He real Madrid arrives as leader in the Copa del Rey after achieving a very close victory at the Pazo dos Deportes in Lugo, after defeating Breogan by 73-80. The Galicians competed very well against a group of Chus Mateo who had to finish the job in the final minutes, when the game was still not decided.
Is he 19th win in 22 days, some really positive records that can only be overshadowed Unicaja, faithful pursuers of the whites in the table and who have won 17 of his last 18 games in the Endesa League.
Madrid is beginning to show the demands of the calendar
Real Madrid continues to grow this campaign based on victories, confirming itself as big favorite for all the titles that are at stake if they had to be played today. But with the passing of the course, and having already reached 50 games, the brightness is not the same as that exhibited during the first three and a half months of competition, something totally logical seeing the demand for a calendar that gives no respite.
Tavares and Llull’s injuries
During a month of January in which there were more setbacks than expected, Mateo had two absences that were noticed in the team. The one of Edy Tavares, one of the most decisive players on the continent, with an injury to the external lateral ligament of his right ankle, and the lowering of Sergio Llull, afflicted with a plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
They returned in the defeat against Olimpia Milano
These two setbacks came at a bad time, with the Copa del Rey looming. The white club did not accelerate deadlines so that both players arrived at the tournament in the best conditions, and both reappeared on the last day of Euroleaguein which they could not help their team win Olimpia Milano (81-76).
The numbers against Breogán
Against Breogán, the story has been different, and the performance of both players has ended up being decisive: The white captain has gone up to 17 points, scoring five triples in 10 attempts, some, with the seal of the Balearic house. For its part, Tavares has once again taken over the painting, signing 13 points without failure in the field goal and from the personnel line, and capturing six rebounds, four of them offensive.
“Llull and I have made efforts to reach the Cup”
“I’m fine, playing with bandages, but everyone has to be in the Cup, it is a competition that we really like to play in, and both Sergi (Llull) and I have made the effort to return on time”, the center commented to Movistar, after finishing the match. Now, the team returns to Madrid to recover, recharge batteries, and finalize the details before facing a new Cup. On Wednesday they will sleep in Torremolinos in search of a title that has eluded them since 2020.