After three weeks the ball is bouncing again in Euroleague! From 8 (!) pm on Thursday we are hosting Russian giants and last year's runners-up Dynamo Kursk in Novomatic Aréna.
There are two rounds left from the regular season of Euroleagueand there is a big competition for the play-off spots in our group. It's not worth calculating, there are multiple variations. One thing is for certain, the first spot of Turkish side Fenerbahce. Behind them anything can happen.
Our team is currently in the 4th spot, but we are behind Schio and Montpellier by just one win. Our current rivals have struggled with many difficulties throughout the season which were not solved by the replacement of the coach - Roberto Iniguez was subbed by Serbian Momir Tasic at the end of December - or the player movements. Although they sent us packing from Russia with a big defeat, but that time we were also not in our greatest form back then due to unfortunatey injuries. Now is the time to strike back! It won't be easy at all against the Russian team with strong national team members, and international players - Angel McCoughtry, Astou Ndour, Dewanna Bonner, Jessica Breland - with great individual skills on their roster., but what we can trust is our better team play. It is a big question how much they were able to improve on that in training recently.
Hopefully we will be stronger in this respect, and if so, we might be able to beat them, which would also mean that we would finish ahead of them in the group!
We will need our fans very much, who can push the girls towards victory with the help of the clappers known from earlier courtesy of Papírmanufaktúra kft.
Before the battle Candice Dupree stood in front of our cameras to share her thoughts with us.
Tickets can be purchased at the venue for 1500 HUF. Entry to the game is free of charge below the age of 14 and above 70!
The game can be followed via live online statistics at the FIBA website, and via live video streaming on the Euroleague YouTube channel.
Sopron vs. Kursk 7 games
1 win/ 6 losses
469 points scored/ 600 conceded
Last time – 04.12.2019.
Dynamo Kursk - Sopron Basket 78-47 (22-10, 15-9, 19-16, 22-12)
Dynamo Kursk: Baric 15/6, Xargay 5/3, Johnson 2, Bonner 14/6, Breland 10 Cs.: Kirillova 13/9, Prince 8/3, Anoikina 8, Frolkina 3/3, Zhedik -
Sopron Basket: Fegyverneky 2, January -, Czukor 2, Crvendakic 14/3, Határ 14 Cs.: Jovanovic 8, Dubei 7/3, Weninger -, Varga A. -
Who would have thought back in 2018 that a year later we would be able to host the Euroleague FINAL4 again? Well, the world set their eyes on Sopron again, because the decision-makers at FIBA thought that only the experience staff of our club would be able to organize the event on a high level within three weeks
Ki gondolta volna 2018-ban, hogy egy év múlva ismét mi rendezhetjük az Euroliga négyes döntőjét? Már pedig ismét Sopronra szegezte tekintetét a nagyvilág, miután a FIBA döntnökei úgy gondolták, egyesül a mi klubunk tapasztalt stábja tudja három hét alatt megszervezni magas színvonalon az eseményt
A 2018-as FINAL4 döntője kapcsán ünnepre készült minden magyar kosárlabda barát! Először léphetett pályára magyar csapat az Euroliga elsőségért! A túloldalon egy kisebb világválogatott sorakozott fel, mely érvényre is juttatta nagyobb erejét a remekül küzdő csapatunkkal szemben
Even making it to the FINAL4 in 2018 was an incredible performance, not to mention that for the first time in club history we were able to host the top clubs of Euroleague and many important personalities of the basketball world
Már az is elképesztő teljesítmény volt, hogy 2018-ban ott lehettünk a FINAL4-ban, arról nem is beszélve, hogy fennállásunk során először láthattuk vendégül rendezőként az Euroliga top csapatait és a kosárlabda világ számos neves személyiségét