Euroleague: Fenerbahce ends Real Madrid’s European streak in the agony of the last second | Euroleague 2023

Fenerbahce 100 Real Madrid 99

Updated Thursday, November 30, 2023 – 22:14

A basket by Madar in extremis, after an error by Campazzo, gives the Turks victory in extra time. The Argentine, author of 33 points, could not complete his work. First white defeat after 11 games.

Campazzo, between Dorsey and Wilbekin, in Istanbul.ERDEM SAHINEFEEuroliga Results and classification

It had to be on the extra time horn, in the most incredible way possible, with a loss from the one who until that moment was the hero and with an agonizing basket of Airport. This had to be how Real Madrid’s streak in the Euroleague was broken, an inertia that was not enough in Istanbul, to the ecstasy of a Fenerbahce that believed in itself when it seemed like the umpteenth white victim until a victory of those that change inertia. [100-99: Narracin y estadsticas]

The eleventh in a row did not arrive despite the 33 points of Campazzo, his record in Europe. Despite Madrid’s once again thunderous start that seemed to get everything back on track or win by up to 14 in the last act. Despite an end to the game with the ball in the hands of Deck, who stumbled inopportunely and everything went into overtime. There Fenerbahe lost it again after two actions of merit Poirier (94-98). But Hezonja missed his first free kick of the course in the Euroleague and Campazzo fell into the Turkish defensive trap, stealing Guduric and Madar completed an astonishing comeback.

It is the second defeat of the entire season for Madrid, the first in Europe, after 24 games. A balance that remains extraordinary, although also the wear and tear. It was suffered by a Madrid that undoubtedly paid the price in Istanbul (two days before it triumphed in Belgrade against Maccabi), that was not able to close the night this time and that died because of its errors after 45 minutes of a very tough battle.

But nothing predicted the first defeat. Because, in such competitive inertia, Madrid woke up full again, with a first quarter in which Campazzo, without error, had scored the same points as all of Fenerbahe (16). It was another knock on the table to set the record straight. If on Tuesday in Belgrade he did not need to extinguish the atmosphere of the deserted Pionir Hall, two days later in Istanbul he did silence the Ulker Sports Hall at times.

Madrid managed to lead by 13, surpassed by one Calathes that has long been far from being what it was. With the young Madar at the controls, a type at the antipodes of the Greek (electric, shooter…), the Fenerbahe carbureted in a different way. With a lot of harshness – between stops and controversy – he was cutting back and getting into the game, with Guduric from the perimeter and Motley in the painting doing damage. Almost on the brink of the local comeback (33-35), Deck and Campazzo returned to restore order before the break.

Deck’s mistake

But the team Itoudis He had discovered the correct rhythm to at least be able to stand up to Madrid. With no trace of Calathes -nor of the giant Papagianis– and a high level of aggressiveness, the Fenerbahe approached again while Tavares commit the third. But, like a small torture, every time he sensed the comeback another white claw appeared, now with Llull taking responsibility.

Deck, against Fenerbahce.ERDEM SAHINEFE

There are too many weapons in this Madrid with confidence through the roof. The next start seemed to frustrate the options of a Fenerbahce that had accumulated four defeats in a row in Europe. An incredible two plus one of Musa and a block by Poirier were like a jab on the chin of the Turkish resistance. But he kept pushing, now I know Calathes is back to being desperate. A triple from the Greek, another from Guduric and a final one from Wilbekin which equaled 87. Fall Deck (this time the final option was not Llull) and the duel, already red hot, went to overtime.

There Campazzo appeared again, scoring and connecting with Poirier. And everything seemed to be won by Madrid, which, however, got tangled in an unusual ending. “We couldn’t finish the job,” he admitted. Chus Mateo, which he lost for the first time with Itoudis. His team is still at the top of the Euroleague.

2023-11-30 21:02:50
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