The third success at EuroBasket 2022, against Great Britain, did not allow Italy to improve the fourth place in group C. A victory with a margin of +34 on the bottom of the group of the Azzurri which still represents the best way to greet Milan and the very hot audience of the Forum (yesterday there were 8 thousand). The Azzurri beat Great Britain 90-56 and today they fly to Berlin, where the final phase of the FIBA EuroBasket 2022 will be played from 10 to 18 September. Moments of deep and widespread emotion before the tap-off, when the two teams observed a minute of silence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.
Italy will face Serbia in the Round of 16 on Sunday 11 September at 18.00 (live SkySportArena, Now and ELEVEN). In today’s other group C matches, Greece beat Estonia 90-69 while Croatia beat Ukraine 90-85. Coach Pozzecco. “We had great respect for Great Britain, which in recent days had always played good basketball in the first two quarters, then in the second half we broke up and closed it. It was nice to see Gallo again, even if we relived the disappointment. for not having him here with us. I am proud of my boys and of the basketball they are playing, I trust a lot in their qualities and I say that I deeply respect the strength and tradition of Serbia but I am not worried, because with the hearts of these guys you can go far away. Another special applause to my players, who beyond the results managed to thrill thousands of spectators here at the Forum “.
Italy – Great Britain 90-56
Spissu, Tonut, Polonara, Fontecchio and Melli the quintet confirmed by Pozzecco and the start is comforting (10-0) thanks to Fontecchio and Melli, awarded before the game by the FIP president Giovanni Petrucci for the 100 matches in the Blue Jersey. Fontecchio and Tonut inspire another extension in the middle of the third quarter (60-45) and from that moment the Azzurri maintain the double-digit advantage, also extending to +24 (78-54, 9 consecutive by Datome) and up to the final 90- 56.
EuroBasket: the round of 16
Slovenia-Belgium (2.45 pm)
Germania-Montenegro (ore 18.00)
Spain-Lithuania (8.45 pm)
Finland-Croatia (2.45 pm)
Serbia-Italy (6.00 pm)
Greece-Czech Republic (8.45 pm)