Aleksandar Đorđević will face Partizan with Virtus Bologna

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After the 81:72 win over AS Monaco in the last round of the first phase in the EuroCup, Aleksandar Đorđević with Virtus Bologna will play against Partizan NIS.

Virtus Bologna, whose coach is the Serbian, and Partizan, legend Aleksandar Đorđević, finished the first phase of the EuroCup as the best team in Group A and will form the new group where will also be Partizan, the second-placed team in Group B.

Aleksandar Đorđević, one of the best former Serbian players, won the EuroLeague (the name of the competition was FIBA European League) trophy with Partizan in the 1991/92 season (the only European trophy the club has) will come to Belgrade to coach Virtus against Partizan in front of the Grobari (the popular name for Partizan’s fans).

Before the last round, it was known that the Black and Whites were the second-placed team in Group B, but after the victory over AS Monaco (whose coach is also one of the Serbian legends, Saša Obradović), it was decided that Virtus Bologna would play against Partizan in the next part of the EuroCup. And the one player who is most responsible for the celebration of the Italian squad is Miloš Teodosić (also from Serbia).

The EuroLeague champion and captain of the Serbian national team, Miloš Teodosić, decided to sign with Virtus last summer and help Aleksandar Đorđević in the Italian League and the EuroCup.

Teodosić finished the match with 25 points, while his teammate Kyle Weems added 17 and Frank Gaines scored 12.

On the other side, Eric Buckner, with 12 points, was the best scorer for AS Monaco. Anthony Clemmons finished the match with 11 points and Paul Lacombe with 10.

AS Monaco also qualified for the next round, but as the third team in Group A, behind already mentioned Virtus and Andorra. The fourth team that will continue its EuroCup tour from that group is Promitheas Patras from Greece.