Sunday’s European Championship final will be a classic match between France and Spain. France was too strong for Poland in the first semi-final in Berlin: 95-54. World champion Spain lost to Belgium in the group stage, and narrowly missed hosts Germany, 96-91. Poland and Germany are vying for the bronze medal.
France crushes Poland
The stadium in Germany was filled with this clash between France and Poland. The Poles had somewhat surprisingly dispatched Slovenia’s Luka Doncic in the previous round, but they seem unable to find that high level anymore.
In the first half, she was already in debt from 34 to 18, but then France completely withdrew. He made it a 95-54 win. In France, there was plenty of extravagance with Rudi Joubert, Mustapha Vall and Yvan Fournier, but it was Gershon Yabousel who played the most in the spotlight. DrThe 26-year-old striker was the most productive Frenchman with 22 points.
The Frenchman reached the last round of the European Championship 2013 in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. In the final, she defeated Lithuania 80-66. Nine years later, she has a chance again to win the gold medal.
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World champion Spain keeps the host country out of the final
Spain, world champions in 2019, but in a complete rebuilding situation, can count on Lorenzo Braun, who has been naturalized specifically for this tournament. With his 29 points, he crushed Germany’s last hope.
The Germans took a 77-70 lead in the fourth quarter, but the 14,000 enthusiastic fans in Berlin and 30-point keeper Dennis Schroeder couldn’t stop the turn. Cunningly, Spain prevented another German final, 17 years after the last time, when Dirk Nowitzki was still in the game.
Spain is a three-time European champion (2009, 2011 and 2015) and world champion, however, 8 out of the 12 players made their debut in a major tournament. So Italian coach Sergio Scarello offers a real trick. However, based on his championship, Germany deserves the final.
Spain, who lost to the Belgian Lions in the group stage, reached the final of the European Championship for the tenth time. In 2011, France and Spain also played the European Championship final, then Spain led by Pau Gasol beat France’s Tony Parker for its first international title.
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