On Saturday afternoon there are decisive game gives Cup in Portugal in Men's Basketball at the Multisport Pavilion Mario Mexia, in Coimbra. As of 17H00, Académica is playing against Guimarães, in a match for the round of 16 of the competition, which defines who receives Sporting in the quarter finals.
In the second game of the season in Coimbra between students and Guimarães, the formation of Ivo Rego wants to correct some aspects in relation to the balanced duel of the 12th round of the 12th round of the Professional League, played on December 30, which ended with the victory of the Guimarães group, 83-78.
The focus of academic training is on eliminating the people of Guimarães and making an appointment with Sporting in the quarter-finals of the competition.
“Our goal is to win this match and move on to the next stage. If this happens, we will receive Sporting at the end of the month ”, assumed the DIÁRIO AS BEIRAS Académica coach, Ivo Rego.
The coach is aware of the attributes of the visitors, but hopes that the outcome of this challenge will be different from what happened in the championship.
"We will have to be able to stop the outside game of V. Guimarães, who is a physically powerful team". Despite the compliment to the opponent, Ivo Rego has no doubts: “It is a team that is within our reach. I predict it will be a balanced and emotional game ”.
In doubt for the Portuguese Cup clash, “due to an injury that prevented him from training during the week” is the American base, Ashford Green.
(Full text in the digital edition of Diário As Beiras)