Could the Greek gods of Olympiacos survive to Barça?
Definitely one of the most awaited clashes of the Euroleague, Olympiacos – FC Barcelona will be a true battle for supremacy. Both teams are aiming to occupy first place in the European competition and a win in this game could help them a lot. Olympiacos won the first game of the season at Barca by 10 points margin which came as a surprise at that time because the Catalan team is supposed to be the main favourite to win the Euroleague title.
Now Barca can take revenge on the Greek team, but Olympiacos is unbeaten at home in 2023 and as we know their strength on defense and offense, they will be tough to break. Barca rested some players during the weekend in Spain, between them Nikola Mirotic, losing to Zaragoza, exactly because this week in Euroleague is maybe the most important for the Blaugrana team. A double-round week away at Olympiacos and then at Fenerbahce, it is the most difficult week of the regular season for FC Barcelona. But in this kind of game, they have to prove their greatness as a team.
It will be a game that no fan of basketball can miss, opposing two of the main candidates to lift the Euroleague trophy. Even if Olympiacos has the home-court advantage, the visitors can turn the tables and steal an important win. The game-time focus and inspiration will be crucial for each squad. The collective defense and a proper ball-sharing will decide the winner.
The article was written by Gratian Cormos, a Romanian journalist, book writer, life coach and mentor currently living in Barcelona, Spain.
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