Poland will certainly play versus France on Friday (5:15 p.m.), which Italy switched off in the quarter-finals with 93:85 (77:77, 38:31) after added time. The champion will certainly manage Germany or world champion Spain in the final on Sunday (8.30 pm/both magenta).
Italy fell short after the surprise versus gold prospect Serbia in a bitter way. Former Berlin Simone Fontecchio, newcomer from NBA-Club Utah Jazz, was the very best thrower of the Italians along with Marco Swiss (21 factors each), yet in the final phase of the routine season with 2 attempts from the Freiawurflinie as well as another miss lie for the decision. In the overtime, the French made the leap right into the semi-finals around top scorer Thomas Hurtle (20 factors).
Defending champ Slovenia was sensationally secreted in the quarter-finals at the European basketball European Championship after the incorrect start and also catch-up. The group led by NBA star Luka Dončić shed to the outright outsider Poland in Berlin with 87:90 (39:58). For the very first time since 2009, a European champ stopped working so early, during that time Russia had actually captured.
The third heavyweight (Dallas Mavericks) with Dončić (Dallas Mavericks) with Dončić (Dallas Mavericks) is not included in the semi-finals with NBA-MVP Nikola Jokić (Denver Nuggets) and Giannis with Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks).
Highly performing Poland, in the preliminary round of Finland (59:89) as well as Serbia (69:96), briefly led with 23 points. Dončić (14 factors) had to get off the field 3 minutes before the end after the 5th nasty.
On Sunday, the Italians suddenly turned off vice-European champions Serbia in the round of 16 (94:86).