Basketball-Bundesliga: Alba prior to the championship

Only half? In the small world of German basketball, hardly anyone may believe that after the 88:65 victory of Alba Berlin MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg in the first of

Basketball-Bundesliga: Alba prior to the championship

Only half? In the small world of German basketball, hardly anyone may believe that after the 88:65 victory of Alba Berlin MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg in the first of the two finals, the championship is not decided yet. With 23 points ahead of the Berlin into the return game this Sunday (15.00 in Magenta Sport and Sport1).

Michael Reinsch

a correspondent for sports in Berlin.

F. A. Z.

It would be a miracle, they added winning the Cup in February not to Double. "This is half," insists, nevertheless, coach Aito Reneses, "the victory means nothing." And Manager Marco Baldi, who won with Alba already eight Championships – warns last updated twelve years ago – that if there is a Team that could catch up to such a residue, this is the squad of coach John Patrick.

Already five times Alba at the championship tournament of Munich, Audi has won the Dome without a public house: in the group stage against Vechta (plus 39), in the first quarter-final game against Göttingen (plus 25) and in two semi-finals against Oldenburg (plus-29 and plus-22). In the second game against Göttingen, however, Berlin's playful 27-point lead in the sense of Superiority 24. A negligence, the coaches and players annoyed.

Also against Ludwigsburg Alba brought the thirty-point lead to the finish, which was won by the Team towards the end of the third quarter (67:37). "Against Göttingen and Oldenburg, I didn't say: Oh, now we have to be careful," warned Baldi: "But against Ludwigsburg! You come in in the heads, you can very quickly lose control of the game.“

Updated Date: 27 June 2020, 09:19

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