Alba Berlin has also lost the third measuring forces with long-time rivals FC Bayern Munich this season. On Friday evening, the Berliners lost 56:62 (24:26) in the basketball Euroleague after a hard fight in Munich. Alba lost all of his five competitive games after the Corona compulsory break and remains in the premier class after the 15th bankruptcy in the 21st game in the table basement. The best Berlin throwers were Jaleen Smith and Maodo Lo with 13 points each.
Coach Israel Gonzalez was once again without top scorer Marcus Eriksson due to a foot injury. Although it was Alba’s fifth game in just eleven days, the guests got into the game well and were initially 8:4 in the lead. But the German champions then found it very difficult to attack against a strong Bayern defense.
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Alba allowed themselves too many ball losses and the hosts took back the lead. But the Berliners stayed on because they also defended very well. Both teams were wearing themselves out a little and there were few goals to be seen. So the second quarter just ended 10:8.
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After the change of sides, the guests then came out of the cabin offensively as if transformed. With a 17:3 run, they were even able to pull away by a double figure (41:29). But Bayern recovered defensively and took the lead back. In addition, Alba had bad luck with some degrees. However, it remained tight for a long time. The decision comes 41.3 seconds from the end as Vladimir Lucic to 59:52 traffic. The Berliners could no longer counter that. (dpa)