking to seal their ticket to the next round when they take on Italy for a place in the quarter-finals. Serbia closed the group stage after beating Poland 96-69.
Simone Fotecchio, an essential player!
How does Italy arrive?
The representative of Italy arrives after coming through a fine tie for the FIBA World Cup 2023, the team are in second place in Group D with 5 wins and 1 loss, getting closer and closer to tickets for world Cup. In their last matches, they won against Ukraine with the score of 97-89 and they also beat Georgia at home with the score of 91-84. Italy are one of the strongest teams in the region and have a good base of players like Simone Fontecchio, Nicoló Melli, Achille Palonara and Luigi Datome. The Italian representative qualified in fourth place from Group C, just ahead of Estonia and Great Britain, with a record of 3 wins and 2 losses. They don’t start as favorites to knock out Serbia and qualify for the EuroBasket quarter-finals.
Good day to all VAVEL readers! Welcome to the live broadcast of Serbia v Italy match corresponding to the FIBA EuroBasket 2022 Round of 16. The match will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, at 12 p.m.