Real Madrid Y Barça they open the Endesa League final, which is played in the best of three games. In this way, the whites and the Catalans meet again in a final in national competition this season, after having previously measured in those of the Endesa Super Cup and the Copa del Rey.
The Barça he will play with the home court factor after finishing second in the regular season. In addition, he comes to this game with one less day of rest, since he played his third game against him. Lenovo Tenerife last Friday night. The team of Sarunas Jasikevicius took the victory for 89-72 in a duel of maximum pressure in which he knew how to react after his defeat in the second game of the series against the Canaries.
Pau Gasol, Brandon Davies, Nick Calathes and Cory Higgins were combined in the annotation and were key so that Barça could defeat the Lenovo Tenerife in the deciding match. Thus, one of the goals of the Catalans in this first game will be to recover the best version of Nikola Mirotic, since they will need all their variety of resources to be able to bend the Real Madrid. As the final of this year is played with a shorter duration of crashes than usual, this first meeting seems transcendental for the resolution of the final.
The Real Madrid arrives at the meeting after beating in his semifinal Valencia Basket. He also did it in three games, with a 80-77 in the final match against a Valencian team that demanded until the end to those of Pablo Laso. The performance of Usman Garuba and Fabien Causseur propelled the white team to a decisive victory to continue in the fight for the league title.
Although the most determining factor was the return to rotation of a Sergio Llull that he had missed the first two games of the series and that he pulled his team in moments of maximum pressure. The Balearic exterior was key with 13 points and 5 assists and showed that he is reaching the final in good time. In addition, in it, another key factor will be the fight for the rebound, that the Madrid dominated before him Valencia in the final match. Now, yes, he will have to face men like Davies, Mirotic or Gasol.
The Barça aspires in this final to conquer his second title of the season, once it seems that the defeat in the final of the Euroleague has already been left behind. The Barça team won the Copa del Rey in February precisely against the whites, whom they defeated by 88-73. In this way, he avenged his defeat earlier in the season at the Super Cup, with victory in the final for him Madrid by Laso for 72-67.
After the two games of the regular phase of the Endesa League (one victory for each, both away) and both from the regular phase of the Euroleague (two wins for him Barça), plus those two finals, now the Madridistas and the Catalans meet in their seventh game of the season. The trajectory of the duels between the two this season has shown that the two are very capable of winning on each other’s court. Therefore, it will be essential for both of them to take the initiative from this first match in the face of what happens in the rest of the final.
When do you play Real Madrid – Barça?
The game is played Today, Sunday, June 13, at 6.30 p.m.
Where to see Real Madrid – Barça?
The encounter can be seen by LET’S GO (8), platform dial Movistar Plus. You can follow all the information about the match live on the Mundo Deportivo website.