TFT Skopje – Chemnitz

Recap

Champions League - Qualification 2022/2023
(21.09.22)
TFT Skopje
Chemnitz Niners
77 - 96
Final Score
Game Statistics
0Yellow cards0
0Red cards0
0Corner Kick0
0Saves0
0Shots on Goal0
0Shots0
0%
Pass Accuracy
0%
Shot Accuracy
OFF
0
F
0
SH
0
0%
Pass Accuracy
0%
Shot Accuracy
0
OFF
0
F
0
SH

Recap

The Champions League qualification is the first such event in Skopje (my home town), Macedonia since independence, so the excitement among the basketball fans and the rookie club from Taftalidze (neighborhood in Skopje). The coach and first man of the Cup winner, Boro Smilkovski, had an extremely busy time, because after it became clear that TFT would host this qualifying tournament, they had to complete a bunch of administrative work, and at the same time, go through the basic preparations of the team that he has been training for about 20 days, with a playing tournament in Bulgaria. They start the club season in Macedonia by the end of September, and the core of the native players doesn’t changed a lot, while new foreign players are at the club like Americans Donovan Donaldson and Trent Buttrick, the Australian Lachlan Anderson and the Englishman Chris Tawiah. This players in my opinion are really average, with carriers in some Romanian, Belgium and Czech lower table teams. The tournament will be played at Boris Trajkovski (biggest hall in Skopje), but TFT Skopje is like 3-4 team in Skopje formed in 2018 and fan base is too small. This hall is like e neutral field, because TFT home games are played at Sports Center Kale, which is a smaller hall and its hard to play there.

Chemnitz is looking forward to the next milestone in their club’s history. Only two years after being promoted to the Basketball Bundesliga, they are taking part in a European competition for the first time and have a very big goal in mind – entry into the FIBA ​​Basketball Champions League. To do this, the team around successful coach Rodrigo Pastore has to overcome three high hurdles. Only a win will take them to the semi-finals, where they would go head-to-head with Swiss champions Olympic Friborg on Friday. In the preparation period, they have 4/4 wins, with some extraordinary results like the win against Bayern (86:75) and Bamberg (87:110). Coach Pastore has a „joker“ in his hands, because he viewed plenty of video material about TFT Skopje in order to be able to prepare the team as best as possible level, but the MAIN victim for this videos and analytical work was Macedonian assistant coach Gjorgji Kochov, who was three seasons coach of Macedonian champion MZT Skopje, and knows everything about them.

All in all, this line is only given because the tournament is played in Skopje. I truly believe that Chemnitz is one-two classes above TFT Skopje and are the main favorite to enter in the Champions League group stage.

Details

LeagueSeasonMatch DayFull TimeODDSTipPredictionResultOutcomeStake
Champions League - Qualification2022/202321.09.220'2.10-17.5 handicap Chemnitz NinersPaid77:96Won10

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
TFT Skopje284977
Chemnitz Niners465096