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It will be in the afternoon-night of next Thursday March 24 when the queen’s cup throw his inaugural ball into the air over the central circle of La Fonteta. But before this happens, the LF Endesa You will have to elucidate the final composition of a table that will decide your pairings in the already classic draw.
An event that is very close to being able to complete its drums after the match played last night in Maloste and in which the Lointek Gernika He obtained the seventh ticket for the fight for the title.
In this way, the competition is pending for only two games. On the one hand, this Friday’s clash between Kutxabank Araski Y Valencia Basketball and in which the girls from Vitoria will seek the pass through a complicated equation that could lead to the pass of Casademont Zaragoza and, on the other hand, of the direct duel between Cadí La Seu and Lointek Gernika that will award the last place as seeded.
Some options that we break down in detail below.
Perfumerías Avenida, first classified for the rooms on Thursday
They were the first team to qualify for the Copa de la Reina and they did so a few weeks in advance. Quite a custom for the most successful team of the last decade (7 titles) and that usually acts as a preamble to the fight for a trophy that eluded them last year. And, as if that were not enough, Roberto Íñiguez’s men have managed to qualify as “winter champions” which guarantees them not only being able to be seeded, but also the possibility of playing their quarterfinal match in the afternoon- Thursday night.
Spar Girona and Valencia Basket, two classified waiting
Alfred Julbe’s Spar Girona will defend the title won last year at La Fonteta and Valencia Basket will opt for it with the support of its fans. All this after a great first round that, for the moment, keeps both teams in second and third place respectively. Two positions that could be reversed on Friday night when Valencia Basket will play their last postponed match of the first round in Mendizorrotza. There, a victory for Rubén Burgos’ men or a loss by less than 4 points would give them second place, sending the Girona team to third. A change of hardly any importance in the face of the pairing draw where both teams will enter the seeding pot.
The court factor, between the heads-up between Cadí La Seu and Lointek Gernika
Cadí La Seu certified their classification several weeks in advance and it took a little longer for Lointek Gernika to arrive, who had to settle the vast majority of postponed matches beforehand. Of course, Mario López’s team still has one last duel ahead of them, the one that will decide on February 12 if they enter the Cup as the top seed of the draw (4th) or if they do so outside this select group. A match that fate has wanted to be a direct duel with their main rival, a Cadí La Seu that, winning in their fiefdom, would manage to recover that fourth place that they have enjoyed for much of the season. If Lointek Gernika were the winner, the privilege would go to the Basque team, an account as simple as it is demanding for its protagonists.
Movistar Estudiantes and IDK Euskotren, waiting for the draw
They had achieved their virtual classification a few weeks ago, but it was not until the dispute over the last postponed teams that Movistar Estudiantes and IDK Euskotren were able to confirm their return to the great cup event. Two teams that will act as the main innovations compared to the last edition and that will come into play in the draw from the hype of those teams that will not be seeded. The objective: to be able to find the best possible match to qualify for the semifinals.
Casademont Zaragoza, a virtual passenger waiting for Kutxabank Araski
With all their matches played and a total of 8 wins, Casademont Zaragoza is currently the team that would complete the pairing draw. But the eighth position of the Aragonese team is still virtual and not mathematical, since for this they will have to wait until next Friday night. There, the Kutxabank Araski will squeeze some somewhat remote options before their public since, in order to snatch the ticket from the hand team, the Vitorians would have to beat Valencia Basket and, in addition to that, do it by 75 points to bridge the differences between the two teams in the general average. An equation that is not without difficulty and that brings the Aragonese team closer to a classification that could already be a reality on Friday night.