Munich (AP) – In the Euroleague it is not yet as hoped for the basketball players of FC Bayern Munich, national remains the German champions but also this year the measure of all things.
The Bayern brought with a 91:79 (42:40) in the home game against medi Bayreuth the seventh victory in the seventh Bundesliga game and remain as the league's only undefeated team leaders.
No 48 hours after the disappointing 56:82 defeat in the Euroleague near Valencia, the team coached by Dejan Radonjic was not tired, but the Munich could not settle decisively throughout the first half. "We wanted to defend better after the break and I think we looked in the second half then better," said Bavaria's top scorer Paul Zipser (20 points) at Magentasport. Only shortly before the end of the third quarter, the Munich for the first time double-digit lead (62:52) and did not give this until the end.
In the Bundesliga, the German champions are so early in the season again at the top, in the showdown with the European elite in the Euroleague in the current balance of 3: 5 victories but urgently needed to achieve their big goal quarter-finals. "We have a very important week ahead of us, we have to react now after the defeat (against Valencia) which will be tough, but I think we can do it", Spis said about Greece's home games against Olympiakos Piraeus on Tuesday and Panathinaikos Athens on Friday.
The second German Euroleague participant Alba Berlin defeated the MHP giant Ludwigsburg in the pursuit duel with 77:81 (44:35) and remains fourth after the second season defeat. The worst Bayern hunters are now Ludwigsburg and Brose Bamberg, each with only one defeat.
Already on Saturday evening Rasta Vechta celebrated an incredible victory. The team of coach Pedro Calles was in the home game against the LOwen Braunschweig in the third quarter with 27 points back, but started in the final section, a furious chase and crowned this to 106: 103 -success. "I think we all agree that history has just been written in the Rasta Dome," said Calles.