By gala to the match ball: The basketball players of FC Bayern Munich can continue to dream of the historical entry into the final four of the Euroleague. The team of coach Andrea Trinchieri defeated the title favorite FC Barcelona with 59:52 (36:25) in the fourth quarter-final game thanks to a strong performance and equalized the best-of-five series for 2-2.
The decision -making game in the fight for the final tournament in Belgrade (May 19 to 21) will take place on Tuesday evening (9:00 p.m.) in Barcelona.
A German team has never been in the final tournament. In the previous year, the Bavarians were the first German team to reach the European premier class playoffs. At the time, in the quarter -finals against Armani Milan after five games.
It is a surprise that the Munich team will take again after the semi-final ticket this year. After FC Bayern had balanced the series with a win in the second game (90:75), Barca Spiel brought three seriously home (66:75). Before the game on Friday evening, Trinchieri believed in the Audi dome further: “We are still in the series,” the coach said.
FC Bayern plays big
And Bayern played big. Driven by the best FCB thrower Nick Weiler-Babb (12 points), the hosts earned a two-digit lead early on.
The Catalans had huge problems, especially on the offensive, in the third quarter the start team just got nine points. The frustration was unmistakable, the Bavaria brought the success in the episode easily and cool over time.