Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Benfica, SIG Strasbourg and Cholet close the BCL 23/24

The Basketball Champions League You already know the 32 teams that will fight this 2023/24 season for the eighth title of the continental competition. The FIBA ​​tournament held this weekend the last matches of the Qualifying Phase and the Benficahe SIG Strasbourg -both acquaintances from the last campaign- and the Cholet Basket They close the list of Unicaja’s 31 rivals to reign again in Europe.

He Benfica Portuguese, one of the big surprises of the 22/23 campaign, will compete again in the BCL after beating Norrkoping Dolphins 83-73 in the final. So now he will share group with Galatasaray, Hapoel Jerusalem and PAOK.

The SIG Strasbourg won the place from the Monbus Obradoiro. BCL

He SIG Strasbourgfor his part, was in charge of eliminate Monbus Obradoiro by 82-78. The Galicians were just one step away from competing in Europe, but the French team ended up winning in the last minutes to earn a place in Group E along with Baskets Oldenburg, Filou Oostende and Pinar Karsiyaka.

The last to get his position was Cholet Basket, who returns to the BCL several years later after winning 80-69 against Happy Casa Brindisi. A return to the FIBA ​​competition that crosses them in the group stage with Darussafaka, Lenovo Tenerife and VEF Riga.

Two weeks until the BCL

So everything is ready for a new edition of the Basketball Champions League to begin. The route for Unicaja will begin on October 18 in the Falco Vulcano Szombathely track to give way on the 24th to Le Mans at Martín Carpena and on November 7th to Peristeri bwin by Vassilis Spanoulis at the Palace.

The BCL will return to the Martín Carpena on October 24. Unicajab/Fotopress

For what lies ahead two weeks until Unicaja returns to continental competition. A very special year in which the European Final Four is once again marked in red after the thorn in the side last year after hosting the event in the green and purple Palace.

Group composition

Group A: Falco Vulcano Szombathely (HUN), Le Mans Sarthe Basket (FRA), Peristeri bwin (GRE) and Unicaja (ESP).

B Group: BK Opava (CZE), JDA Bourgogne Dijon (FRA), Promitheas Patras (GRE) and Rytas Vilnius (LTU).

Group C: Darüssafaka Lassa (TUR), Lenovo Tenerife (ESP), VEF Riga (LAT) and Cholet Basket (FRA).

Group D: AEK (GRE), Banco di Sardegna Sassari (ITA), King Szczecin (POL) and MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg (GER).

Group E: EWE Baskets Oldenburg (GER), Filou Oostende (BEL), Pinar Karsiyaka (TUR) and SIG Strasbourg (FRA).

Group F: Bursaspor Information Yatirim (TUR), Hapoel Holon (ISR), Río Breogán (ESP) and Telekom Baskets Bonn (GER).

Group G: Galatasaray Nef (TUR), Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem (ISR), PAOK mateco (GRE) and SL Benfica (POR).

Group H: Bertram Derthona Tortona (ITA), Igokea m:tel (BIH), Tofas Bursa (TUR) and UCAM Murcia (ESP).


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