Leandro Bolmaro and Alex Abrines in the final of the Euroliga


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Published:30/05/2021 - 22:43h

Updated:30/05/2021 - 22:52h

The FC Barcelona has not achieved to win his third Euroliga. The culés suffered in the Lanxess Sand in front of the Efes and remained without title in front of the Turkish

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The final of the Euroliga was the perfect summary to what went the tournament: the emotion, uncertainty and the suffer to the end were the three main ingredients in the meeting between the FC Barcelona and Anadolu Efes in the Lanxaness Sand. Finally, the Turkish have carried the victory in a party that was composed by several phases and important moments.

The blaugrana arrived to the clash with the intention to carry his third European trophy, after having it raised previously in 2003 and 2010, with the clear aim to culminate successfully a project that had as it put the Euroliga. To his time, the Barça sand presented like the big favourite of the final after having dominated the regular League, but were confronting in front of a group very in shape to the that seemed that the sport had to him one. And it is that in the season happened the irruption of the pandemia of the coronavirus interrupted what seemed a big course of the Turkish, that wanted to add his first Euroliga.

The first chamber, that won it the Barcelona group by 22-15, the differences between both teams were very notorious and left to see that the Barça was had to everything, although it threw in fault, for the moment, the spark and magic of Mirotic, very desconectado in the party. In the second, the Turkish grew in the track and achieved to trace back the marker, by his consistency in his game, but also because the culés seemed to be with fear. Pleiss Was turning into the factor surprise of the Efes and was leaving to the Barça in aprietos.

Since Larkin put to his team to one, with two free shots (29-29), the history was different. The Barça was totally turn# off in the attack and resisted , but the Efes wanted the victory. The first-half finish with a 36-39 in favour of the Turkish.

The Barça played with fear... And it was not sufficient

In the beginning of the second half, the Barcelona were to ten points underneath in the marker, playing with fear and reserving all, as if they were not contesting the most important party of the year. However, when Higgins began to wake up, to the Barça changed him the face. The hero of the semifinal marked a triple to put the 51-59 and recortar distances.

Mirotic Also enchufó and in the third fourth annotated his first basket at stake in all the party, leaving the things in 58-65, but was not sufficient and went to the last stretch with seven points underneath. The reaction, however, saw immediately. Bolmaro, of four metres, annotated and left to his to three. The Efes did not want to surrender and followed rowing, annotating in all his opportunities with Larkin still enchufado.


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