The French achieved 25 points in the eighth victory of Pablo Laso’s team in the continental competition.
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The Real Madrid He added his eighth victory in the Euroleague this Tuesday after winning 74-87 with solvency during his visit to ASVEL Villeurbanne francs, led by an inspired Fabien Causeur.
Causeur had a successful night at the Astroballe and his 25 points, with 5/6 on a triple, were key to propelling an always important European away win more placid than expected. Next to the eaves, they shone Yabusele (18) on his return ‘home’ and Tavares, author of a ‘double-double’ (12 points and 10 rebounds) and with a lot of impact on defense.
On the negative side of the ten-time European champion were the 17 losses that allowed the locals, too dependent on Okobo (26), reaching the final stage still with options to fight for a victory that always had a Madridista color.
Real Madrid came out with the artillery tuned and in the middle of the first quarter they had already scored 20 points, with much offensive inspiration from Causeur and Yabusele, honored along with Heurtel in the previous match. The ASVEL, despite Okobo’s efforts, could not keep up with that rhythm and the 4/4 in triples away placed a dangerous 14-27 with an outstanding Causeur (10 points).
But from there, the Madrid team was losing efficiency as the local defense was tightening and complicating things more. Losses, again a drag on the 10-time European champion with nine at halftime, began to appear and Okobo’s points (16) kept those from TJ Parker at the end of the first quarter (24-33).
The clash had been balanced and the French team could manage better, although it lacked continuity in its good moments and although it found the right from the triple (Jones and Ossetkowski) to survive while his base rested (34-37).
Real Madrid held on and did not allow it to get closer, also taking advantage of some precipitation in attack by ASVEL and the return of the triples (Rudy fernandez and Vukcevic) allowed him to stretch the score again somewhat for the break (43-51).
After passing through the changing rooms, the Madrid team overcame an erratic start thanks to the outer toe, and with the triples of Yabusele and Causeur they chain a partial of 0-9 to threaten to break the game definitively.
However, the visitors slowed down again with another series of erratic attacks and ASVEL, led again by Okobo, replied with a 7-0 (54-62) that seemed to return options before receiving a severe partial that ended all them despite their resistance.
An incredible triple on Causeur’s horn closed the third period and the beginning of the final quarter was Madrid in color, which seemed to leave the game sentenced by closing a 0-13 (54-75). Losses and triples gave the hosts an extra life, who had a triple to go 73-78 before Rudy Fernndez’s grimace ended the excitement at the Astroballe.
Reference from elmundo