Fenerbahçe Beko 88 -75 Virtus Bologna MATCH RESULT – SUMMARY | THY EuroLeague

Fenerbahçe Beko achieved its 14th victory by defeating the Italian team Virtus Bologna 88-75 at home in the 23rd week match of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. Following this result, the Italian team suffered its 8th defeat. Johnathan Motley, who played with 23 points and 11 rebounds for Fenerbahçe, was the top scorer of the match.

The host team of the match played at Ülker Sports and Event Hall; Nick Calathes, Scottie Wilbekin, Marko Guduric, Johnathan Motley and Georgios Papagiannis started with the starting 5. The starting 5 of the away team consisted of Daniel Hackett, Iffe Lundberg, Awudu Abass, Jordan Mickey and Bryant Dunston. The first 5 minutes of the match, which started with mutual hits, were tied 9-9. After this episode, the Italian team, which was effective with Hackett and Lundberg, achieved a 6-2 series and made its opponent call a time-out with 3.34 left: 11-15. Although Fenerbahçe was effective under the basket with Motley in the last part of the period, Bologna finished the first period ahead by 4 points: 21-25.

Having difficulty scoring points in the early parts of the second period, Fenerbahçe scored its first points in this period from Noua with 7.50 left. The yellow-dark blue team, which scored consecutive points with Yam Madar and Sertaç Şanlı, reduced the difference to 2 with 7.27 left and forced their opponent to call a timeout: 28-30. Scoring with Guduric and Wilbekin after the break, the yellow-dark blue team took the lead after a long time in the match with 5.03 left in the first half: 35-33. Maintaining the difference in the last part of the period, Fenerbahçe finished the first half ahead 52-47 with Wilbekin’s 3-point shot at the last second.

Fenerbahçe started the third period effectively both offensively and defensively, and by scoring points from four different players, they increased the difference to double digits with 6.43 left in the period: 60-49. The yellow-dark blue team continued its good defense in this period until the last part and finished the period in which it conceded only 9 points, widening the gap as a result of the points it produced in attack and leading 71-56.

It was the Italian team that started the last period effectively. Bologna, which went on a 9-2 run in about 2.5 minutes, reduced the difference to single digits: 73-65. Fenerbahçe played better in the remaining part and widened the gap again, leaving the field victorious 88-75.


French striker Amine Noua, who the yellow-dark blue team added to their squad during the week, played his first match with his team against Virtus Bologna. Noua, who was left out of the game after receiving his 5th foul with 1.50 left in the match, finished the match with 9 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 blocks, in which he stayed on the court for 21 minutes and 14 seconds.


Fenerbahçe defeated Virtus Bologna 88-75 and managed to get the double goal difference against its opponent. The yellow-dark blue team, who lost the away match in the first half of the season with a difference of 9 points, 87-79, won the match at home, with a difference of 13 points, 88-75. If Fenerbahçe has the same number of wins and losses as its opponent when the regular season is completed, it will be at the top of the Italian team.

LIVING ROOM: Ülker Sports and Events

REFEREES: Matej Boltauzer, Olegs Latisevs, Steve Bittner

FENERBAHÇE BEKO: Calathes 5, Wilbekin 15, Guduric 10, Motley 23, Papagiannis 7, Noua 9, Melih Mahmutoğlu, Madar 7, Dorsey 4, Sertaç Şanlı 8

VIRTUS BOLOGNA: Hackett 11, Lundberg 17, Abass 12, Mickey 7, Dunston 4, Cordinier 11, Pajola 7, Zizic 5, Polonara, Lomazs 1

1ST PERIOD: 21-25


3RD PERIOD: 71-56

5 FOUL: 38.10 Noua (Fenerbahçe Beko), 37.24 Dunston (Virtus Bologna)