10/10/2021 at 8:48 PM CEST
The appearance of French Thomas heurtel and of Rudy Fernandez In the second half, after not having participated in the first, he allowed Real Madrid to take off during his visit to a tough but weakened Valencia Basket and achieve an offensive fluidity with which he achieved a more comfortable victory than was predicted after a close match Première partie.
Basket Valence (23 + 16 + 21 + 19)
Hermannsson (20), Puerto (4), Claver (7), Pradilla (4), Dubljevic (6) -five holders- Dimitrijevic (12), López-Arostegui (3), Labeyrie (8), Ferrando (-), Bressan (-), Jiménez (-) and Rivero (15).
Real Madrid (20 + 22 + 22 + 29)
Williams-Goss (7), Abalde (9), Taylor (4), Yabuselle (11), Tavares (10) -five holders- Heurtel (11), Rudy Fernández (12), Hanga (5), Vukcevic (5) , Alocén (2), Poirier (7) and Lulle (10).
Pérez Pizarro, Castillo and Olivares. Without eliminated.
La Fonteta. 6,300 spectators.
Without apparent damage after suffering on the court of Olympiacos on Friday, the first defeat of the year, Madrid began with a fluid and choral attack that the local defense could not confuse. But the production capacity of Martin Hermannsson This allowed Valencia to first hang on to the game and later when the Icelandic started feeding open triples from his pivots, recouping a small disadvantage and gaining the advantage (16-15, m. 7).
The rotation started Pablo Laso and Sergio Llull He took on the offensive direction of his team, which calmed Madrid down but not too effective due to the defensive improvement of the premises. Valence found in Louis Labeyrie and especially in Jasiel Rivero two unexpected references in defense and attack, which allowed him to keep the match tied (36-36, m.17).
A trippy of lull Almost on the horn of a possession, he gave Madrid a last boost to dominate the last two minutes of the first and arrive, with an honorable basket from Guerschon Yabuselle, to join the break with a small advantage (39- 42, m. 20).
Laso bet early in the third quarter for Heurtel and Rudy Fernandez, unheard of in Part 1, and it worked for him. The Frenchman gave more fluidity to his team’s attack and the Mallorcan is aiming from the 6’75 line. With these weapons, the visitors consolidated and increased their advantage despite the fact that Valencia resisted the disengagement, again thanks to Hermannsson (55-61, m.29).
But at the start of the last trimester, another triple of Rudy Fernandez and some actions of Heurtel gave Madrid a second boost, who have also tightened in defense and reminded Valencia of the lack of offensive arguments they are dealing with with the injuries of Sam Van Rossom, Klemen Prepelic and Mike Tobey (60-73, m.32).
A new triple of Rudy (who was right in four of his six attempts) sent a Valencia to the canvas who felt unable to continue stopping their rival and had to be content with the fact that Hermannsson minimize the effect of the storm of triples with which Madrid closed the clash.