had been a Classic without controversy or refereeing role until the last quarter. The height duel between Real Madrid Y Barcelona clouded when the reaction of those of Paul Laso. After a basketball game of many carats, several decisions by the referees took the Whites out of the match. those of Conversation Jasikevicius they came out of the break stronger and took an advantage that they never lost. [Narración y estadísticas: Real Madrid 75-85 Barcelona]
A duel that had a stellar moment. Philip Reyes finally had his tribute in the WiZink Center and he did it in a clash against one of the rivals against whom he shone the most as merengue captain. In the 9th minute the match was stopped to make way for the Madrid legend. Accompanied by his two sons, he positioned himself in the center of the pitch and received a well-deserved ovation from the Whites’ fans. Too bad he couldn’t have the final icing on the victory.
Laso did not end up happy either with the team’s performance after playing “four minutes”. Only Tavares Y Llull achieved double digits in scoring for the whites, while Sanli he won that particular match against the Cape Verdean with 17 points and five rebounds; the meringue only took three. Kyle Kuric he set the scoring pace from distance and Nikola Mirotic He appeared in the final minutes to close out the game from the free throw line and from three.
But if the Hispanic-Montenegrin could do it, received negatively by the WiZink Center, it was because of those refereeing decisions that unhinged the meringues in the last five minutes. Rudy He ended up disqualified, Laso reproaching Jasikevicius for various actions and the Catalans with a difference of ten on the scoreboard. This allows the azulgranas to equalize the classification a little more, although Real Madrid remains ahead until they recover the three games that have been postponed.
Duel of giants from the first minute of the game. Edy Tavares and Sertac Sanli were going to have a momentous one-on-one. The Cape Verdean opened fire from the area, while the Turk was going to take advantage of his great mid-range shot. But the exterior success was going to mark the first five minutes of the game. Jeffery Taylor he was going to be in charge of responding to the threat of the ever-ubiquitous Kyle Kuric. In addition, Pablo Laso could be happy with the defensive activity of his team.
Tavares stoppers and Guerschon Yabusele they reflected it and allowed the Whites to go six up on the scoreboard at the end of the first quarter. A trend that continued during the second half. Everything that Barça scored came in forced and quality actions by Jokubaitis and Higgins, as well as by Kuric who did not fail from the line of three. It was the main culprit that the Catalans endured and that they got ahead for the first time. The six of seven from a distance for the azulgranas took the game to halftime 40-42.
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The Catalans lamented some errors in individual marks that had allowed some easy outside shots for players like Heurtel or Llull. The meringues weren’t happy with the losses either and because of how Barça had punished some mistakes in the basket on the run. The duel was being of high quality in terms of success and other stars such as Mirotic or Yabusele had yet to appear.
The Frenchman was very absent, while the Montenegrin delegated the responsibility of scoring to his teammates while he added to the intangibles. Sanli and Tavares continued their particular duel with the Turk, moving the Cape Verdean away from the zone, while the match picked up Barça’s rhythm. So from the start in the third quarter he took a dangerous 10-point lead. Sergio Llull appeased it with impossible triples, but the meringues lacked something else to break the culé defense.
To start the last quarter with a difference of nine in favor of Barça, Laso resorted to a Alberto Abalde I wanted to imbue the character that was missing. Vincent Poirier also wanted to match the battle for the rebound that was leaning towards the Catalans. Nigel Williams-Goss joined this revolution by Laso who managed to reduce the difference to two points with five minutes to go in the Whites’ best minutes of the entire match. But they would row to shore to drown.
The arbitration action was influenced by an unsportsmanlike discussion by Rudy Fernández about Mirotic, another contact by Poirier with Sanli and another by the Hispanic-Montenegrin and Williams-Goss, something that poured a jug of cold water on the merengue reaction. They did not see an action on Hanga in a merengue counter that also deserved the unsportsmanlike. Three techniques for white protests in the last three minutes demonstrate the importance of the arbitration factor.
[Más información: Real Madrid 75-85 Barcelona: las imágenes de El Clásico de la Liga Endesa]