Euroleague Basketball, Milan gives way to Madrid
Euroleague Basketball, Milan gives way to Madrid. Great match for Ettore Messina’s men who lost 91-87 to the team coached by Jesus Mateo. An important test for the Milan team, who have shown that they can play against the second-placed team. The red-white group grows in personality and belief in their own resources. Shame for the injuries to Kevin Pangos and Shavon Shields and for Shabazz Napier’s late arrival which hampered the European season. On the return flight, the technical staff can write down the many positive things on the Spanish floor. Like Stefano Tonut’s constant growth and the captain’s remarkable game Nicolo Melli under the planks (too bad for the physical issue that knocked him out in the last 3′ of the game). The guard axis consisting of Shabazz Napier and Billy Baron also did well. On the other hand, a great party by Dzanan Musa and Mario Hezonja.
Euroleague Basketball, Milan give way to Madrid: Ettore Messina’s words after the game
This is how coach Ettore Messina commented on the game lost in the sprint against Madrid: “Congratulations to Real Madrid on the win. An even match decided by small details. We played well, but to win here you need a great game. But there were small mistakes that were crucial: some mistakes in shooting, one in communication in defense that gave Tavares an easy basket. We’re improving and the most important thing is to play at the highest level, like we’ve done in the last seven games, and then we’ll see where we end up. Trying to play better in every game and trying to win the championship, which is clearly the main goal remaining now“.
On the European situation: “We had a lot of problems in the first part of the season, now we’re growing. We don’t have to fool ourselves or the fans because it would take them all to have any hope of making the playoffs. It’s important to have a good game again. We have an important game in the league on Sunday. We hope to see Shields and Hall again soon, I think the team has excellent opportunities to continue to grow. These players have the winning mentality, I don’t have to teach them that. Today we played in Madrid in front of Mr. Armani and President Dell’Orco. And that’s an important thing“.
Euroleague basketball, Milan give way to Madrid: the game’s top scorers
Below is the summary of the game played by Red shoes in Madrid:
Real Madrid – EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 91-87
(24-23, 18-17, 25-26, 24-21).
(24-23, 42-40, 67-66, 91-87).
real Madrid: Causeuer 6, Fernandez, Abalde, Hanga 3, Hezonja 12, Rodriguez 2 (7th place), Deck 6, Poirer 6, Cornelie ne, Tavares 17 (8 Reb), Yabusele 12, Musa 27. Coach Mateo.
Olympia Milan: Davies 10, Thomas ne, Luwawu-Cabarrot 2, Pangos 9, Tonut 14 (5 vines), Melli 16 (7 vines), Baron 14, Napier 17 (8 branch), Ricci, Alviti ne, Hines 2, Voigtmann 3. Coach messina