Dogged Strumica Down Cedevita

BC Strumica prevailed in a remarkable second leg encounter against Cedevita Zagreb 75-69 to stay alive in the EuroCup.

After a 76-72 defeat in Zagreb, Jovica Arsic’s men returned to FYR Macedonia banking on their incredible home support to help them come back and win by at least five points to reach the Elimination Round 2 of the competition.

Arsic Upbeat Ahead Of Return Leg

For the first time in three years, a basketball team from FYR Macecondia played in Europe this week when BC Strumica travelled to Croatia took on Cedevita Zagreb in the EuroCup.

Though Jovic Arsic's men lost the first leg of the Elimination Round tie 76-72, Strumica will consider the four-point deficit as tolerable and one that can be overturned once the return leg is played before a frenetic crowd back in Macedonia.


NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 5Nino Primorac SG 1.95 22.02.1982 Vinkovci (CRO)  
 6Slaven Rimac 1.95 19.12.1974 Zagreb (CRO)  
 7Pero Dujmovic 1.99 14.11.1977 Mostar (BIH)  
 8Frano Colak 2.05 04.08.1977 Ljubuski (BIH)  
 9Milan Parezanovic 2.08 11.07.1974 Zagreb (CRO)  
10Damjan Zunic 1.93 29.01.1987 Zagreb (CRO)  
11Igor Sedlar   01.10.1984 Zagreb (CRO)  
12Damir Milacic 1.89 25.02.1975 Slavonski Brod (CRO)  
14Franko Filipovic PF 2.05 13.08.1987 Rijeka (CRO)  
15Ivan Novacic GF 2.02 03.09.1985 Zadar (CRO)  


Head Coach: Jaksa Vulic
Assistant Coach: Dejan Jovovic

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Arsic, Strumica Ready For Cedevita Showdown
Strumica 2005 coach Jovica Arsic is in confident mood ahead of their meeting with Croatia side Cedevita in the EuroCup elimination round.

Strumica won the FYR Macedonian Supercup after thrashing Vardar 2000 Skopje by 99-62 and in their domestic league currently stand in fourth place having won three games and lost one.
Rimac Leads Zagreb Past Strumica
Croatian national team veteran Slaven Rimac scored 22 points to lead Cedevita Zagreb to a 76-72 home victory against BC Strumica 2005 in the first Elimination Round of the EuroCup.

Rimac came to Cedevita with loads of experience, including helping Azovmash Mariupol reach the EuroCup final last season. And the 32-year-old guard came up big time and again for Cedevita, none bigger than his three-point play for a 75-71 lead late.


Cedevita Zagreb
Cedevita Zagreb
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30.10.2007vs BC Strumica 2005[W] 76-72 (H)
06.11.2007vs BC Strumica 2005[L] 69-75 (A)


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