Bayern Munich’s basketball players have surprisingly recovered in the PLAY-OFF quarterfinals of the Euroleague at the FC Barcelona and balance the best-of-five series. The team of coach Andrea Trinchieri won on Thursday in the second of five possible games in the top favorite with 90:75 (48:35) and showed himself after the start-up defeat in strong form. With two wins in the home games on Wednesday (20.30 / magenta sport) and two days later, the Bundesliga club would move into the final Four in Belgrade as the first German club.
As in the first meeting, the Munich came much better into the game. At 23:18, the guests were in front of ten minutes. The Bayern left different from the 67:77 in Game One the main round first does not come into play. After almost two and a half minutes in the second pass, it stood thanks to a meeting-safe Deshaun Thomas (16 points until the break) 35:20. At the break, the Trinchieri team led without the Darrun Hilliard with 13 meters injured at the clavicle.
Fruit counters Mirotic – Away Premiere of Bayern
Barcelona came significantly more pressure from the cabin. Powered by the former NBA Professional Nikola Mirotic, the hosts shortened after 25 minutes to 47:53. The tight advantage kept the Bavaria until shortly before the end of the third quarter. Then National Andreas Fruit transformed two distant powers to 67:56 within 20 seconds.
The team of the Lithuanian coach Sarunas Jasikevicius did not recover anymore in the final passage. Bavaria defended smart and came to score in the offensive again and again. Convincing at the dealers who were able to win a play-off away game for the first time was Thomas with 25 points as well as fruit with 15 meters.
Trinchieri remains earthed
Trinchieri did not want to expire in euphoria despite the success. “I know how the situation represents. I am very earthed and on the ground of the facts. Barça knows how to go through it,” said the Italian.