Barça won their second consecutive game in the EuroLeague and their seventh across all domestic and international games
The winning start continues. Saras' team won at Bayern (72-80), meaning they have won seven in a row; two in the EuroLeague and five in Liga Endesa. The best possible start for Barça in Europe and at home.
The match was full of effort and finely balanced, particularly in the first quarter. The interim score of 15-16 says it all, because this second EuroLeague match began with both teams exchanging baskets and neither team's strategy coming out on top, despite great intensity in their play.
Two huge minutes shot the team towards victory
In this context, only Jokubaitis stood out, and then in the blink of an eye, Barça shot ahead through Davies and Mirotić. A two minute period towards the end of the first half in particular saw Saras' team open up their biggest lead so far of 33-44.
The restart saw a slower pace to the match, but Barça continued to rack up points on the scoreboard. A three-pointer from Kuric widened the gap even further to 41-56. Bayern's attack were finding it difficult to chip away at the +15 point difference as Barça's defence remained resolute. Higgins even took Barça to 18 points up.
A concentrated effort controlled any signs of reaction from Bayern, enabling Barça to see out their second consecutive triumph in the EuroLeague. Including Liga Endesa it's their seventh in a row. Saras' team have definitely found the winning formula so far. Next up is a visit to Coosur Real Betis on Sunday (5.00pm CEST) to continue the winning run.
Bayern de Múnich, 72 Barça, 80
Bayern de Múnich: Deshaun Thomas (14), Weiler-Babb (4), Corey Walden (5), Augustine Rubit (13) y Darrun Hilliard (18) - starters- Hunter (6), Jaramaz (3), Sisko (7), Schilling (2) and George (-) Barça: Calathes (6), Higgins (16), Hayes-Davis (6), Mirotić (11) y Davies (15) - starters - Smits (3), Oriola (4), Laprovittola (2), Kuric (8), Jokubaitis (9) and Sergi Martínez (-)
Interim scores: 15-16; 18-28 // 14-19; 25-17
Referees: Olegs Latisevs, Milivoje Jovcic and Saulius Racys