Alba Berlin has suffered the second defeat in a row in the basketball Euroleague. On Tuesday evening, the Berliners at second Real Madrid with 64:87 (26:43).
Overall, it was even the third competitive game bankruptcy in a row. In the premier class it was for Alba a total of the tenth defeat in the 15th game and thus they remain around the bottom third of the table. The best throwers from Berlin were Johannes Thiemann with eleven and Louis Olinde with ten points.
Coach Israel Gonzalez had to do without the injured duo Christ Koumadje and Luke Sikma again. The Berliners started well with the high favorites and kept up well in the first quarter. Thanks to good defensive work, they won a few balls and were even 11: 8 ahead in the middle of the first quarter. However, the German champion already left too many throws.
But in the second section the Spanish top team showed and was able to break away a little briefly. Especially from the middle distance, Alba found it very difficult to create good throwing positions. Overall, the Berliners were able to land in the two-point throws in the entire first half.
That doesn’t change even after changing sides. Overall, the Berliners looked tired in their third competitive game within just five days. After a good 24 minutes, the last one was 20 points (36:56).
But Alba did not give up and fought his way back to eleven points. In the final phase, however, Real made things clear again.