PABLO ROMERO / COMMUNICATION AREA FEB
Math will be easy on Thursday night. If the Breogán River wins on the Pazo track to Covirán, Granada will manage to tie the final series to return to Granada, but otherwise, the victory of the Nasrid team would mean the achievement of the league title and, therefore, the promotion of those of Pablo Pin to the Endesa League. The most demanding test of the year for both teams and to which the people of Lugo will arrive without a net after their defeat in the first round last weekend.
DATA: Dates, schedules, TV, refereeing teams …
REPORTAGE: Breogán River, a comeback sustained by history
REPORTAGE: Covirán Granada, home promotion … once again?
REPORTAGE: Andriassi and Gutiérrez, the kings of a GMT-5 Final
REPORTAGE: The double final exam of the future Doctor Iriarte
FORECASTS: 1/1 in La Quiniela de… Luis Parejo (Levitec Huesca)
TV: The day, at stake in LaLigaSportsTV
TRACING: Results – Calendar – Official website
PLAYOFFS ASCENSO: Meeting without a net for a Breogán River willing to return to Granada
J.2 – Río Breogán vs Covirán Granada (1-0):
Covirán Granada, faced with a historic opportunity
They have wanted to remain calm from the moment the final horn raised the first point of the series to its marker. This has been stated publicly and this is how they have worked from the inside, but what is undeniable is that Covirán Granada has traveled to Lugo in an unbeatable situation, with the possibility of certifying promotion to the Endesa League in case of victory and knowing that, if tails, the team will have a second bullet in the chamber in their fiefdom.
A third round that for now neither team wants to hear about given the importance of the clash that will be played at the Pazo this Thursday. A meeting in which the locals will have no other option other than victory if they want to stay alive in a final in which the home court factor could be the best ally. Because, despite the capacity limitations, the Pazo will roar as in the great occasions to try to take his team in flight towards that longed-for third match. All an added value that Diego Epifanio’s men should take advantage of when intimidating a Covirán who already exhibited his strengths on the floor and in which his bases will be the main thermometer with which to measure the team’s possibilities.
For this reason, the azulón team will have to print a high defensive level to try to cut the level of success of a rival who resolved without haste in Granada. Although, on this occasion, Pablo Pin’s men know that things will be much more complicated and that the level of concentration throughout the 40 minutes will be key when it comes to containing their rival. A last effort that could lead to the long-awaited promotion as long as Covirán is able to add positively on one of the most complicated fields in the category.
An all-star duel between two teams with great tactical wealth and that will decide if the season ends here or if, on the contrary, spectators can enjoy 40 more minutes of play. The answer, live on LaLigaSports.tv.
J.1: Covirán Granada vs Río Breogán (67-53 / 1-0)
J.2: Thursday 17 – 20: 30h (Lugo)
J.3: Sunday 20 – 19: 00h (Granada) *
The key: Turnover control. Covirán Granada managed to prevail in the first match of the series and one of the main reasons was in the control that the Nasrid team had over the rival pass lines. Because, with a solid pressure that covered the entire track at times, Pablo Pin’s men caused a high number of losses in a Breogán River that will now seek the opposite effect. Because if Diego Epifanio’s men are able to neutralize the Andalusian team’s bases, they will have a lot of cattle.
The data: Covirán’s home promotions. There are three promotions harvested by Covirán Granada since the club began its activity nine years ago. Promotions that have led the team to climb step by step from the National First Division and even a LEB Gold League that they could leave behind this Thursday. To do this, Pablo Pin’s men should impose themselves on the Breogán River away from their track, something that has been fulfilled in each and every one of their promotions since none of them arrived on the field of the Palacio de los Deportes de Granada. Although, for this, they will have to impose themselves on a rocky rival who knows very well what it is to overcome a final series after having started by losing the first round.