Bologna Leave Spain With A Good Feeling, Estu Look To Rebound

Virtus Bologna captain Fabio Di Bella believes his team claimed a very important victory on Sunday after clinching third place in the EuroCup Final Four with a 80-62 triumph over Estudiantes.

The Italians lost a heartbreaker to Azovmash in the semi-final on Friday but hit back in style and will now attempt to secure their place in the Lega A play-offs.

Virtus Take Third

Virtus Bologna overcame the disappointment of Friday’s semi-final loss against Azovmash Mariupol to claim victory against MMT Estudiantes in the game for third place at the EuroCup Final Four in Girona.

In what proved to be a lacklustre affair, Bologna managed to build a small lead in the first quarter which they then protected with little difficulty for the remainder of the contest.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Simone Bonfiglio 1.81 14.04.1988 Cento (ITA)  
 Kristoffer Lang 2.11 12.12.1979 Gastonia (USA)  
 Francesco Quaglia FC 2.06 18.11.1988 Firenze (ITA)  
 6Travis Best 1.80 12.07.1972 MA (USA)  
 7Brett Blizzard 1.91 12.06.1980 Tallahassee, FL (USA)  
 9Christian Drejer SF 2.08 08.12.1982 Frederiksberg (DEN)  
11Andrea Crosariol 2.10 11.11.1984 Milano (ITA)  
12Guilherme Giovannoni FC 2.04 02.06.1980 Piracicaba, Sao Paolo (BRA)  
13Oscar Gugliotta 1.93 03.01.1982 Santo Domingo (DOM)  
14Ntousan Tsalikis-Vouktsevits 2.00 14.11.1975 Sarajevo (BIH)  
15Ilian Evtimov PF 2.01 28.04.1983 Sofia (BUL)  
20Andrea Michelori 2.02 20.02.1978 Milan (ITA)  
21Riccardo Malagoli 2.06 07.08.1988 Modena (ITA)  
24Fabio Di Bella 1.86 13.12.1978 Pavia (ITA)  
25Vlado Ilievski PG 1.87 19.01.1980 Strumica (MKD)  


Head Coach: Zare Markovski

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Azovmash Hold Off Virtus To Reach Final

They may have entered the EuroCup Final Four as the unknown team. But after a 74-73 victory over Virtus Bologna in the first semi-final, everyone knew about Azovmash.

The Ukrainain outfit got off to a red hot start and then held their composure down the stretch to advance to the EuroCup title game this Sunday.

Markovski Mourns Virtus Setback

Virtus coach Zare Markovski could not hide his disappointment after watching a potential game-winning shot by Brett Blizzard hit the inside of the rim and fall out in the closing seconds which sealed his side 74-73 loss.

As a result, the Italian outfit fell short in their goal of winning a European title.

Markovski Not Taking Azovmash Lightly13.04.2007
Travis Not At His Best As Virtus Fall To Milano09.04.2007
Di Bella Ready For Bologna Comeback29.03.2007
Kris Set For Lang Spell On Sidelines26.03.2007
Bologna Fall To Benetton26.03.2007
Drejer Looks To Final Four22.03.2007
Markovski In Confident Mood20.03.2007
Bologna Up To Second19.03.2007
Virtus Through To Last Four08.03.2007
Virtus Back On Track In Ankara06.03.2007


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PTST. Best14.1
RTA. Michelori5.6
AST. Best4.3
STO. Gugliotta1.2
BSA. Crosariol0.6


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14.11.2006vs Adecco ASVEL[W] 76-70 (H)
21.11.2006vs DTL EKA AEL[L] 83-88 (A)
28.11.2006vs Amsterdam Astronauts[W] 90-47 (H)
05.12.2006vs Adecco ASVEL[W] 91-73 (A)
12.12.2006vs DTL EKA AEL[W] 96-75 (H)
09.01.2007vs JDA Dijon[W] 95-77 (H)
16.01.2007vs BC Kalev[W] 98-76 (H)
24.01.2007vs Akasvayu Girona[L] 74-106 (A)
30.01.2007vs JDA Dijon[W] 94-78 (A)
14.02.2007vs BC Kalev[W] 85-82 (A)
20.02.2007vs Akasvayu Girona[L] 84-89 (H)
06.03.2007vs Türk Telekom[W] 95-87 (A)
08.03.2007vs Türk Telekom[W] 59-54 (H)
13.04.2007vs Azovmash[L] 73-74
15.04.2007vs Club Estudiantes[W] 80-62


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