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Real Madrid wins against Olympiacos in a two-sided match

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The white team dominates the first half and resists the Greek push in the second

Real Madrid achieved an important 90-85 victory against a combative Greek Olympiacos, who did not give up when they were on the brink of the abyss and put Chus Mateo’s team in trouble in the last quarter to return to the path of victory after the previous tough defeat in the top European competition against Monaco.

The two finalists of the last edition of the Euroleague, decided with a now historic basket by Sergio Llull, faced each other for the second time since then after the white team won away on matchday 12. It was more difficult for them to win that match than this.

Real Madrid sweeps the first half with a fluid and effective game

In the first part everything shone pristine white. The losses in the interior game of Nikola Milutinov and Moustapha Fall forced the visitors to try to generate from the outside, but their 1 of 7 in triples and the difficulties in hunting down rebounds in attack during the first quarter, none of them for Real Madrid’s twelve defenders , were statistics with the appearance of a slab in the tomb.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid, which also did not have its leader in the paint due to Walter Tavares’ injury, was fluid when it came to looking at the basket. So much so that he only missed two two-point shots in eight attempts and one triple in six. All that, and the 8-0 in assists, explains the 30-13 at the end of the ten minutes of the start.

Still, the host had not planned to stop there. You can’t always humiliate an entire Olympiacos and opportunities must be taken advantage of. Although he only scored five points in the first four minutes of the second act, all of them from Mario Hezonja, his voracity in defensive rebounding, 20 captured in 20 minutes, helped him to have the lead at halftime reach 22 points .

In the other hoop only Luke Sikma, with 10 of his team’s 17 during that stretch, saved the honor.

Olympiacos reacts in the second half with a festival of triples

Given the panorama, a resurrection of those in red and white seemed to be ruled out. But you can never consider a team of its prestige buried. The three-pointers that eluded them before began to come in and thanks to that they signed a 2-12 run in which the only offensive contribution from the Madrid team was a beautiful ‘alley oop’ by Facundo Campazzo with Vincent Poirier (64-51, min .28).

Chus Mateo’s team managed to stay at that distance to face the decisive ten minutes with it in their backpack. But a 0-6 staging by Olympiacos brought them within seven. It was the home team’s turn to fight again for a victory that they took for granted minutes ago, a complicated task of mentalization against a rising rival that smelled blood.

Real Madrid endures the pull with Hezonja and Musa as protagonists

‘Super Mario’ Hezonja came to the rescue with nine points in a row, two of them flying to sink an ‘alley oop’, which put out the fire and placed Real Madrid with a fourteen lead. It was a bit temporary because the answer was 2-12, with a pair of triples from Kostas Papanikolau, which left Olympiacos within four.

At that moment Dzanan Musa took over as savior from his ‘brother’ Hezonja and left four points that gave air and reasonable distance to the locals to survive the last attempts of the opponent and end up closing a great evening with the solvency of Campazzo.


90 – Real Madrid (30+22+16+22): Campazzo (12), Deck (14), Musa (20), Abalde (8), Poirier (7), Hezonja (16), Fernandez (5), Causeur (3), Rodriguez (2), Ndiaye (3).

85 – Olympiacos (13+17+25+30): Canaan (6), Walkup (7), Brazdeikis (4), Peters (12), Petrusev (4), -quinteto inicial-, McKissic (9), Sikma ( 10), Larentzakis (2), Papanikolau (25) and Mitrou-Long (6).

Referees: Ilija Belosevic (Serbia), Carmelo Paternico (Italy) and Saulius Racys (Lithuania).

Incidents: Matchday 23 of the Euroleague played at the WiZink Center.

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