Endesa League | Real Madrid

The Real Madrid came out with a clear goal from the start, the defense. The victory was obviously important, but it was almost even more important to improve defensively, one of the team’s weak spots in recent weeks.

Mateo’s players applied themselves to the task and al Fuenlabrada her legs began to shake while the scoreboard shot up for the locals with a Gabriel Deck in a state of grace.

The 11-4 in minute 5 was the starting signal for the advantage to start growing until 26-12 with which the first quarter ended.

With the aggressive defense, the attack flowed faster, the team was able to run and the points fell without too many complications, with triples from Sergio Llull or Dzanan Musa, with Walter ‘Edy’ Tavares mastering the hoops and all involved.

Fuenlabrada, which with all due respect and admiration for the team from the south of Madrid, does not have a Euroleague level and suffered the consequences. Jovan Novak tried to move the team and Bassalan Bagayoko had a flash, but not enough to even get close on the scoreboard.

With the rotations Madrid did not lower the defensive level and the advantages continued to grow until 52-30 with which the break was reached, with a special role for Petr Cornelie and Llull who ran the counterattacks as before his injury.

In the last minutes of the second period, Madrid set up an area with special monitoring of the ball that will not be the last time it is seen.

Madrid’s defensive energy did not wane after passing through the changing rooms and Musa suffered the consequences of spending more time on the bench due to his lack of concentration.

The fans appreciated this level of commitment and involvement from the team, which translated into a livelier, faster and more effective game.

Novak and Lasan Kromah tried to pull Fuenla, who aimed to waste energy on defense and to mount different zone defenses, with which they reduced differences, 60-50 (min, 37.15). The third quarter ended with 65-52 and partial 13-22 for the visitors.

In the last period, Vincent Poirier vindicated himself after some games well below his level. The final result was 91-69, with Madrid flowing in attack from defense.


91 – Real Madrid (26+26+13+26): Hezonja (2), Deck (14), Tavares (6), Llull (16) and Musa (13)-starting five-, Abalde (5), Gonzalez (2), Hanga (0), Rodriguez (5), Poirier (14), Cornelius (11) and Ndiaye (3).

69 – Carplus Fuenlabrada (12+18+22+17): Senglin (1), Fernandez (5), Kromah (10), Novak (10) and Okouo (8) – starting five – Garcia (0), Macoha (0), Hannah (7), Ristic (8), Eyenga (6), Beiran (3) and Bagayoko (11).

Referees: Juan Carlos García, Arnau Padrós and Raúl Zamorano. no deleted

Incidences: Match corresponding to the sixth day of the Endesa League played at the Palacio de Deportes (WiZink Center) in Madrid before 6,807 spectators.



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