Dorsey in a rebound attempt against Greek giants Olympiacos / VICTOR SALGADO - FCB

Joey Dorsey is back! And what a return performance it was for the 32 year old power forward as Barça Lassa cruised home to the tune of an 82-66 defeat of Olympiacos in the Euroleague TOP16. The American got 12 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks, to get an evaluation in 20 from 22 minutes on court.

His presence was an inspiration for his team-mates against the Greeks side that reached the European final last term. The visitors had started strongly, but his entrance after five minutes changed the flow of the game, both in offence and defence.

His spectacular slam-dunks and blocks soon had the fans on their feet, and with some great 3-point throws from his colleagues, the game was won.

Dorsey’s outstanding performance in his first match back was just the tonic for FCB Lassa, and is clearly the answer to the problem of Shane Lawal’s three-month ansence with a knee injury. There is more than adequate coverage in the form of the great Joey Dorsey.

Dorsey makes a spectacular block on Friday night / VICTOR SALGADO - FCB