Former Berlin Simone Fontecchio, beginner from NBA-Club Utah Jazz, was the very best thrower of the Italians along with Marco Swiss (21 factors each), however in the last stage of the routine period with two attempts from the Freiawurflinie and one more miss lie for the decision. In the overtime, the French made the leap to the semi-finals around top marker Thomas Hurtle (20 factors) in front of 6324 spectators.
On Sunday, the Italians had vice-European champions Serbia around NBA-MVP Nikola Jokić (Denver Nuggets) suddenly switched over off in the round of 16 (94:86).
The team of train Giancarlo Wozzeck shed Germany’s group challenger France in Berlin with 85:93 (77:77, 31:38) after extra time. The French will certainly satisfy safeguarding champ Slovenia or Poland in the semi-finals on Friday (5.15 p.m./ Magenta ).
After the shock versus gold candidate Serbia, Italy left the Basketball European Champion in the quarter-finals in a bitter way.