ASVEL-Barça: Barça Prepares for Playoff Quarterfinals After Regular Season Finale

He ASVEL-Barça from this Friday in France It will have no significance in the classification and the Blaugrana will finish in fourth place at the end of the regular phase. Monaco y Panathinaikos They won their games this Thursday and that means that Barça is behind them. Those of grimace They will face the winner of the match they play today in the quarter-final playoff, with home field advantage. Piraeus he Olympiakos and the Fenerbahce.

The Greeks are currently fifth and the Turks sixth, separated by one victory. As in the first round Fenerbahce He won by two points, his victory would lead to a tie on balance but those particular duels won would give Jasikevicius’ team fourth place. Yeah Olympiakos wins, he stays with her.

The quarterfinal playoff will be played, as every year, in the best of five games.

The match of Piraeus will start at 8:15 p.m. and the Lyon at 9:00 p.m. so at break it could be that those of grimace They already knew who their rival was at the intersection.

Trying to abstract themselves from these speculations, the Blaugrana prepared yesterday for the duel against ASVEL to try to maintain the positive dynamics of the last matches and close the regular phase with a victory.

“The match is normal, we will approach it as we have proposed in the previous thirty-three and we will go for everything,” said Barça coach Roger grimace. “We cannot allow ourselves to lower (the level) or any relaxation, whether there is a position to move or not,” he stated from the Palau Blaugrana court.

The Barça coach predicted “a very tough and competitive match” against the ASVEL, of which he warned that “in the last games he has played at home he has always entered with an advantage in the last quarter.” He ASVELpenultimate classified in the regular phase, has not played anything for a few weeks now at the end of the campaign.

“They are a very physical team, of the last seven games they have won four,” he recalled. grimace. “It will be complicated, it cannot be any other way away from home. They also have a new pavilion, the atmosphere is sure to be very cool. A match in which we have to do things very well to win,” he added.

To complicate it, the Barça will play without Willy Hernangómez who did not travel with the rest of the team due to some discomfort suffered in his right knee in training this Thursday. It seemed that the problem was not going to affect to such an extent but finally it was decided that the player would stay in Barcelona in anticipation of greater problems.

Asked about the rival’s preferences, the Lithuanian point guard of the Barça Hands Jacobite He avoided positioning himself yesterday although there was already talk of Olympiacos or Fenerbahçe as a possible alternative. “You can’t predict it, so you have to focus on your match. They are both very good teams and have very good coaches. It will be a battle against both. It is very dangerous to love an opponent, you have to be humble and wait,” he stated. Jokubaitis, however, sees it as “a little strange” that all the matches of the last day, with things at stake, are not played at the same time, which would avoid speculation.

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