Semi-Final Preview: Italy vs. Serbia

30.07.2011

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Making their first semi-final since taking bronze in 2005, Italy look to continue their magical run at the U18 European Championship as they take on Serbia - winners of three titles in the past five years.

This game could be a high-scoring affair as Italy and Serbia are the second and third highest scoring teams, respectively, in the competition.

The contest could also feature a high number of free throws as Serbia have taken the most foul shots and Italy second most with Italy drawing the most opponent fouls and Serbia the fourth-most. Italy however are third-to-last in free throw percentage.

Turnovers will likely be a key as Italy have committed the fewest turnovers per game and are the fourth best in creating steals. Serbia meanwhile are second in assists per game but third-worst in steals.

Serbia are the best shooting team in the tournament and are the fourth-best three-point shooting team. But they have taken the fourth-fewest triples in the tournament.

Watch here what some of the key players of the two teams have to say about the encounter.


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