Dusko Ivanovic is anticipating a big game between Zvezda and Partizan.

Credit: ABA League j.t.d./Dragana Stjepanovic, Partizan Belgrade, Crvena Zvezda Belgrade
Credit ABA League j.t.d./Dragana Stjepanovic, Partizan Belgrade, Crvena Zvezda Belgrade

Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade and Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade will compete in the EuroLeague for the second time in history this Friday.

2-pointers this season

Points made: 19,1
Accuracy: 55,1%
Place in standings: 11
Record max: 33
Record min: 11
Most made 2FGs: Filip Petrusev

Before the eternal derby, Red Star head coach Dusko Ivanovic pointed out that his team is expecting a big game.

"For us, every match is a big game. Especially, in front of our majestic crowd. We want to enjoy the atmosphere and the big game," the 65-year-old said and then provided some positive news regarding his roster.

"Hassan Martin has started training," Ivanovic said of his big man, who has been out since December 17. However, the American center is not expected to play in the derby.

The two Serbian powerhouses are separated by only one victory in the EuroLeague standings. Though, Ivanovic says that he is not worried about that.

"We don't think about it," he stressed. "This is another EuroLeague game for us. As I said, above all, I want my players to enjoy themselves."

Ivanovic also paid special attention to the fans of the two teams.

"After the game in Stark Arena, I really praised the Partizan fans because they were good, and there was a good atmosphere. [But] I think our fans are better. They should show that tomorrow," the Red Star coach declared.

The Round 21 game between Zvezda and Partizan is scheduled for tomorrow at 19:00 CET at Aleksandar Nikolic Hall.

"The atmosphere is always great, Zvezda fans create a phenomenal atmosphere just like ours. It's probably the most beautiful thing that can be seen," Partizan bench boss Zeljko Obradovic said.

"It was nice that Zvezda fans were at the derby in our arena. I don't know how many of our fans there will be [300 Partizan supporters], but it certainly gives the derby a special charm. I hope everything will be correct like in the first game," he added.

Zvezda won the first game on the road, 76-73, after Nemanja Nedovic's game-winning three-pointer.

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Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade
Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade
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Field goals
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18 Position
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Teams leaders

Nemanja  Nedovic
14,6 PTS
52% 2P%
24% 3P%
Kevin  Punter
15,0 PTS
48% 2P%
40% 3P%
Filip  Petrusev
4,9 REB
3,9 DREB
1,0 OREB
Mathias  Lessort
7,4 REB
4,0 DREB
3,5 OREB
Luca  Vildoza
4,1 As
2,5 TO
24 MIN
Dante  Exum
2,4 As
2,1 TO
23 MIN