ANDl Real Madrid emerged unscathed from the clutches of a Urbas Fuenlabrada enormous that had him at his mercy from the second quarter with a capital defensive intensity. Fuenlabreños came to win by eight points (65-57, min 29), led by Emegano (27) and Ristic (25), but the whites matched the intensity of their neighbors in the last act (16-24) and took command after two triples of Llull and several rush of Causeur (14) and Poirier (11). Emegano equalized the game with a 3-point shot 18 seconds from the end, but Heurtel, on the horn, certified the agonizing madridista triumph (85-88).


The Fuenlabrada, cowardly in the first actor, he got his DNA back in the rest of the game by gritting his teeth back until strangle all Madrid’s offensive talent, that in the second quarter a partial of 23-7 with Ristic, a 2.14 m pivot, taking out of the zone Tavares first already Poirier then to drill the white ring from the triple (5/6). Serbian and Emegano They put the counterpoint in attack to the extraordinary defense of their team, which made those of Laso until the last second.

A white glove first quarter

The first quarter was white glove. Fuenlabrada, timorous in attack and very permissive in defense, put red carpet to the devastating attack of Madrid. Yabusele (8), Causeur (8), Abalde (7) and Tavares (6 + 5) put Laso’s men into orbit (10-25, min 6), almost unopposed in attack (6/6 t2 and 5/10 t3). The trend changed with the entry into the court of Ristic (2.14 m), who took Tavares out of the area and propelled the Fuenlabreños with 10 points to stop the bleeding (20-34, min 10).


The Fuenlabrada needed more intensity to compete with his portentous neighbor, and achieved it in a great second quarter in which Novak, Emegano and Ristic (After a wound that Tavares produced with a fortuitous elbow was sutured) they took control of the party. Laso’s rotations (Poirier, Llull and Núñez) did not work and Fuenlabrada, with a superlative defense that allowed him to run the counterattack, he managed a partial 23-7 (43-21), with Ristic (18 points with 3/4 s2 and 4/4 s3) and Emegano (14) wreckers. Heurtel He returned to court and with two triples he stopped the revolution (49-47, min 20).

Ristic scores his fifth triple without failure

Madrid needed to match the intensity of its rival, but in the third quarter it did not either. Ristic scored his fifth unsuccessful 3-pointer, and Samar, Alexander and Novak seconded him to establish the Fuenlabrada’s maximum advantage (65-57, min 29), which could have been greater than not showing up Causeur. Then they joined Abalde, Poirier and Tavares to suture the gap something (69-64, min 30).


The defensive strength of the Fuenlabreños continued to prevail until at the beginning of the last quarter the whites finally managed to match it, drying up the attack of his rival, who saw how Causeur, Yabusele and Abalde they returned command to their own (69-70, min 22). Tavares (6 + 5) was disqualified after receiving his second technique and the Fuenlabrada he got up again (72-70). Then appeared Llull to relaunch the Whites with two triples (72-76, min 34). Ristic, huge, equalized the game (76-76, min 36).

One last minute to triple hit

Then emerged Causeur and Poirier to leave Madrid on the verge of victory (78-84, min 38). But the Fuenlabrada did not give up and a huge Emegano (27) scored seven points and with a stratospheric triple in front of Yabusele matched the crash 18 seconds from the end (85-85). Everyone thought that Llull the decisive ball would be played and the Menorcan received the ball, but at the last minute attended Heurtel, who totally only nailed the triple of the white victory on the horn (85-88).

Data sheet:

85 – Urbas Fuenlabrada (20 + 29 + 20 + 16): Samar (3), Emegano (27), Vicedo (1), Cheatham, Alexander (11) -the starting five-, Ristic (25), Novak (12), Eyenga (2), Juan Fernández, Macoha and Bagayoko (4) .

88 – Real Madrid (34 + 13 + 17 + 24): Heurtel (12), Abalde (15), Causeur (19), Yabusele (10), Tavares (10) -the starting five-, Núñez, Hanga (2), Llull (9), Poirier (11), Rudy Fernández and Vukcevic .

Referees: Jordi Aliaga, Francisco Araña, Cristóbal Sánchez. Visitor Walter Tavares (min. 33) eliminated by two technical fouls.

Incidents: match of the tenth day of the Endesa League, played at the Fernando Martín de Fuenlabrada Pavilion (Madrid) before 4,600 spectators. Before the start of the meeting, both teams posed with a banner against gender violence, promoted by the Fuenlabrada City Council.