Basketball EuroLeague: ALBA vs. FC Barcelona – Live Ticker – 31st Matchday – 2021/2022



The commitment is still right at Alba. Oscar da Silva wants to stop two opponents with all his might and is fouled badly. Unfortunately, once again only a free throw ends up in the ring and Berlin doesn’t really come any closer.



A good start in the last section would be so important, but da Silvas layup stays out. Brandon Davies does it better on the other side and calms down the hall for the time being.



Quarter conclusion:
3.4 seconds before the break, Mattisseck picks up an offensive foul and Tamir Blatt pushes Barca in a wild three-pointer from the parking lot with the clock running out! Alba Berlin are still 15 points short of FC Barcelona, ​​but the hosts were really strong in the last minute and things haven’t gone well here yet. However, the albatrosses somehow have to stop Nikola Mirotić (18 points), who was outstanding in the end, if anything is to go on here.



Oscar da Silva trumps again, first sinking two free throws and then adding a layup.



The hosts keep trying from outside, but today they only get a measly three-way quota of 25%. For comparison: At Barcelona, ​​an unbelievable 60% of three-pointers end up in the ring.



Šarūnas Jasikevičius takes the opponent very seriously despite the clear lead and immediately pulls the emergency brake after only four Berlin points to prevent Alba from even dreaming of a comeback. After the time-out, it’s up to Mirotić and he hits his next three. That’s just strong!



Oscar da Silva’s airball from the three-point line describes the offensive play of the Albatrosses quite well. Berlin still doesn’t get any high-percentage throws created.



Brandon Davies could already take the safe two points, but passed it again to Nikola Mirotić and he gave Alba the next three. The guests are now 20 points away.



Luke Sikma finally books his first three points. The hosts will definitely need the American if they want to attack here again.



Again, the Berliners can think of nothing better than a Smith drive against two opponents. Barca also make three points from this, Laprovíttola nets from outside. The bottom line is that everything is too easy for the Catalans.



Alba makes a complete false start to this second half! The Berliners have to take one emergency throw after the other and are still waiting for their first point. Barcelona, ​​on the other hand, plays every attack cleanly and starts with an 8-0 run. Time out Alba!



Go on! And the guests continue right where they left off before the break. Rolands Šmits puts Barcelona a little further ahead with four points.



Mid-term conclusion:
The last throw from Berlin does not find the target and in return Nick Calathes Alba pushes in a transition three-pointer with the clock running out! Barcelona leads 47:39 at the break. The lead of the guests is also deserved, because they simply have more offensive options and punish the mistakes of the albatrosses again and again. Alba fights back with high intensity and has good periods, but the bottom line is that it’s just not enough to stand up to a top team like Barca. Jaleen Smith kept the hosts within striking distance with ten points and we can look forward to an exciting second half in the Max-Schmeling-Halle. See you soon!



Malte Delow almost seems to stumble, but can still start at the end and pull a foul that earns two points. In terms of commitment, Alba is definitely right today.



It’s already going the other way! Smith runs hot and immediately adds a three after the Lô assist. Šarūnas Jasikevičius slowly turns red and pulls out the next time-out. There is now something to hear for the Barca players.



Alba lost the ball too much in this phase and after their own 8:0 run they now conceded a 10:1 score to the guests. Jaleen Smith ended the Catalans’ run with a very important and-one.



Easy to win, easy to lose… The home side fight back with an 8-0 run and then they let Álex Abrines throw twice from outside within a few seconds, completely unchallenged. Barcelona are again on seven points away.



Now Maodo Lô is finally in the match and sends his first three through the trap! A little later, the very conspicuous Yovel Zoosman grabs an offensive rebound and scores two points on the free-throw line. Alba’s turn again!



Barca coach Šarūnas Jasikevičius takes his first break after five Alba points in a row. Then the guests release Kyle Kuric for a threesome and of course he doesn’t need to be asked twice.



Slowly but surely, the albatrosses have to be careful not to lose touch here too soon. Once again, the Berliners don’t seem to find a solution, but Yovel Zoosman forces a very important three-pointer into the ring with the attack clock running out.



The long Koumadje also contributes equally well with a block against Rokas Jokubaitis. However, Alba does not make any points from winning the ball again.



That doesn’t necessarily help. Seconds after the restart, Luke Sikma conceded his third personal foul and was given a break. Christ Koumadje takes over.



Quarter conclusion:
In the last minute of the first quarter, FC Barcelona turned up the heat again and went into the first short break with a 21:13 lead. Alba Berlin holds up well and defends passionately, but finds too few offensive solutions and is clearly inferior on both sides of the field, especially when it comes to rebounds. There has to be more if this is going to be at least exciting.



Mirotić remains the dominant man on the floor and lands his 100th block in the EuroLeague against Sikma.



Nikola Mirotić, on the other hand, hits his second attempt from downtown and seconds later also taps a Calathes miss into the ring. The MVP contender is warming up and Israel González decides to take his first break.



The Berliners are definitely awake! Oscar da Silva gets his first few minutes and immediately lands the next steal. Maodo Lô, who clearly misses his second three-point attempt, is not really in the game yet.



Ben Lammers is staged by Jaleen Smith and briskly puts the ball in the ring, calling Nikola Mirotić a foul in the process. The bonus free throw is also possible and Alba has finally arrived in this game.



Two turnovers from the Catalans come in handy for the albatrosses. Smith and Schneider bring the Berliners back up with easy points.



Alba is struggling! The hosts hardly find any decent throws and have not gotten a single rebound yet. Rolands Šmits increases the score to 7:2 for the guests with a lay-up and Berlin has to make sure not to be left behind too early.



After the first throw was in on both sides, all players jammed and two minutes passed without a point before Dante Exum went to the free-throw line for Barca.



The first attack works well for the hosts. Malte Delow has a clear path after a throwing feint and hits from half-distance. In return, Nicolás Laprovíttola Alba also pushes in the first three.



Here we go! In addition to Lô, Alba starts with Jaleen Smith, Malte Delow, Tim Schneider and Ben Lammers. Barcelona start with Dante Exum, Nicolás Laprovíttola, Nick Calathes, Rolands Šmits and Nikola Mirotić.


The players are just entering the hall to the cheers of the fans. Good news for all Alba fans: The recently injured Maodo Lô is there.


The guests from Catalonia recently stopped Red Star Belgrade’s winning streak with a 82:70 win and manifested their place at the top of the table. Barca have it in their own hands to end the season as group leaders, only arch-rivals Real Madrid can keep up so far. The team around superstar Nikola Mirotić clearly won the first leg with 96:64. Small advantage for Alba today: While the Berliners had no games at the weekend because the top game against Bayern was postponed due to the Corona situation at Munich, Barca were still in the domestic league 48 hours ago in the 98:80 home win against Gran Canaria on the parquet.


After eleven competitive wins in a row, the Albatrosses recently had to accept a defeat again. At Saski Baskonia, weakened Berliners lost 68:85. Alba currently has nine wins in the premier class. Due to the final exclusion of the three Russian teams and the annulment of all results with their participation, the capitals still have an outsider chance of making the playoffs. But now victories are needed, also against the big favorites for the title Barcelona. “The most important thing is that we keep up physically and get into our rhythm both offensively and defensively. If we can do that, we also have a chance against Barca,” believes Alba-Forward Oscar da Silva.


Hello and welcome to the EuroLeague on Tuesday night! Alba Berlin has table leaders FC Barcelona as guests in the Max-Schmeling-Halle at 8 p.m.!