ACB: Debut of the teenager Spagnolo in Madrid's recital against Zaragoza | ACB 2019

92-70 at the Wizink Center




The 17-year-old guard, who has already played two games with Italy in the FIBA ​​windows, was the final attraction of a duel without history (92-70).

Spagnolo, before Javier Garca, at the Wizink Center.

The Real Madrid he can't find who stops him and he already raises 12 his consecutive victories in all competitions, because neither the zone defense of the third team of the classification, the Casademont Zaragozaneither low -up to six in this match- they could with their game (92-70).

With the game almost resolved at halftime (47-31), Pablo Laso was able to distribute efforts among his 12 summoned. In fact, in the last minute he debuted the Matteo Spagnolo, 17, who has already played two games with the Italian national team in the recent FIBA ​​windows. The technician from Vitoria did not miss his extensive list of injured (Sergio Llull, Anthony Randolph, Gabriel Deck, Jeffery Taylor, Jordan Mickey and Salah Mejri).

Zaragoza surprised at the start with a defense in the zone, which made the scoreboard equal in the first five minutes, 9-9, with Carlos Alocn commanding the offensive operations of the Aragonese and showing how good a player he is and what he can become.

Madrid was gradually adapting to that defense and Jaycee Carroll He was in charge of dynamiting it with two consecutive triples that placed the score at 21-12 (min.8.30). Porfirio Fisac's timeout certified the end of that defense and Casademont squeezed in attack to reach the end of the first act with 21-18.

Fisac ​​changes

The rojillos bared their teeth at the start of the second quarter, responding with quality and push to the local onslaught, until Hurricane Rudy Fernndez, as effective in attack, with three triples as in defense, was unleashed. Nico Laprovittola and Usman Garuba They gave another push at important moments and Madrid went to the locker room with the aforementioned 47-31.

Fisac's multiple changes and the energy he tried to transmit to his players were blocked by Madrid's good defense and by the quality of their actions. With Garuba giving more signs of its strength and energy, with Walter Tavares dominating the heights and Trey Thompkins, Carroll and Facu Campazzo demonstrating its quality, Madrid dominates from the advantage the third quarter.

The Aragonese they did not throw in the towel , despite the hardness of the marker, 60-41 (m.26) and 66-43 (m.27.45). At the end of the third quarter, 68-51. Those of Fisac ​​made a new exercise of faith and quality at the beginning of the last period, narrowing the score to 71-61 (m.32), showing that his third place in the table is not given away. Madrid again pressed the accelerator supported by six scorers – Causeur, Rudy, Campazzo, Laprovittola, Carroll and Thompkins – above 10 points.

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