Olimpia Milan in emergency, Gigi Datome also stops

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Olimpia Milan in emergency

It had been since 1997 that Olimpia Milano and Virtus Bologna had not faced each other at the European level, but in the last three years they have met 16 times in Italy, with a record of 8-8 and one Scudetto each. This season, they faced each other in the Supercoppa in Brescia with success for Virtus. But the big news is that for the first time they face each other in a “total” set-up, that is, with no limit to the number of foreigners that can be used.

The problem for Olimpia is that Shavon Shields and Billy Baron are injured and therefore in any case unusable, and to them was added at the last moment the unavailability of Gigi Datome due to a flu attack. From this point of view Virtus is better off, complaining only the absence of Awudu Abass, but has recovered all the other players including the last injured, Toko Shengelia. The teams are coming off a EuroLeague loss, Olimpia at home to Real Madrid and Virtus also at home to Asvel Villeurbanne.

Bologna has an overall record of 2-4, 1-2 on the road; Olimpia is 3-1 away from home, but has yet to win its first game at the Mediolanum Forum. In the league, both won in the Sunday round.

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