Olimpia Milano, Alba taboo dispelled: Ettore Messina explains the key to success

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Ettore Messina extols his own after Olimpia's success over Alba Berlin

Olimpia Milano defeated Alba Berlin in the 20th day of the Euroleague regular season: 82-76 the score in favor of the Red Shoes, dragged by Nicolò Melli (16 points), Diego Flaccadori, Devon Hall (14 for both) and Shabazz Napier (13, to which he added 5 assists), useful to break a tabù that lasted two years (the last success against the Germans was in January 2022).

Ettore Messina spoke in the press room after the game, extolling the work of his team: "We got a very important victory – he said -. The effort made by our players è was tremendous after a series of tough games faced with reduced rotations. Tonight’s è was an absolutely remarkable".

"Alba è a tough opponent,” added the Red Shoes coach. “They play light, we were good at being patient and raising the intensity&39;of the defense in the second half. The last two quarters were important, we played better on defense and created spaces more effectively on offense".

Messina è also complimented the individuals: "Melli è was the pillar of the team from the beginning, Flaccadori è was decisive in the second half. Bortolani also played well, starring in a test of character. And then there'è Hall who è was absolutely crucial, both for his ability è to make life difficult for opponents with his defense and for his qualities in offense".

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