Bayern Munich’s basketball players missed another surprise against the Euroleague title favorite FC Barcelona and stand with their backs to the wall.
The team of coach Andrea Trinchieri lost the third quarter -final game in his own hall with 66:75 (31:49) on Wednesday and is now 1: 2 in the “Best of Five” series. On Friday (8:45 p.m./MagentaEuroleague) Barca in game four in Munich has his first match ball.
The winner of the duel moves into the final Four in Belgrade (May 19 to 21) and meets Real Madrid in the semi -finals. 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.
FC Bayern asleep the start
In the selling out Audi Dome, Barcelona started two wildly after the surprising 75:90 home bankruptcy in game and was already 18: 5 after almost five minutes. With the support of the fans, the Bavarians fought their way into play over a better defensive, at Barca the litters no longer fell as a matter of course.
But the concentrated guests around the well -laid out Nikola Mirotic (25 points) brought their greater individual quality to the floor with the exception of the third quarter (18:10 for Bavaria). With Bayern, who had their top scorer in Vladimir Lucic (17), it was particularly difficult with the three -year quota of almost 17 percent.
“You have to show a top top top top performance with a lot of concentration and commitment that we have a chance,” Euroleagues director Marko Pesic said before the first home game against Barcelona. The fact that this did not happen was also convincing opponents this time.