EuroLeague preseason: Real with unreal comeback to beat Barcelona for SuperCup crown

Sep 12, 2021 by Euroleague.net Print
EuroLeague preseason: Real with unreal comeback to beat Barcelona for SuperCup crown

Real Madrid came up with a miraculous comeback to defeat arch rivals FC Barcelona 83-88 and claim the Spanish SuperCup for the eighth time. Real trailed by 19 points 63-44 midway through the third quarter but raced back thanks to 24 points from MVP Sergio Llull for the club’s fourth straight SuperCup trophy - and third in a row over Barcelona in an "El Clasico". Nigel Williams-Goss knotted the game with a three-pointer at 81-81 and Guerschon Yabusele’s free throws made it 81- 83. Vincent Poirier, who collected 16 points and 11 rebounds, would add two free throws for Real with 35 seconds for an 83-85 lead. Brandon Davies missed a three-pointer in the final seconds and Real took the trophy. Cory Higgins had 16 points in the loss and Davies scored 13 for Barcelona.

Also celebrating a trophy was Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade, which knocked off FC Bayern Munich 68-70 to win the MagentaSport Cup in Munich. Luka Mitrovic converted a running hook shot at the buzzer for the win after Augustine Rubit had evened the score with 4.1 seconds to play. Nikola Kalinic led Zvezda with 14 points and Mitrovic ended with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Bayern, which was leading 37-24 at the half and 52-40 after three quarters, got 16 points and 8 rebounds from Rubit in the loss.

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens finished third at the MagentaSport Cup with a thrilling 112-111 double-overtime victory over Virtus Segafredo Bologna. Ioannis Papepetrou poured in 41 points for Panathinaikos while Kendrick Perry scored 25 and Leonidas Kaselakis had 16 points. Virtus came back from 10 points down after three quarters but Kaselakis drained a three-pointer with 11 seconds to knot it at 90-90. Jehyve Floyd blocked Virtus’ Kyle Weems at the rim to force overtime. Papepetrou drained a long jumper with 1.7 seconds left to send the game to a second overtime. Marco Belinelli knocked down a long wild three-pointer with 5.1 seconds left for a 110-111 lead but Papapetrou hit a fade-away baseline jumper with 2.9 seconds remaining for the winner.

In another all-EuroLeague match-up, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne finally won its first game of the preseason by knocking off AX Armani Exchange Milan 76-63 in the Paris European Games. After dropping its first four games in the preparations, ASVEL surged ahead 40-30 at halftime and held on for the victory thanks to Elie Okobo scoring 18 points and Chris Jones picking up 15 points. Malcolm Delaney tallied 11 points as the only Milan player in double figures.

ALBA Berlin finished the Paris European Games with a 107-104 overtime loss to Paris Basketball. Marcus Eriksson collected 24 points with 8 three-pointers to go with 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Tim Schneider added 15 points but they were not enough for the German side.

Reigning EuroLeague champion Anadolu Efes Istanbul grabbed a convincing 82-60 win over Zalgiris Kaunas to claim the title at the 2021 Gloria Cup. Bugrahan Tuncer collected 18 points and 5 assists, Adrien Moerman had 16 points and 6 rebounds and Filip Petrusev chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds for Efes, which led 49-28 at halftime and was not challenged the rest of the way. Joffrey Lauvergne paced Zalgiris with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul hoisted the trophy at the Instaball Cup in Istanbul with a dominant 62-89 win over Partizan NIS Belgrade. Fenerbahce, which was facing former head coach Zeljko Obradovic on the Partizan sidelines, was ahead 10-22 after 10 minutes and 33-47 at the break. Ismet Akpinar led the way with 17 points while Danilo Barthel scored 12 points.

Third place at the Istanball Cup went to UNICS Kazan, which defeated AS Monaco 84-85 in a rematch of the 2021 7DAYS EuroCup Finals. UNICS wasted a 23-point lead but managed to get some revenge with Artem Klimenko throwing down a dunk with 25 seconds left for the final score. Lorenzo Brown led the winners with 20 points and Klimenko had 15 points while Rob Gray paced Monaco with 16 points and both Jerry Boutsiele (12 points, 10 rebounds) and Donta Hall (10, 13) had double-doubles.

CSKA Moscow meanwhile won the Neofytos Chandriotis Tournament in Nicosia in rolling past Olympiacos Piraeus 68-85. CSKA roared ahead 5-23 after 10 minutes and Olympiacos could never really threaten the rest of the way. Iffe Lundberg and Will Clyburn were top scorers for CSKA with 15 points each. Sasha Vezenkov topped Olympiacos with 17 points.

Zenit St Petersburg took third place at the Neofytos Chandriotis Tournament with a 51-79 win over Lavrio. Zenit fell behind 21-15 after 10 minutes but roared back with a 7-26 second quarter.

Elsewhere, Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz rolled to a win at the 2021 Euskal Cup in Santzurtzi, Spain as it beat Bilbao 93-68. Baskonia, which led 50-33 at halftime and never looked back, got 14 points from Simone Fontecchio and 10 from Wade Baldwin.

 

AUGUST


Date Game Result Trophy Place
26 MoraBanc Andorra vs. FC Barcelona 72-81 Friendly game Encamp, Andorra
27 Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Basket Napoli 75-70 11 City of Cagliari Tournament, semis Cagliari, Italy
27 FC Bayern Munich vs. Dinamo Sassari 85-86 11 City of Cagliari Tournament, semis Cagliari, Italy
28 Napoli vs. FC Bayern Munich 54-69 11 City of Cagliari Tournament, 3rd place Cagliari, Italy
28 Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Dinamo Sassari 84-72 11 City of Cagliari Tournament, finals Cagliari, Italy
28 Zenit St Petersburg vs. Parma Basket 98-74 Friendly Game Russia
28 Germani Brescia vs. Anadolu Efes 71-97 Friendly Game Italy
29 Germani Brescia vs. Anadolu Efes 75-89 Friendly Game Italy
29 Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Rilski Sportist Samoko 100-77 Friendly Game Pravets, Bulgaria
30 AS Monaco vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 75-85 Friendly game Italy
30 FC Barcelona vs. Limoges 83-47 Friendly game Encamp, Andorra
31 FC Bayern Munich vs. Basket Verona 66-89 Friendly game Bozen, Italy
31 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. FMP 69-64 Friendly game

SEPTEMBER


Date Game Result Trophy Place
1 CSKA Moscow vs. MBA
107-59 Friendly game Moscow, Russia
1 Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 87-88 Friendly game Kaunas, Lithuania
1 Real Madrid vs. UCAM Murcia 80-84 V Torneo Ciudad de Albacete Albacete, Spain
2 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. MEGA Basket 82-77 Friendly game Belgrade, Serbia
2 AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 83-95 Friendly game Milan, Italy
2 Ionikos vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 59-98 Friendly game Piraeus, Greece
2 LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. JDA Dijon 55-77 Ain Star Game 2021 Lons-le-Saunier, France
3 Zenit vs. Nizhny Novgorod 95-69 Kondrashin and Belov Cup St Petersburg, Russia
3 CSKA vs. Parma 94-58 Kondrashin and Belov Cup St Petersburg, Russia
3 Unicaja Malaga vs. Real Madrid 88-75 Torneo Costa del Sol Malaga, Spain
3 Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Lietkabelis Panevezys 80-82 Friendly game Kaunas, Lithuania
3 Metropolitans 92 vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 90-88 OT
Ain Star Game 2021 Bourgoin-Jallieu, France
3 Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Lenovo Tenerife 67-81 Torneo Ciudad de Getafe Getafe, Spain
4 Zenit St Petersburg vs CSKA Moscow
100-73 Kondrashin and Belov Cup St Petersburg, Russia
4 Monaco vs Peristeri
90-78 bwin Tournament against Covid-19 Piraeus, Greece
4 Olympiacos vs Lavrio 99-64 bwin Tournament against Covid-19 Piraeus, Greece
4 Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs Apollon Patras
78-76 Friendly game
Athens, Greece
4 AX Armani Exchange Milan vs Anadolu Efes Istanbul
90-62 Friendly game
Milan, Italy
4 Joventut Badalona vs. FC Barcelona 69-82 Lliga Catalana, semis Manresa, Spain
4 Real Madrid vs. UCAM Murcia 80-65 Torneo Costa del Sol Malaga, Spain
4 LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs Chalon 61-90 Ain Star Game 2021, Finals Bourg en Bresse, France
4 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Semt77 Yalovaspor 88-77 Friendly game Istanbul, Turkey
4 Urbas Fuenlabrada vs. Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 72-88 Torneo Ciudad de Getafe Getafe, Spain
5 BAXI Manresa vs FC Barcelona
81-70 Lliga Catalana, finals Manresa, Spain
5 Olympiacos Piraeus vs AS Monaco 98-93 bwin Tournament against Covid-19 Piraeus, Greece
5 ALBA Berlin vs. Bakken Bears 84-75 Friendly game Oranienburg, Germany
6 Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana vs. FC Bayern Munich 74-68 Friendly game Ljubljana, Slovenia
7 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. KK Oradea 74-50 Friendly game Belgrade, Serbia
8 Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 69-76 Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek - Antalya, Turkey
8 Lavrio MegaBolt vs. AS Monaco 63-79 Friendly game Lavrio, Greece
9 CSKA Moscow vs. Zenit St Petersburg 75-64 Neofytos Chandriotis Tournament Nicosia, Cyprus
9 Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Tofas Bursa 90-84 Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek - Antalya, Turkey
10 Tofas Bursa vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 71-57 Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek - Antalya, Turkey
10 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 67-97 Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek - Antalya, Turkey
11 FC Barcelona vs. Valencia Basket 87-68 Spanish SuperCup, Semifinals Tenerife, Spain
11 Lenovo Tenerife vs. Real Madrid 70-72 Spanish SuperCup, Semifinals Tenerife, Spain
11 CSKA Moscow vs. Lavrio 107-68 Neofytos Chandriotis Tournament Nicosia, Cyprus
11 Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Zenit St Petersburg 88-65 Neofytos Chandriotis Tournament Nicosia, Cyprus
11 Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 55-83 MagentaSport Cup, semis Munich, Germany
11 FC Bayern Munich Bayern vs. Virtus Segafredo Bologna 90-66 MagentaSport Cup, semis Munich, Germany
11 LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. ALBA Berlin 62-71 Paris European Games Paris, France
11 Paris Basketball vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan 64-95 Paris European Games Paris, France
11 Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. AS Monaco 120-114 3OT
Istanball Cup, semis Istanbul, Turkey
11 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. UNICS Kazan 81-79 Istanball Cup, semis Istanbul, Turkey
12 FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid 83-88 Spanish SuperCup, final Tenerife, Spain
12 Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Virtus Segafredo Bologna 112-111 2OT
MagentaSport Cup Munich, Germany
12 FC Bayern Munich Bayern vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 68-70 MagentaSport Cup, final Munich, Germany
12 LDLC ASVEL vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan 76-63 Paris European Games Paris, France
12 Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 82-60 Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek - Antalya, Turkey
12 Paris Basketball vs. ALBA Berlin 107-104 OT
Paris European Games Paris, France
12 Lavrio vs. Zenit St Petersburg 51-79 Neofytos Chandriotis Tournament Nicosia, Cyprus
12 Olympiacos Piraeus vs. CSKA Moscow 68-85 Neofytos Chandriotis Tournament Nicosia, Cyprus
12 AS Monaco vs. UNICS Kazan 84-85 Istanball Cup Istanbul, Turkey
12 Partizan NIS Belgrade vs Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
62-89
Istanball Cup, final Istanbul, Turkey
12 Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Bilbao Basket 93-68 Euskalkopa Santurtzi, Spain
15 Bursaport vs. ALBA Berlin - Frutti Extra Cup Bursa, Turkey
16 Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul - Friendly game Belgrade, Serbia
16 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Turk Telekom Ankara - 21 Cevat Soydas Tournament Bursa, Turkey
16 Promiteas Patras vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade - Friendly game Patras, Greece
16 Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs. Bnei Herzliya - Friendly game Tel Aviv, Israel
17 Bahcesehir vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul - 21 Cevat Soydas Tournament Bursa, Turkey
17 LDLC ASVEL vs. Roanne - Friendly game Lyonso, France
18 AEK vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade - Friendly game Greece
18 Fenerbahce, Turk Telekom - 21 Cevat Soydas Tournament, finals Bursa, Turkey
18 CSKA Moscow vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - VTB United League Super Cup Moscow, Russia
18 UNICS Kazan vs. Zenit St Petersburg - VTB United League Super Cup Moscow, Russia
18-19 Efes, Maccabi Panathinaikos and Partizan - Giannakopoulos Cup Athens, Greece
18 FC Bayern Munich vs. SIG Strasbourg - Expert Jakob Cup Bayreuth, Germany
18 AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. winner Group C - LBA Supercoppa 2021, QF Casalecchio di Reno, Italy
19 CSKA, Zenit, UNICS, Lokomotiv - VTB United League Super Cup, final Moscow, Russia
20 Hamburg Towers vs. AS Monaco - Friendly game -
24 LDLC ASVEL vs. Fos-Sur-Mer - Friendly game Feurs, France