TODAY’S – Fener plays for group lead as it hosts Milan in Euroleague

Fener plays for group lead as it hosts Milan in EuroleagueFenerbahe ulker will be aiming to claim the top spot of Group F and an early qualification from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 on Friday, when the Istanbul club entertains Italian powerhouse EA7 Emporio Armani Milan at ulker Sports ArenaIn another critical game in the battle to reach the playoffs in Group F, Anadolu Efes Istanbul entertains Nizhny Novgorod at Abdi Ipeki ArenaZeljko Obradovicand#39s Fener is among the top sensations of the tournament, handing defeats to the leading contenders for the title, including CSKA Moscow and Olympiacos Piraeus. The Turkish side is now tied with CSKA at the top of the group with a record of 8-2 and has a good chance to topple the Russians to go through the quarterfinals with a morale boost.

A win over Milan will hand Fenerbahe an early ticket for the quarterfinals. The Italians are second from the bottom with three wins and seven defeats and are in dire need of a victory in order to maintain their Euroleague campaign.

Andrew Goudelock is sure to be one of the most important weapons for coach Obradovic. The US guard is the second best scorer of the Top 16, averaging 17 points per game so far, and he was destructive in Athens, leading his side to a victory with his 24 points.

He has reached double-digit figures in his past six consecutive outings.Bogdan Bogdanovic will be another scoring key for Fenerbahe.

Nemanja Bjelica has been impressive recently and leads his sideand#39s rebounds.Elsewhere in the Euroleague on Friday it is: Unicaja Malaga vs.

CSKA Moscow and Laboral Kutxa Vitoria against Olympiakos Piraeus.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman