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Euroleague: Monaco and ASVEL are in doubt
He was working for ASVEL this week. Three matches and as many defeats, including two at home on the European stage. On Wednesday, Villeurbannais did not go far with a second exploit against the Barcelona armada, but it cracked at the end of the match. In a different scenario, ASVEL lost to Valencia two nights later. After a crazy turnaround, Nando de Colo and his teammates couldn’t finish the job. The results in Monaco are mixed. The sudden victory over Olympiakos quickly overshadowed the defeat in Belgrade. “Red Star” taught the formation of Sasa Obradovic.
BCL play-ins: Dijon and Limoges will play a decisive match
The second week of BCL games kept a bad scenario for JDA Dijon at the Peristeri square. Facing Sylvain Francisco, Nenad Markovic’s men almost got the job done and won their series. Unfortunately, they fall short in extra time and will need to win at home to continue their adventure in the BCL. After the defeat in Germany in Limoges, it was necessary to carry out rescue operations. Nicolas Lange and his soldiers did so without mercy, ravaging Ludwigsburg. A decisive match for the two French teams on January 18.
Leaders Cup ahead
The first stage of the Betclic Elite season is about to end. At the end of the ASVEL – Le Mans meeting of the 17th day of the championship, the eight participants of the Leaders’ Cup will be known. With ASVEL’s latest defeat against Boulogne-Levallois earlier in the week, five teams are fighting for the four available spots in Saint-Chamond. Villeurbannais is in the same basket as Bourg, Limoges, Le Mans and Strasbourg, which are the worst on board for tickets.
Full box for French women on the European stage
Basket Landes and Bourges teams won at home in Euroleague. Landais beat Salamanca after extra time, thanks to a brace from Marine Fauthoux. At the same time, the tango won Iliana Rupert’s Virtus Bologna. Charleville and Villeneuve d’Ascq qualified for the last 16 of the European Cup on Tuesday, along with Angers, Lattes-Monteplier and ASVEL. Dominique Malonga featured in Lyon’s win with 23 points and 8 rebounds.
European Cup: Paris and Bourg continue their rise
To be restored in 2023, the European Cup continues to smile on the two French teams participating in the competition. Paris Basketball made a strong impression on Carpentier by dominating Ankara and its Frenchman Axel Bouteille. The next day, JL Bourg was suddenly superior to Cluj-Napoca. Bressans are first in their group and Ile-de-France are second. The qualification for the playoffs – among the top 8 – is almost decided.
The beginning of the year rhymes with new arrivals!
Both teams of the Euroleague will face reinforcements. ASVEL is preparing to accept Dee Bost, the well-known former leader of the French championship and “Galatasaray” released. AS Monaco are set to sign Chima Moneke to strengthen their racket, thus confirming the sacking of Adrien Moerman from Team Roca. In the second part of the Betclic Elite ranking, young leader Rudy Demahis-Ballou joins Fos-sur-Mer as a medical freelancer for Milan Barbitch. Earlier in the week, we learned that Elan Béarnais had mobilized his partners to offer Rickey McGill.
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