Rudy Fernández lifts the Eurobasket champions trophy. (Photo: EFE/EPA/FILIP SINGER)
The Spanish basketball team has shown that nothing is impossible. Spain has been proclaimed this Sunday champion of the eurobasket 2022 after defeating France 88-76.
They had everything against them and they have shown that with faith and a lot of determination, all odds can be overcome. The first part already allowed to dream when reaching an advantage of up to 21 points. Although he finally went to rest with a difference of 10 with the score at 47-37.
Juancho Hernangómez, with 27 points, will resound in this historic final by leading the attack of the Spanish team. Spain thus achieves its fourth gold in a European championship after what was achieved in 2009, 2011 and 2015.
After the break, France reacted and got as close as three points in the third quarter to add excitement to a final that remained vibrant until the last moment. But Spain has finally imposed itself without mercy.
Sergio Sacriolo, moreover, has become basketball history with this fourth gold, the second coach with the most honors in this type of competition.
Juancho Hernangómez, chosen man of the match, has led the team together with the calm Lorenzo Brown. Meanwhile, Willy Hernangómez has been the mvp of the tournament.
The Spanish basketball team has pulled epic to win the final and break all forecasts. The group that had been presented to launch a generational change, with up to seven debutants, has signed a feat to remember Spanish sport.
This article originally appeared on The Huff Post and has been updated.