Aurélien CANOT, Media365, published on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 9:11 p.m.
Beaten in their three previous outings, Monaco returned to success and ended their series of defeats on Tuesday night at home against Red Star Belgrade (70-62). The Monegasques take the opportunity to replace themselves in the middle of the table.
The public of the Principality gave wings to the Roca Team. On its floor in the Gaston-Médecin room, Monaco stopped Tuesday evening a series of three defeats in a row in the Euroleague with the score of 70-62 of another poorly classified the Red Star of Belgrade at the opening of the 6th daytime. Like their evening opponent, the Serbs, beaten during their last two outings, observed the movement on the Rock with the same objective of finding a smile. The Red Star understood from the outset that it would be very difficult to avoid a third consecutive setback after those recorded against Alba Berlin at home and at CSKA Moscow. Thanks to Danilo Andjusic (12 points, 2 assists) and Alpha Diallo (19 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists), two of the men of the evening, the winner of the last Eurocup indeed immediately set the tone. The awakening of Nate Wolters (18 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists) and his teammates allowed the Serbs to get closer to the scorecard. However, at the break, it is still the Monegasques who continue the race in the lead, with a lead of five points (41-36).
An Alpha Diallo for great evenings!
Unfortunately for Monaco, under the pressure of Wolters again him and his friend Kalinic (32 points between them), already very visible in the first half, the situation was reversed as soon as the resumption. And This time it was necessary for Donatias Motiejunas (14 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist) to sound the revolt in turn for the Roca Team to return to the front at the dawn of the last quarter (56-53), but only with a breath. Mike James, discreet Tuesday night (8 points to 3 of 11 on shots, 4 assists) is then out of his box, certainly already but enough to show the way to his people, especially that the man of the evening Alpha Diallo, top scorer of this meeting, took over once again to prevent the Red Star this time from reviving. Beaten in his last two games to be ashamed of the defeat without, Monaco had on the other hand suffered a worrying defeat, four days earlier on the ground of the Spaniards of Baskonia. A disappointment that the beautiful victory of Tuesday evening against the Serbs made us forget. It also allows Zvezdan Mitrovic and his men to return to a balanced record (3 wins, 3 losses) before challenging the great CSKA Moscow on Friday. This 6th day of Euroleague could not have started better.
Monegasque markers : Diallo (19 points), Motiejunas (14), Andjusic (12), Hall (9, James (8), Ouattara (3), Westermann (3), Lee (2)
BASKET – EUROLIGUE (H) / 6TH DAY
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Monaco – Red Star of Belgrade: 70-62
Fenerbahçe – Barcelona : 74-76
Olympiacos – Alba Berlin: 87 -83
Maccabi Tel Aviv – Zalgiris Kaunas: 76-62
Bayern Munich – Milan: 83-77
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Unics Kazan – Basconie
Zenit Saint Petersburg – Real Madrid
ASVEL – CSKA Moscow
Panathinaikos – Anadolu Efes