The Red Star surprises Real Madrid


By CAPosts 18 January, 2021 - 02:43pm 74 views

The Red Star of Belgrade surprised Real Madrid and won the WiZink Center after resisting the siege of the whites in a fast-paced finish. The Serbian team moved into a 12-point lead with seven minutes to go but, rushing the comeback options, Carroll had the last ball to try to force extra time. The launch failed and Madrid were left without their goal and also without Rudy Fernández. The international forward, captain of the world champion Spain, had to leave the game between ostensible gestures of pain after hitting an ugly side in full Madrid charge (in the review the referees pointed out Lazic's unsportsmanlike behavior). The martyrdom of the back, which he has had to undergo three times throughout his career (in 2009, 2012 and 2015), reappears for Rudy at the age of 35 . Laso asks the medical party for mercy so that the blow is not serious in a season of marches and injuries to his team. “It is difficult to assess it hot now. They have to test him tomorrow, but hopefully it will only be left with a strong blow ", explained the Madrid coach in the press room. Rudy left, aided by the physios, hunched and slow, unable to straighten up. The most worrying image for Madrid beyond the defeat

In its constant reinvention, Madrid weakened 11 days ago against Milan del Chacho and, after the triumph in Munich against Bayern, they repeated another match at home. The Red Star took advantage of it to take the spoils of the Palace in the match of the 19th match postponed last week when, due to the consequences of the storm Filomena , the Serbian team did not receive permission to land in Barajas. Corey Walden first and Ognjen Dobric later portrayed a Madrid against foot that did not reach the final outburst of pride to compensate for their bad afternoon. The staging of Walden's Red Star improved that of Tavares' Madrid ( only 9 points and 9 rebounds this time; again more than half an hour on the court). The American guard-guard took advantage of the Madrid thicket to take a run with 10 points in a jiffy that upset the Whites' game plan. Laprovittola's contribution (10 assists) temporarily tempered his team and the score went from 9-16 in the 6th minute to 21-21 a little later. But the points came before the sensations and the locals did not finish recovering from that start off against an unknown rival.

Red Star had little to do with the one that Madrid defeated with suffering on November 13 in Belgrade (67 -73). Dejan Radonjic took over from Sasa Obradovic, Quino Colom arrived to lend his shoulder after vindicating himself by heading to the Spain of the windows and Walden took over the plenipotentiary role that Jordan Loyd managed, now out of action. With 16 points in his first 11 minutes on the court, Walden unleashed optimism in the Serbian team and doubts in the Madrid side. Not even Rudy's success from the perimeter, with two consecutive triples, prevented the visitors from going to rest with better numbers and sensations (40-45, m. 20). "We are not able to run and we have to increase the pace and intensity," acknowledged Laprovittola in the intermission. “We have conceded a lot of easy shots. We have to apply ourselves in defense. We are one step behind in everything and we have to improve the rhythm and intensity, ”Laso reiterated. The amendment purpose did not work and the situation worsened with the passage of minutes to 58-70 with seven remaining. The emergency plan was activated by tightening the pressure lines, organizing a 1-2-2 zone defense and recruiting Rudy as four with Tavares. But the final epic was not enough. Madrid lost the match and Rudy.

Source: Elpais

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