Barça does not want to stop his streak in Milan

Barça does not want to stop his streak in Milan


Barça visits Emporio Armani Milan this Friday at the Mediolanum Forum (8:30 p.m.), on the penultimate day of the Euroleague Regular Phase, with the aim of continuing the good run and keeping alive the leadership options or, at least, less, retain the second position facing the crossings of the ‘Playoffs’.

Against a Milan already eliminated, since with its 14 victories it can no longer access the positions of honor, Barça does not want to relax but rather the opposite; win to continue looking for an improvement in the game that gives guarantees for those quarterfinals.

For Jasikevicius, the goal now is “trying to win games.” “We have to improve our game. We still think there is room for improvement and that 5 percent that we can improve is a lot. Hopefully we can achieve it,” predicted the Blaugrana coach before this clash.

A duel in which Barça could secure second place in the Regular Phase if they win, as long as the leader Olympiacos does so and Real Madrid loses, which is with the same record of 22-10.

There is still the possibility that Barça will snatch the lead from those from Piraeus, but to do so they must win in Milan and hope that the Greeks lose to play it all on the last day. Although the truth is that the name of the possible rival is unknown, as well as knowing which position is better than another.

Without speculating, for the moment, Barça goes to the Mediolanum Forum with no last-minute casualties and ready to continue the streak of four consecutive games winning, against Red Star (85-79), Panathinaikos (74-88), Partizán ( 80-89) and ALBA Berlin (72-56).

For their part, Ettore Messina’s Milan will try to improve their version at the end of the season. They have two games left, the first at home against Barça, a difficult opponent to look for that make-up. Of course, there will be motivation in Brandon Davies, Kevin Pangos or Deshaun Thomas, all of them with a Blaugrana past.

The defeats away from Milan against Anadolu Efes Istanbul (89-69) and Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv (85-66) sentenced the Italians to elimination. Without that objective, they face this duel with the will to achieve revenge for the 74-56 conceded at the Palau Blaugrana in the first round.



EMPORIO ARMANI MILAN: Napier, Shields, Luwawu-Cabarrot, Melli and Voigtmann –possible starting five–; Davies, Thomas, Pangos, Tonut, Baron, Ricci and Hines.

BARÇA: Laprovittola, Satoransky, Kuric, Mirotic and Vesely –possible starting five–; Da Silva, Sanli, Kalinic, Abrines, Higgins, Tobey and Jokubaitis.

–REFEREES: Belosevic, Boltauzer and Vilius.

–PABELLÓN: Milan Forum.

–TIME: 20.30/DAZN.