News : Basketball – prestigious success of FC Bayern – Sport
The basketball players of FC Bayern Munich have completed the main round of the Euroleague with a prestigious win against leaders FC Barcelona: On Friday evening they won 82:72 (43:37) against the Catalans, who could not be ousted from first place and therefore some regular players spared, including Nikola Mirotic, their most successful thrower and best rebounder. Instead, Pau Gasol made his debut, the 40-year-old Spaniard who recently returned to his home club after a long career in the North American professional league NBA. With nine points and four rebounds, the somewhat rusty center was clearly overshadowed by his Munich rival Jalen Reynolds, who was instrumental in the away win with 26 points. Wade Baldwin (18) and Vladimir Lucic (14) also scored double digits. FC Bayern finished the main round in fifth place and will now face Olimpia Milan, the home club of current FC Bayern coach Andrea Trinchieri, in the quarter-final playoffs that begin on April 20 with the best-of-five mode.