Status: 11/17/2022 10:48 p.m

    Alba Berlin had to accept a clear defeat against Real Madrid in the basketball Euroleague with 72:90 (37:53). The best thrower on the side of Berlin was Gabriele Procida with 13 points. Against the Spanish top team, the weakened Berliners were too careless on the defensive, especially at the beginning, so that the Spaniards, with their numerous star players, were enough for an average performance to win a victory that was never in jeopardy.

    Bayern's Corey Walden goes to the basket while Alba's Johannes Thiemann and Jaleen Smith can only watch (imago images / Contrast)

    Alba Berlin loses German Euroleague duel against Munich

    In the German duel in the Euroleague, Alba Berlin narrowly lost to Bayern Munich. At the end of a spectacular final phase, the last attack of the game sealed the defeat in Berlin.more

    Sikma is temporarily unable to stop Poirier

    Alba had to be without Luke Sikma for a short time, who was out due to a capsule injury in his ankle. Marcus Eriksson, Jonas Mattisseck and Louis Olinde, who has been in such good form lately, were also missing. The albatrosses completely slept through the beginning of the game, Madrid scored many easy points due to sloppy defensive work by the guests, so that the hosts were already 8:20 in the middle of the first quarter. Berlin’s coach Israel Gonzalez brought fresh players into the game with the recovered Lo and Procida, who brought Alba up to 20:26 shortly before the quarter break.

    In the second quarter, Madrid regained control with easy fast breaks and dominant rebounding as Alba’s shot rate deteriorated. A lot of things went much too easy in this phase in favor of the Spaniards, who had the outstanding player on the floor with the French center Vincent Poirier (19 points), who Alba could hardly get a grip on. At half-time, the Madrilenians were leading 37:53 against Berliners, who were already clearly inferior.

    Almost a training game from the third quarter

    This balance of power remained unchanged in the sequel. In the middle of the third quarter, the Berliners finally surrendered to their fate, in a game that from this point on was almost disembodied and played with very few fouls. It was almost like a training game.

    In the end there was a clear and deserved 72:90 away defeat for visibly weak albatrosses, which slipped deeper into the lower half of the table in the Euroleague.

    Broadcast: rbb24|Inforadio, November 17, 2022, 10:45 p.m

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