A burning end

The equality of the Euroleague reaches such an extreme that Madrid could end up eliminated or in fifth place with certain not remote combinations.

A-burning-end

Real Madrid faced their penultimate match of the regular phase this Friday with a small advantage. At the initial jump he already knew the results of his rivals for the playoff. Baskonia had lost the day before in overtime against Efes. Good for Madrid. Friday's scores, however, were less favorable for the Whites: Zenit ruthlessly overwhelmed Villeurbanne, while Valencia came back against Alba Berlin. That forced Madrid to beat Olympiacos if they wanted to continue depending on themselves. Mission accomplished. Chus Mateo's team, with Pablo Laso sanctioned in the stands, marked territory from the first sets so as not to be surprised by an opponent who no longer played anything in the standings. Gaby Deck pulled the cart. And if something hurt Edy Tavares, it was not noticed.

The penultimate regular day still leaves an end in flames. Bayern Munich has already entered mathematically, but there are still four teams bidding for two places, three of them Spanish: Madrid, Baskonia and Valencia. There are two that depend on themselves: Madrid, who will face Fenerbahçe, and Zenit, who will play against Maccabi and have a postponed duel against Panathinaikos. Valencia and Baskonia will face each other, so only one can survive, although it can also happen that the two are left outside the cut of eight. The qualifying excitement this year reaches unprecedented heights in the Euroleague, which will continue next week, and even the next, because Zenit will not end its participation until Monday 12, so it is possible that the outcome will not be known until then. Equality reaches such an extreme that Madrid could end up eliminated or in fifth place with certain not remote combinations. To all this, the Barça has secured the leadership, reason why it will cross with the eighth. What if there is a Classic in rooms? This is insane.



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