Spar Girona should have played a momentous Euroleague match against Dinamo Kursk in Fontajau this Wednesday. The two teams were tied with six wins and four defeats, and by the eleventh round, one more victory could almost be the equivalent of a ticket to the quarterfinals. But with the Covid-19 pandemic raging, there was no party. Four cases had been detected in the locker room of the Uni and the appointment was postponed, as had been done with the match against Araski last weekend. The visit of the Russian team, however, has a new date: it will be next Saturday, January 29 at 5 pm, a fact that will force the Girona club to postpone the Women’s League match against Campus Promete scheduled for the following Sunday .
Little by little, the Sparrow regains its routine. The last match played by Alfred Julbe’s team was on January 4, at home, against Ensino Lugo. That day, with two positives detected, Iho López and Labuckiene were already missing, and shortly afterwards two more players were added to the list. With four cases, the suspension of the matches with Araski and Dinamo came and the locker room was in quarantine. On Wednesday, the team gradually began to recover its sporting activity, and yesterday it also continued to prepare for the return match, on Sunday afternoon, in Valencia (4pm). Not all players are there yet, waiting for those who suffered from the virus to overcome it.
With the setback caused by the pandemic, the schedule is even more compressed for the Girona team. The start will be on Sunday in Valencia and, from there, a non-stop. Next Wednesday he will play on the Galatasaray court (6pm), and on Saturday 22nd he will travel to Bembibre (6.15pm). There will also be a double match next week, a double Euroleague ration, with Landes and Kurks at home on Wednesday 26th (8.15pm) and Saturday 29th (5pm). On Tuesday, February 1, the Spar will put an end to the group stage of the top continental competition on the Arka Gdynia track. With a 6/4 record, one or two more wins should be enough to reach the quarterfinals again.
At the moment the matches that have not yet been rescheduled are those of the Women’s League. The visit of the Araski to Fontajau is pending, and we will also have to look for a date for the Promete Campus, scheduled for the same weekend where FIBA has relocated the duel with Kursk.