Navarro bursts on the counter attack in Friday's game | VICTOR SALGADO - FCB

Barça Lassa may have beaten Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey Final at the weekend, but the story was very different when they met five days later in the Euroleague.

A powerful start led by Carroll (18) and Randolph (16) sent Madrid soaring into the lead and they eventually took the game 101-74.

The visitors led 11-4 after just four minutes, and Barça didn’t really get to grips with the game until Adrien Moerman was sent on. Even so, the 13-30 deficit after the first ten minutes was a difference they would never make up.

Moerman continued to lead the play in the second period, which was much tighter affair. Navarro’s 2+1 closed the gap to ten, but Madrid coach Pablo Laso called an opportune timeout and his side roared ahead once again: 35-52 at the break.

Navarro spearheaded the Barça reaction after the restart, but the gap wouldn’t close and on the half hour, Madrid were still comfortably ahead at 51-80.

The final period saw that lead extended to a game-high of 62-92, and from then on, baskets were exchanged with the Palau Blaugrana already resigned to defeat.

The result leaves Barça 7-16 and second from bottom in the regular season table.


FC Barcelona Lassa (13 + 22 + 22 +17): Heurtel (11), Navarro (9), Hanga (10), Claver (3), Tomic (9); Pressey (-), Jackson (2), Vezenkov (11), Koponen (10), Moerman (3).

Real Madrid (30 + 22 + 31 + 18): Campazzo(11, Carroll (18), Taylor (8), Randolph (16), Tavares (5); Causeur(10), Randle(3), Fernández (5), Doncic (2), Maciulis (-), Reyes(13), Ayón (10).

Periods: 13-30 / 22-22 / 22-31 / 17-18

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