MADRID, 22 Oct. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Barça and Real Madrid, co-leaders of the Endesa League and the only undefeated clubs in the entire competition, will face demanding tests on matchday seven, the Barça team in Malaga and the Whites at home against Gran Canaria.
Before facing another demanding week with a double round of Euroleague, the two top candidates for the title will continue their fight for the first place. Barça, which occupies the first place due to their best points difference, will be measured at Martín Carpena with an irregular Unicaja (3-3) who, however, has added four victories in their last five games. The match will be marked by a very emotional moment, the removal of Carlos Cabezas’ shirt with number 10.
For its part, Real Madrid receives a good Gran Canaria (4-2), fifth classified, with problems in the base position, since Nigel Williams-Goss was injured in the last game against Fenerbahce and Sergio Llull drags a shoulder problem. It is time for the young Carlos Alocén to share stripes with Thomas Heurtel against a ‘Granca’ who already has 11 consecutive defeats against the team trained by Pablo Laso.
An interesting duel is also expected in Murcia between UCAM (4-2), surprising third-placed team, and Bitci Baskonia (3-3), which does not finish finding regularity and has just succumbed at home against Lenovo Tenerife.
For its part, the Canarian team, still without the injured Gio Shermadini, faces a direct duel in the playoff zone against Joventut de Badalona, who this week lost Brandon Paul due to a shoulder dislocation.
Out of the positions that qualify for the Copa del Rey, Valencia Basket continues for the moment, visiting MoraBanc Andorra again without Bojan Dubljevic, Klemen Prepelic, Mike Tobey and Víctor Claver, and the Breogán River remains, visiting a Casademont Zaragoza pending Jamel McLean, whose participation is doubtful.
In addition, the last three in the classification hope to catch oxygen with the support of their respective fans. Surne Bilbao Basket, which debuted last day, welcomes a Hereda San Pablo Burgos injured after his resounding European defeat, while Urbas Fuenlabrada plays with Baxi Manresa and Coosur Real Betis can catch up with Monbus Obradoiro in case of victory .
– SCHEDULE OF DAY 7.
COOSUR REAL BETIS – MONBUS WORKSHOP 18:00 h.
Jordi Aliaga – Vicente Bultó – Alberto Baena.
CASADEMONT ZARAGOZA – RÍO BREOGÁN 18:00 h.
Carlos Peruga – Juan de Dios Oyón – Alfonso Olivares
MORABANC ANDORRA – VALENCIA BASKETBALL 20:45 h.
Juan Carlos García González – Martín Caballero – Roberto Lucas.
LENOVO TENERIFE – JOVENTUT BADALONA 20:45 h.
Emilio Pérez Pizarro – Francisco Araña – Rubén Sánchez Mohedas.
REAL MADRID – GRAN CANARIA 12:30 pm.
Fernando Calatrava – Raúl Zamorano – Iyán González.
URBAS FUENLABRADA – BAXI MANRESA 12:30 pm.
Antonio Conde – Luis Miguel Castillo – Andrés Fernández Carretero.
SURNE BILBAO BASKET – HEREDA SAN PABLO BURGOS 17:00 h.
Benjamín Jiménez – Javier Torres – Cristobal Sánchez Cutillas.
UNICAJA – BARÇA 18:30 h.
Miguel Ángel Pérez Pérez – Sergio Manuel – Vicente Martínez Chair.
UCAM MURCIA – BATTLES OF BASKONIA 20:00 h.
Óscar Perea – Jorge Martínez Fernández – Joaquín García González.