Barça extends its good streak with a triumph of character in Tenerife

There are victories that are worth much more than two points. They are a demonstration of character, of mental strength. A full-fledged declaration of intent. That’s what he got Barça this sunday in Tenerife. A valuable victory at Santiago Martin, knowing how to suffer and overcome adversity, to complete a very demanding week (Partizan Belgrade, Alba Berlin, Lenovo), solved with a very high mark for the team of Jasikevicius, that seems to have finally fit a large part of his pieces and now transmits excellent sensations.

Beyond the streak (eight between the League and Euroleague) after the hard-fought victory in Tenerifewhere only he had won Madridwhat guarantees the good moment of the Barcelona fans is the name of some of the rivals that he has been leaving on the road in recent days: Partizan, Joventut, Unicaja…, all teams in a good dynamic.

Sanli (18 points) and Vesely (15) stood out in the victory of the Barça in a match that hardened and ended up becoming a physical and mental battle. The Barça team entered the last five minutes with six points against (70-64), in a very favorable dynamic for the Tenerife team. But two consecutive triples of Mirotic y Laprovittola they gave an unexpected turn to the game and added more tension to the outcome, than the Barça came out victor.

“Winning a difficult match like this is the host. We cannot complain about the boys in the last two or three months, we are getting better and we are improving a lot in these games in which you have to know how to suffer”, Jasikevicius summed up.

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The Barça team exploded, from the outset the good moment of its two interiors, both Sanli como Veselyto mark differences in the first half in his pairing with Shermadini, one of the pillars of the Vidorreta team. He took care of the ball, defended well, and found a recovery Chicken to add in attack and that allowed him to accumulate advantages of up to 12 points, to go to the break with a clear advantage (32-42).

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He Tenerife he prevented the game from breaking up by successfully loading the offensive rebound and at the restart he managed to re-engage in the match, raising his intensity and redoubling his effort on defense. Marcelinho Huertas woke up at an offensive level and also found the canary team the additional contribution of Fran Guerra, especially plugged into the area. The change of scenery disconcerted the Barça, who conceded a hard 24-15 partial that returned equality to the match (56-57).

It seemed that the team Vidorretamuch fresher, was going to prevail thanks to the magic of Marcelinho, the contribution of Shermadini or the physical deployment of players as Fitipaldo or the exazulgrana Bolmaro. But in moments of maximum tension, the Barça He knew how to play with more head, find the points de Sanli y Mirotic and seal his zone in defense to close a victory that brings him even closer to the solvent and competitive image he was chasing.


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