Pau Gasol, in the final of the Euroliga

IT WAS AN IMPORTANT RECORD

The record that Pau Gasol has 'left' in the Euro League

Published:31/05/2021 - 13:28h

Updated:31/05/2021 - 13:28h

Pau Gasol has remained on the verge of becoming the oldest player to win the Euro League, after the defeat of the Catalans against Efes

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Pau Gasol was about to colarse of an impressive way in the books of history of the FC Barcelona and of the European basketball in general. To having won the Euroliga, this Sunday, had turned into the player of more age in winning in title, with 40 years, 10 months and 24 days. It could not be and it remains the bitter flavour to the Catalan, that had returned to his house does some months with the intention to help them to achieve the big revolution that the team needed.

Without the big feat of the pívot Barcelona, the record will follow it keeping Dino Meneghin, with 38 years and 3 months when it won the Glass of Europe of 1988, with the Tracer Milan. It is still in him the ranking, in the second position, Bob McAdoo, that were 37 years old and 6 months when the team of Milan carried the trophy in Gante in the year 1988.

The have not achieved so important attainment does not remove that the work of Pau Gasol from his return to the Barça has been impressive. It landed in the City Condal after almost a year without playing and has given steps of giants to go back to be in an excellent level. In the semifinals of the Euroliga, for example, had a grandísimo performance and was key for the Barcelona while it was in the track.

The Barça remained to the doors of the title

It has been a sopresa that the FC Barcelona did not proclaim champion of the Euroliga, because it was the big favourite. The Catalans had been the big dominadores in the season regulatesr and did a big party in the 'semis', in front of the Armeni Milan, that finished with a basket of Higgins in the last tenth of seconds of the party that desempató the marker and gave him the tícket to the final to the blaugrana, in a historical night.

In front of the Efes, however, the Barça could do much more. Calethes, that had suffered a sprain in front of the Italians, was not to 100% and noticed instead. Mirotic, to his time, was very desentonado in the first-half of the crash and tried to react in the second, but was not sufficient. The Barcelona, in general, did not have his best night and toparon in front of an Efes to the that the basketball had to him one and that has to the best couple of playmakers of all the Euroliga: Vasilike Micic and Shane Larkin, that is not little thing.

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