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FC Bayern Munich is ready to start the EuroLeague double header this week against a very competitive Olympiacos team in the Piece and Friendship Stadium.

After getting an important victory vs titleholders Anadolu Efes the previous week, the Bavarians will face two tough teams on the road before getting back home on Sunday to play Ludwingsburg.

Olympiacos will be the first opponent, before Bayern travel to Belgrade in order to play against Crvena Zvezda on Friday night.

“Olympiacos is again one of the best teams in the EuroLeague this year,” says Trinchieri on the first matchup vs Olympiacos. “They are very well coached, always well-prepared, and have a very deep squad with great players. They’re playing super constant basketball this season, on both sides of the court. 

We have to understand that this is going to be an eerie challenge. In order to survive, we have to increase our level in offense and defense.”

Darrun Hilliard will be unavailable for Wednesday’s game as he recovers from a knee injury. Leon Radosevic and Paul Zipser are still out for the German powerhouse recovering from long-term injuries.

“That will be damn difficult, Olympiakos is playing in great form this season,” said Vladimir Lucic. “They are very experienced, have been playing together for years and have obviously found very good team chemistry. 

In addition, they will again have a lot of support from their fans behind them. In general, it will be a very tough week in two of the toughest away halls with Olympiakos and later at Red Star in Belgrade.”