The Real Madrid and the Retabet Bilbao Basket they face this Thursday (9.30 pm) in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey which is disputed in Malaga in which theoretically it is the most unequal match of the first copera tie. Those of Pablo Laso, current runners-up, are clear favorites but the Cup always holds some surprise and the Madrid players will not forget that in the Endesa League the Bilbao already won (82-81).
The team of Álex Mumbrú They are the revelation of the championship and will go to the Cup without any pressure. The Basque team returned this summer to the Endesa League and without great names in its squad has managed to be respected with a good basketball. French eave Axel bouteille is being your referents with an average of 17.8 points per game, the fifth best scorer in the League. More than one major is already after his services for next season.
Bilbao already won (82-81) to Real Madrid in the Endesa League this season
The Real Madrid It can’t fail in its cupper premiere. He arrives at the Cup injured in his pride after the way he missed last season against Barça and showing some irregularity in the Endesa League in recent days, which has led him to give up the leadership of the competition in favor of Barça.
Pablo Laso gave rest to his starting base, Facundo Campazzo, on the last league day thinking that he must be a player who marks the differences in Malaga. With Sergio Llull far from his best form, the Argentine must arrive fresh to an appointment where he will be required a lot since Nico Laprovittola does not approach the base that marveled last year in the Cup with the Joventut de Badalona.
The quarterfinal match between Real Madrid and Retabet Bilbao Basket can be seen on television at Movistar #Vamos and online in La Vanguardia website, which one hour before the start of the game will launch its live with the last hour of both teams.