Madrid came out of its lethargy after passing through the changing rooms

Madrid came out of its lethargy after passing through the changing rooms


On 06/25/2020 at 09:14 CEST



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(19 + 23 + 29 + 20): Hannah (23), Sy (7), Massenat (11), Walker (10), Olumuyiwa (5) -starting five-, Tyson Pérez (8), Llovet (7), Guillem Colom (8), Jelinek (9), Senglin (3) and Bartolomé.


(12 + 18 + 28 + 17): Campazzo (18), Carroll (8), Randolph (12), Deck (6), Tavares (10) -starting five-, Causeur (8), Laprovittola, Felipe Reyes, Garuba , Llull (6), Thompkins (7) and Taylor.


Daniel Hierrezuelo, Sergio Manuel and Javier Torres. They eliminated Jelinek (32 ‘), from MoraBanc Andorra, for five personal fouls.


Second match of the fourth and penultimate day of Group B of the Exceptional Final Phase of the Endesa League played behind closed doors at the Fuente de San Luis Pavilion in Valencia.

Real Madrid came out without a spark and without defense. Laso’s planned game idea was clear from the start, taking advantage of his team’s interior superiority with balls to the low post for Argentine Gabriel Deck, hitting and attempting the basket or doubling the ball for Cape Verdean Walter Tavares.

The pressure consumes Gran Canaria

The tactic didn’t work and Madrid got caught up in low-percentage outside pitches. And what was worse for their interests, the Andorran team dominated in the rebounds, thanks to their drive and enthusiasm.

The 19-12, with a partial 10-0 included, with which the first quarter ended was not, however, the wake-up call that Madrid needed.

On the contrary, MoraBanc Andorra continued to grow thanks to its defense in the zone, with Bandja Sy, Frantz Massenat and Clevin Hannah among the highlights, to score a maximum of 16 points ahead, 39-23 (min.16.45).

The Andorran team gave him more desire than Madrid | EFE

The American Trey Thompkins and some flash of Sergio Llull was the 1xbet com movies unremarkable of a team without soul, without grit and with little intensity in a game vital to their interests and that arrived at halftime with a disconcerting 42-30.

The poor defense of Madrid, allowed Andorra to dominate the rebound (20 to 18) and present a better shot card, with a 7/15 in triples.

Madrid came out of its lethargy after passing through the changing rooms. With another attitude and another intensity, although it was difficult for him to cut back on the scoreboard because Andorra was on the wave of offensive success.

Fabien Causeur began to function in attack and little by little Madrid began to enter the game, although the Andorran team remained above a dozen points ahead, 54-43 (m.24.15).

Ibón Navarro’s team began to find it more difficult to score as a direct consequence of the improvement in Madrid’s defensive intensity. And the scoreboard reflected it, 60-54 (m.27.30).

MoraBanc Andorra dreams of the semifinals | EFE

But Hannah’s great performance allowed Andorra to also win this period 29-28 and face the last ten minutes with a 13-point lead, 71-58.

Madrid hit the bar, but MoraBanc did as well and the 76-60 (m.31.45) made things even more difficult for the Madridistas who, 5 and a half minutes from the end, lost by 20 points! difference, 83-63.

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Facu Campazzo capitalized on the comeback attempt that stayed at that, in attempt. Morabanc Andorra won 91-75 and the team’s initial apathy cost a Real Madrid dearly, which is much more complicated in the semifinals in which Barça is already the first of the other group.

The final phase of the Endesa League that takes place in Valencia already has semifinalists. A cast that will be surprisingly missing the current tournament champion Real Madrid. The appointment will be on Sunday. At 5:00 p.m. The match between Barça and the surprising San Pablo Burgos will open the day, while at 8:00 p.m. Host Valencia and Kirolbet Baskonia will meet for a place in the grand final.


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On the way to Barça, that surprising San Pablo Burgos, the great revelation of this final phase, will cross. The Castilian team, led by Catalan coach Joan Peñarroya (former Andorra and Manresa) has sneaked into the first semifinal of its short history in the elite after signing a 3-2 balance with victories over Casademont Zaragoza, Real Madrid and MoraBanc Andorra and defeats against Gran Canaria and Valencia. Precisely, the victory of the Valencians over the islanders gave the passport to San Pablo Burgos.

Historic hit of Real Madrid in the Endesa League


The history of CB Miraflores – that is its name – is very short in the elite. It was promoted to the ACB in 2017 and has grown since then. He managed to exceed their expectations for this season. They stayed one small step away from qualifying for the Copa del Rey, and remained in play-off positions for much of the year until the break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

They faced this final phase without Earl Clark, his great reference who terminated his contract during the pandemic, nor Goran Huskic, injured. But the team spirit and a disciplined collective have given him an excellent result. Los Lima, Benite, Fitipaldo, McFadden, Bassas (who is targeting Joventut next season) and recently Rivero have taken a step forward. For this final phase they were reinforced with the veteran Pablo Aguilar who has offered a more than correct performance. In the year of their debut in Europe in the FIBA ​​Champions League, the Burgos do not give up on prolonging their dream. 

San Pablo Burgos sealed a great comeback against Andorra

Pesic: "Now we must concentrate for the semifinals"

In the only precedent this season, Barça won by the minimum in Burgos (80-82). Warned are the Catalans.

The Euroleague Disciplinary Judge has given up, by a score of 20-0, the games that Zenit was supposed to play this week against TD Systems Baskonia and Valencia Basket, due to the pandemic that has prevented the Russian team from reuniting eight healthy players in their squad

Oct 14, 2020 at 12:27 pm CEST

"The Disciplinary Judge has followed the Euroleague 2020-21 Special Regulations due to COVID-19 after Zenit St. Petersburg did not have at least eight players on the Clearance List eligible to play as a result of multiple players testing positive for COVID-19", explained the Euroleague in a statement. The Russian team had won last Friday at home to FC Barcelona.

In this way, the Russian team, led by Spanish coach Xavi Pascual, lost positions in the standings after their great season debut, in which they had added victories against two of the great favorites for the title, Turkish Anadolu Efes and Barcelona. .

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The beneficiaries are two of the four Spanish teams enrolled in the top European competition. In this way, Valencia Basket now has a balance of 3-1, while Baskonia is placed with 2-1 two days after receiving Khimki, another team very depleted by the coronavirus.

The FC Barcelona coach, Svetislav Pesic, acknowledged that Barça "played two games, after we improved in the second half"Said the Barça coach, who wanted to win the game, although he couldn’t, after Fran Guerra scored two free throws.


On 06/26/2020 at 00:04 CEST


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"Tenerife deserved the victory, they played with great enthusiasm and, in the end, they achieved one more point than us"said Pesic, who used his second and third units throughout the meeting, without the main stars, including Mirotic, who did not have a minute.

Regarding an assessment of the first phase, Pesic said that "we play many games, in a very competitive group, with many top-level teams in the regular phase".

Barça’s inconsequential defeat in the last breath

A correct basket

For coach azulgrama, "we played a correct basketball, and now the goal is to rest these two days ahead of us before the semifinals", said.

When asked by the other group, Pesic acknowledged that "there are many possible combinations, and the truth is that I do not know what will happen"Commented the Serbian. "Everything is possible in those games, since they are all very even", said.

"For me, the most important thing is to prepare for the next game, always with respect for any of the rivals"Pesic pointed out that despite wanting to win the match, he had to give in to the Tenerife team. "Now we must rest and concentrate on our game for the semifinals"Pesic concluded.

Bolmaro signed his best match

Leandro Bolmaro signed his best performance with Barça, scoring 11 points. "The defeat was a shame because we were close, but now we have to think about the semifinal and the final"said the Argentine.

"Now that I had this opportunity to play, I tried to take advantage of it, and as long as I have minutes, I will try to give the maximum, and be prepared for the next one."Bolmaro said.

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"We are playing well in defense and attack and now the most important thing is coming"Bolmaro concluded.

San Pablo Burgos did their homework, beat Morabanc Andorra with a good second half, and earned the right to dream. The Burgos, who lost by 16 points of difference, came back and left BC MoraBanc without options.