The fifth european title for Virtus Bologna, Antwerp beats 73-61 Tenerife and conquest of the Champions League. Decisive a impenetrable defence, and the 26 points of an extraordinary Punter
SASSARI, HISTORIC TRIUMPH IN THE FIBA EUROPE CUP
The Virtus Bologna is back the queen in Europe, and conquering the Basketball Champions League. In the final in Antwerp, in front of almost 17 thousand people, the team of Sasha Djordjevic has beaten 73-61 on the Spanish of Tenerife. Decisive is the extraordinary defence of the Vu Black, able to hold opponents to a measly 27 percent from the field (5/37 by three points with 20 turnovers. In attack we have then thought about a Punter format MVP (26 points), well helped by M’baye (16) and in the end, by the experience of Aradori and Chalmers. For Bologna, this is the fifth title of the story, the first ten years after the Round of the 2009 cup winners ‘ Cup 1990, european Cup 1998, Moscow 2001). Will not be more times Danilovic and Ginobili, but the black and white back to dominate in the Old Continent, and with him also the Italy, just four days after the triumph of Sassari in the FIBA Europe Cup.
Virtus Bologna-Tenerife, the chronicle
The Segafredo begins the final on the lines of what was seen 48 hours before with the Bamberg: aggressive defense and a Punter mouth-watering (3/3 from long), which produce a partial space is 13-2. Tenerife spadella from behind the arc (0/7) and does better attacking the iron, closing the first period with just 8 points scored, and 18% from the field (20-8 at the 10′). The beginning of the second quarter, if possible, still better for the Vu Black, that put the cap to their basket flying up at +18 (32-14 to 16′) with the 13° point of M’baye. The Spanish get energy from only Iverson (8 points and 5 rebounds, the first triple at the 15th attempt, but still manage to gnaw some point, arriving at the long interval on the 38-24.
Iron defense and cold blood: Bologna wins the Champions
In the shooting script is the same: Punter is never wrong (5/5 from three) and Moreira nails the dunk of the new +18 for Virtus (47-29 14′). The Spanish have a flare of pride in the middle of the third period and come back in single-digit disadvantage after an eternity, but it is Aradori with a few games from captain to push back to the sender any attempt at a comeback (58-44 at 30′). Chalmers recalls having won the protagonist a couple of rings in the NBA and stands as a protagonist in both the mid-field, helping her to maintain the advantage (62-50 to 35′). In the final Tenerife reconnected more with the nerves than with the game (65-59 to 39′), so I Chalmers and Punter to put his practice to Bologna. Virtus wins 73-61 and won the Champions League, in the delirium of his many fans arrived in Belgium from the region of Emilia, who celebrate a european triumph that was missing for a decade.