Alba and Bayern Munich lose in the EuroLeague


The small successful streak of basketball players from Bayern Munich in the EuroLeague broke despite a great final quarter, Master Alba Berlin suffered the fourth defeat in a row.

The Bayern team of coach Andrea Trinchieri had to admit defeat to the French by ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne 79:87 (35:44). Munich missed the chance to move past Real Madrid to fourth place.

In the table, Bayern, who last failed in the Bundesliga with promoted Chemnitz, continue to occupy fifth place with 15:10 wins, tied with Fenerbahce Istanbul. The Turkish top club had previously retaliated against Alba for the 63:89 bankruptcy in the first leg and inflicted the next defeat on the Berliners with a 89:84 (45:42). It was the tenth success in a row for the home side.

Lyon pulled away at the end of the second quarter and at the beginning of the third section, the Munich team repeatedly had problems with the strong physique of the French. Two minutes before the end, Bayern made it exciting again with a great sprint to 77:77, but Lyon countered immediately and brought the success to the finish. Wade Baldwin (19) and Vladimir Lucic (18) were the best Munich throwers.

The Berliners, who last lost in the Bundesliga after eleven wins in Bamberg, gave Fenerbahce a big fight with returnees Peyton Silva and kept up in the open game for a long time. In the closing stages, Istanbul kept its nerve and brought the narrow lead over time.

The best thrower at Alba was the Swede Marcus Eriksson with 19 points, Ben Lammers contributed 16 points. Maodo Lo and Simone Fontecchio each got 14 points. Istanbul’s Nando de Colo (26) was the best shooter of the game.


Fenerbahce Istanbul – Alba Berlin 89:84 (45:42) – Best throwers: De Colo (26), Pierre (17), Guduric (12), Vesely (12) for Istanbul – Eriksson (19), Lammers (16), Lo (14), Fontecchio (14), Thiemann (10) for Berlin. – Spectators: none

ASVEL Lyon-Villerubanne – Bayern Munich 87:79 (44:35) – Best throwers: Lighty (19), Fall (15), Diot (12), Cole (12), Howard (10) for Lyon – Baldwin (19) , Lucic (18), Reynolds (12), Seeley (11) for Munich. – Spectators: none


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