A last effort to stop with good dynamics

María Araújo, in action last Tuesday against Sopron in Fontajau. | MARC MARTÍ

And finally, the calendar presents a small break. He bravely took on Spar Girona, who since the first week of October, a month and a half ago, have played seven league games, two in the Spanish Super Cup and four in the Euroleague. A barbarity. He will add one more this evening (20 hours) before a more than necessary parenthesis. A window opens for international commitments and Uni will appreciate it, with its players well loaded with minutes and physically demanding. The last chapter, before this parenthesis, is presented as a kind of “trap”. Laura Antoja, Bernat Canut’s right hand, doesn’t trust him, nor do his players. “These kinds of matches are always important and at the same time dangerous. The feelings with which you leave must be taken into account and the ideal is to leave having worked and performed well, doing the job. There are players who want to go with the national team and others who want to rest. It’s a mixture of situations and emotions.” All of this, therefore, must be known to lead to a new victory. The sixth in seven games, if it happens.

Fontajau is still rubbing his eyes after experiencing a magical night last Tuesday. Victory against Sopron, a continental giant (63-60), despite casualties. Now is the time to turn the page, change your chip and focus your efforts on receiving Movistar Estudiantes. “We have just won the European championship and if we think that the next opponent will not have the same level as Sopron, we will be wrong. We must take it into account.” Antoja knows what she’s talking about. Because Estudiantes “is a complicated team year after year” that also “plays basketball well”, with a “high” pace and being “cheeky and aggressive towards the ring”. The Argentinian Melisa Gretter, one of their most outstanding players, is a doubt because she is suffering from physical problems. For her part, pivot Nadia Fingall is once again one of the main threats. “She is very complete, with strength and a good shot from medium and long distance.” Added to them is the “talent” of Laura Méndez and a good collective game.

Drammeh is ruled out and will not reappear until the competition returns, while Cornelius, who did not play on Tuesday either, is progressing favorably although he will be a doubt until the last minute.



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