In the first round of Group D of the Men’s Basketball Champions League, Falco KC Szombathely defeated AEK Athens 83-78 in an exhibition match at home.
|Falco played fantastically (Photo: Tamás Ungár / Vas Népe)|
“We have videotaped a lot of them, they are still at least in the top eight, but they could also reach the top four in the Champions League. He told our newspaper Zoltan Perl, defender Falco From AEK Athens before the match. – Their structure is strong, with Spanish world champion Quino Colom playing at the post, but there is midfielder Nikos Papasz, who has a lot of experience in the Euroleague with Panathinaikos, and they are also good at the top positions. Away from our stadium, we can say that they started preparing later, and they have fewer matches.”
Well, Milos Konakov’s band was raised for the mission. Zoltan Pearl lost the first quarter by two points, but then Falco took control of the match. The fight was almost too close, but in the last quarter the Szombathely people also advanced by ten points. The finish was very tight again, but the Hungarian squad didn’t give up the lead for a moment, eventually winning a well-deserved victory over 83-78.
One of the founders of Falco’s success was Zoltán Perl, who scored five rebounds and provided six assists. Szilard Pinky scored 16 points with six rebounds and four assists.
In the second round, Falco will visit Riga on October 20.
UEFA Champions League, men
Group D, Round 1
FALCO-VULCANO ENERGIA KC SATURDAY-AEK ATHENS (Greece) 83-78 (19-21, 19-14, 19-19, 26-24)
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