FC Barcelona Lassa fell to a heavy defeat against rivals Real Madrid on Friday in the Euroleague at the Palau Blaugrana, going down 102-63 due to some impressive throwing from distance by the visiting team.

The start made by Madrid, going up seven points within a blink of an eye, was to be a sign of things to come. Despite Tomic and Dorsey’s attempts to rally the team back into action, the visitors’ accuracy from the three-point line proved impossible to cope with, as they ended the first quarter 12 points ahead.

In the second, Barça managed to reduce the deficit thanks to a burst from Dorsey who helped bring the score to 25-34 but Madrid soon took over again due to some quick transitions and accurate throwing (25-44). Olesson’s three pointer on the buzzer just before the break gave Barça slim hope of a revival (31-54).

Four straight points from Rice gave Barça hope once more but, as was previously the case, Maciulis’ three-point accuracy quickly quashed optimism.

Barça looked physically drained as the score continued to increase in Madrid’s favour. The match was all but wrapped up in the final quarter as a fresh-looking Madrid extended the lead to a convincing 103-63 by the final whistle. A day to forget for the blaugrana.

Match details

FCB Lassa, 63
Real Madrid, 102

FCB Lassa: Rice (23), Holmes (8), Eriksson (2), Oleson (6), Tomic (5) –starting five-, Dorsey (10), Vezenkov (5), Peno (2), Koponen (2), Perperoglou (0).
Reial Madrid: Doncic (8), Maciulis (5), Reyes (9), Ayón (0), Llull (20) –starting five-, Randolph (18), Draper (0), Rudy Fernández (9), Nocioni (7), Carroll (19), Hunter (7), Taylor (0).
Score by period: 17-29 / 14-25 / 15-21 / 17-27.
Officials: Boris Ryzhyk, Carmelo Paternico and Matej Boltauzer.

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