By winning against Bayern Munich (87-79), Friday night at the Astroballe on behalf of the 25th day of the men’s Euroleague, ASVEL signed its fifth victory in a row in the competition. The Villeurbannais are 12th.
And five! There was a time, moreover very close, when the ASVEL, timid, hardly dared to show itself. This period seems definitively over, and today this same ASVEL team, transformed since its success on January 21 at home against Valencia, no longer denies itself anything. Friday, the protected Tony Parker thus chained against Bayern Munich at the Astroballe on the 25th day a fifth consecutive victory (87-79) which contrasts sharply with the enormous difficulties of the Black and White a few months ago. Long remained in the depths of the ranking, the champions of France are nevertheless getting closer match after match of the Top 8, which seemed completely inaccessible at the end of last year. The ASVEL, 12th, is still very far from these first eight places synonymous with ticket for the final phase of the competition.
Cole ruins Bayern’s last hopes
However, it no longer has anything to envy the best and proved it again on Friday against the Bavarians who remained on three victories before falling in the Rhône. Bayern could even have suffered a much heavier defeat. Thanks in particular to his best player currently on the European scene David Lighty (19 points) or the inevitable Moustapha Fall (15 points, 9 rebounds), the men of TJ Parker have thus counted up to 18 points in advance before fall asleep and let return to height the Germans and the American Wade Baldwin, top scorer of the match with 19 points. Fortunately, ASVEL had saved for hunger, and Norris Cole (12 points, 5 assists), unleashed in the money time, was able to deliver the coup de grace to Bayern. The (beautiful) series continues for our representative in Euroleague.
BASKET – EUROLIGUE (H) / 25TH DAY
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Khimki Moscow – Baskonia : 67-89
Anadolu Efes Istanbul – Olympiacos: 76-53
Milan – Maccabi Tel Aviv: 87-68
Barcelona – Zalgiris Kaunas: 86-62
Friday, February 19, 2021
ASVEL – Bayern Munich: 87-79
Fenerbahçe – Alba Berlin: 89-64
Red Star of Belgrade – Zenit St. Petersburg : 75-76
Valence – Real Madrid: 89-78
CSKA Moscow – Panathinaikos