Budivelnik beats Norrköping at start of Champions League qualifier
Defender of Budivelnik Ilya Tyrtyshnik commented on the team’s victory in first round of Basketball Champions League qualification.
“We won quite confidently, but we need to play better. Errors should be minimized. Today we had a bad first 5 minutes. Then a bad 5 minutes in the third quarter. Stronger teams will penalize us for such stretches.”
“We will wait for the game with Bamberg. We will have one more day to prepare. Let’s try to get better today. Of course, we believe that we will pass Bamberg, otherwise we would not come here. We have a good team and we are very motivated.”
Budivelnik defeated Norrköpping in the first round as part of the Champions League qualification – 87:51.
In the next stage, the rival of the Kyiv club will be the German Bamberg. The second round match will take place on September 23.
If Bamberg passes, Budivelnik’s possible rival will be one of the trio: Benfica (Portugal), Keravnos (Cyprus), Golden Eagle (Kosovo).
If Budivelnik advances to the group stage of the Champions League, he will fall into Group F, where he will play against the French Limoges, the Latvian Riga and the Spanish Manresa.