REPORTAGE:The intrahistory of the 4 qualifiers
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The Playoffs began last Sunday and they did it with a great day in which there was practically everything during the first rounds of the quarterfinals. A round in which no team achieved a lead as large as that of Cadí La Seu, who proved intractable during their visit to Zaragoza, where Bernat Canut’s men managed to raise their lead to 18 points. A commendable result supported by the good work of the Peña-Etxarri connection and that the Catalans were able to round off with great intensity in the final stretch of the match. In this way, Cadí La Seu will jump onto the Palau d’Esports floor this Thursday ready to take advantage of the support of their fans to contain the offensive onslaught of a Casademont Zaragoza determined to try until the end. Especially from the hands of a Hempe who was very solid under the hoops and who will once again be the main offensive reference of the tricks in search of the pass.
For its part, Perfumerías Avenida will step on the Würzburg parquet again with a similar income to that of the Basque team, in its case, with a +15 that will provide peace of mind before receiving a Lointek Gernika willing to opt for the epic. Because those of Mario López knew how to play their cards in the final quarter of Maloste to reach the second leg with a certain hope. A meeting in which the locals will not be able to count on a Bella Alarie who will be out due to injury and in which the options of their rival are to be able to make an almost perfect match against a team that will have a tailwind thanks to the support of a hobby that never fails.
And in Fontajau, Spar Girona will try to complete the good work of the first leg at Gasca where Alfred Julbe’s men had to overcome their losses. Despite this, the Catalan club was able to sign a small income of five points that provides a certain peace of mind, but not confidence. Because the local coach knows very well that the IDK Euskotren will arrive with nothing to lose and with the sole objective of surprising in order to put the icing on the cake of a great season.
Finally, the emotions will be concentrated in La Fonteta with the duel to which Valencia Basket and Movistar Estudiantes will arrive without any advantage after the tables of the match played in Madrid. A tie that left everything up in the air for a return that will mean the return of Ángela Salvadores in front of her fans after the 7 minutes of play that she enjoyed in Madrid. A discharge from which Arica Carter is still pending in the student team and that could mark the development of a series in which Rubén Burgos’s team will play the pass with the complicity of his fans.
LF ENDESA – FOURTH LEG:
– IDK Euskotren vs. Spar Girona (56-61) | MVP: M. Coulibaly – 21 val.
– Movistar Students vs. Valencia Basket (59-59) | MVP: M. Gretter – 38 val.
– Casademont Zaragoza vs. Cadí La Seu (57-75) | MVP: L. Raventos – 23 val.
– Lointek Gernika vs Perfumeries Avenue (70-85) | MVP: K. Copper – 29 val.
LF ENDESA – FOURTH ROUND:
– Spar Girona vs. IDK Euskotren (Thursday-8:00 p.m.) | Twitter @BasketballESP
– Cadí La Seu vs. Casademont Zaragoza (Thursday-8:00 p.m.) | ChannelFEB.tv
– Avenida Perfumeries vs. Lointek Gernika (Th-8:30 p.m.) | Twitch @BasketballESP
– Valencia Basket vs. Movistar Students (Thursday-8:45 p.m.) | Telesport