The players of the Barça, defeated in the Euroliga


Barça, 'gafado' in the Euro League: Nth failure in the competition

Published:31/05/2021 - 10:34h

Updated:2/06/2021 - 02:34h

The Barça was surpassed by the Efes in the final of the Euroliga, although they arrived like big favourites, a situation that has repeated several times in the history

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The list of desencuentros of the FC Barcelona in the Euroliga is so long like worrisome. The blaugrana have participated in 16 opportunities in the final four and, in 14 occasions, have signed big disappointments, as the one of this year, after falling in front of the Efes in the final in a party to the that the ones of Sarunas Jasikevicius arrived like the clear favourites to carry the title.

The Barça had been the big dominador of the regular League, adding reasons to think that this time did not go to resist the title. In the semifinal, in front of Armani Milan, the Barcelona achieved a victory 'in extremis' thanks to a basket of Higgins to fault of tenth of seconds for the end of party, signing a historical party that invited to the barcelonismo to ilusionarse in the final.

In front of the Efes, this Sunday, the Barça began the clash convincente, with win to dominate and trying incomodar to the Turkish group, but toparon, in addition to everything, in front of lto better couple of 'playmakers' of the Euroliga: Vasilike Micic and Shane Larkin, those who added 44 of the 86 points of his team in a second half espectácular, that felt , of moments, like a review for the Catalans.

Like this then , the culés have added a failure more to his long list of defeats in the Euroliga. In 14 of 16 participations in the final four, the Barça has remained portrayed. Before, in Ginebra (1984), Munich (1989), Saragossa (1990), Paris (1991 and 1996), Tel-Aviv (1994), Rome (1997), Thessaloniki (2000), Prague (2006), Berlin (2009), Istanbul (2012), London (2013) and Milan (2014), also had signed disappointments.

The sum of the failures

The 'fiascos' of the Barça in the Euroliga began in 1984, in front of the Bank gave Rome, in a final to only party of the tournament. The culés dominated big part of the meeting, but the Italians finished tracing back to carry the title (79-73). Five years afterwards, in Munich, fell in front of the Jugoplastika, Croatian team, by 87-77 in the marker.

In the following edition, contested in Barcelona, the Barcelona went back to fall in front of the Jugoplastika, in an overwhelming defeat by 104-83. A year afterwards, in 1991, repeated the history, in front of the same rival, in Paris, this time by 70-65. In 1994, the Barça returned to the final four, in Tel-Aviv. They went back to fall, by enésima time, being favourite, with a 79-65 in the electronic.

Of return to Paris, in 1996, the Barça fell by a point in front of the Panathinaikos (67-66) in a clash qeu happened to the history by the famous illegal cap of Vrankovic to Montero, when the balloon already had touched the board, in the last sigh of the clash. A year afterwards, in Rome, went back to fall in front of the Olympiacos (73-58).

In the final four of Thessaloniki (2000), were deleted in semifinals by a Maccabi led by Nate Huffman and Brisker, by 51-65. In Prague, in 2006, fell in semis in front of the CSKA (84-75). The Barça returned to a final four after three years, in 2009, but the ones of Moscow went back to delete them in the semifinals. In 2012, the Olympiacos of Spanoulis deleted them, again, in semis.

The Real Madrid was the big hangman of the Barça in 2013 and 2014. First, in London, the blaugrana fell in semifinals in London (67-74) and a year afterwards, in Milan, suffered one of the greater humiliations of his history, with a Madrid that crushed them of an impressive way (in the semifinals, also), by 100-62.

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