In Barcelona, ​​Nando De Colo offers a prestigious victory to ASVEL!

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ASVEL, who had been in trouble for the past few weeks, pulled off a big performance by winning 75-74 in Barcelona this Friday night, thanks to a Nando De Colo basket 1.3 seconds from the end.

On a basket from Nando De Colo 1.3 seconds from the end, ASVEL won 75 against 74 at FC Barcelona this Friday evening for the 12th day of the EuroLeague. It is a prestigious success for TJ Parker’s group, emerging from the water after 8 defeats from the previous 9 encounters.

Youssoupha Fall imperial in the racket

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Youssoupha Fall was huge in ASVEL’s victory over Barcelona (Photo: EuroLeague)

Got into the game very well (15-21, 10′) thanks to a Youssoupha falls impressive on the rebound (10 shots in the first quarter alone, 14 points on 5/11 on shots and 18 rebounds in 28 minutes in the end), the visitors then conceded 31 points in the second period to lead 46 to 40 to be at the break. But as Sarunas Jasikevicius feared before the game, the Catalans encountered a fierce defense from the Rhône afterwards. They only scored 28 points in the second half, 12 of them in the closing period. And if Nicolás Laprovíttola found a way into the basket to give Barcelona the lead with 24 seconds left, nando de colo (19 points on 6/14, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 6 fouls for 20 evaluations in 28 minutes), author of his best game of the European season this Friday, caused the switch defensive to pay Nikola Mirotic. Behind that, the locals, with a lead of no less than 12 points (52-40, 21′), had no time to shoot and lost a second game in a row after their setback last Sunday in Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle.

Paid defense changes

“Coming here to win is great.TJ Parker responded matter-of-factly at the microphone of Grow after the meeting. The Villeurbannais coach prepared his team perfectly, alternating the defenses (and especially the zone) that confused the Catalans. Frankly, we have character in the second half. “A character also noticed by one of the heroes of the encounter, Youssoupha Fall, with De Colo of course but also Parker Jackson-Cartwright (10 points at 4/7, 2 rebounds and 4 fouls for 9 evaluation in 20 minutes). “I think we deserve it. In the end we lost a lot of games. We gave everything, without pressure. We were united. The result is there, we are all happy. We need it. We work hard for that. The results reflect not the work behind it. It will eventually turn.”

Thoughts were already on Paris

After Monaco’s victory against Real Madrid this Thursday, the other team in the French championship, ASVEL, also won against FC Barcelona. It is therefore a very good week for French basketball. ” We have won three times against Spanish teams (this season)”, the three-time champion coach of France recalls, referring to previous successes against Valencia and Baskonia. He now hopes this success will evoke others, starting with Paris’ reception this Sunday at the Astroballe. “We have to tie the games together. We used up a lot of energy tonight. We will face a very aggressive Paris team in attack, so it will be interesting.”


December 9, 2022 at 10:27 am

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