"No one can forbid us to believe that we can win against the best team in europe in the last two years," said bayern coach svetislav pesic after the strong performance of the bundesliga team. "We have sent the message: basketball exists in munich too!"
In only their third appearance in the european royal class, the munich team sold themselves very well for a long time, but in the decisive phases they were not yet sufficiently clear. The guests were able to turn a 15-point deficit into a lead 13 minutes before the end, before piraus turned the game around again.
"We fought back incredibly against the two-time euroleague champions, but then made careless mistakes again," said bayern pro yassin idbihi. "We are proud of our performance, but we want to win every game."Malcolm delaney (20 points) and nihad djedovic (13) were the most successful scorers for the munich team, which had celebrated clear victories in the first two games against the italian series champions montepaschi siena and the polish title holders zielona gora.
On the greek side, bryant dunston (19) and matthew lojeski (17) were particularly convincing. Top player vassilis spanoulis, on the other hand, disappointed with only two basket successes from the game and no less than four ball losses.