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Basketball Eurocup : Alba Berlin is expected to be a hot-blooded backdrop

Alba Berlin as they are usually pretty well-informed about your opponents. When coach Aito Garcia Reneses and captain Niels Giffey before the away game at Partizan Belgrade this Wednesday (20 clock, warn live at Telekom sports) so in front of a specific player, or specific Strengths, but in front of the hall, that is saying something. The Fans of Partizan are well known all over Europe for your passion, and can host in the 6000 spectators, Aleksandar-Nikolic-hall an eerie noise. This is for the guest not just a pleasure. "The game will go on much about the fight," said Giffey. "The crowd in Belgrade is incredibly hard."

a year ago, Alba met in the Eurocup on Partizan, at that time in the preliminary round, and won both games. "I've often played in Belgrade, it was never," said Reneses yet. "Particularly because of the enthusiastic Fans, who can exert a lot of pressure."

last season, the Berlin were superior to the Serbs is clear. Partizan was in the middle of the break and had a very young team. Under the former Bamberger champion coach Andrea Trinchieri, who is two months in office, but selectively add experienced professionals. As Alex Renfroe, who played from 2014 to 2015 in Berlin. While Alba survived the preliminary round as the group of second scores, shaking himself Partizan with only four Wins in ten Games in the intermediate round. There was to kick off in Vilnius an away defeat, which puts Partizan against Alba, is already under pressure.

Berlin is located in a significantly more comfortable Situation. With the second victory in the second game could work, Alba is an excellent starting position for the move into the quarter-finals. However, the Berlin conceded last Saturday in Braunschweig, surprisingly, the third Bundesliga defeat this season and are in the midst of a five games lasting an away trip. "The Travelling is going to cost us a lot of energy, but we must respond to this," said Reneses.

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In Belgrade, is favored to be the Team nevertheless. "You have a coach who has already won everything, and are a very experienced Team," says Trinchieri, who knows Berlin well from his time in the Bundesliga. "Alba plays very good Basketball and has perhaps the best movement off the ball in Europe," says Trinchieri.

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