December 5, 2017
Olimpija’s win against FMP (Belgrade) this Sunday shifted the club’s overall standings in the ABA League, from the bottom to the upper half of the list.
The first three clubs at the head of the ABA League, namely Budućnost (Podgorica), Crvena Zvezda (Belgrade), Cedevita (Zagreb) are now far ahead of the rest, while Olimpija (Ljubljana), with five loses and five wins, has managed to catch up with the two teams from Belgrade, Partizan and FMP, to join the fight for the now hotly-contested fourth place.
ABA League (aka Adriatic League) is a regional professional men’s basketball league, consisting of basketball clubs from the countries of the former Yugoslavia, with occasional participation of other country’s clubs (such as Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Israel).
Olimpija also plays in the Group C of the Basketball Champions League preliminaries, part of which is its match against Rosa Radom in Tivoli Hall in Ljubljana tonight. But chances to get among the first four are very slim, meaning that the Adriatic League is Olimpija’s main competition.
Olimpija will play again on Friday, when they will be hosted by Zadar, and a week later will have a match with Igokea (Aleksandrovac), also an away game, and then finally on December 23 Olimpija will host the legendary Cibona (Zagreb) in Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana.