The Ukrainian team Cherkaski Mavpy can make it for the first time in their Fiba Europe Cup campaign. They are facing the Romanian team of Steaua Bucharest. Both teams have lost the first 2 games of the group and are in search for their first victory.
According to the top Romanian website http://totalbaschet.ro/ some important players like Nikola Malesevic and Ante Delas won’t travel with the team due to injuries. In this case, the quality roster of the Romanian team will be very short and I am sure they won’t be able the win at Cherkaski Mavpy. In addition, the long and tiring trip to Ukraine will be a key factor to decide the winner of this game.
Last but not least, two more aspects:
- a) Steaua is a bad team playing away, especially in this European competition where the home court gives you a huge advantage
- b) Cherkaski has no injuries and a long roster, based on a core of Ukrainians and 3 American players