Champions League: Benfica loses at home and goes on to ‘play’ – Basketball

Benfica was defeated this Tuesday by the French crew from Llemotges, by 79-59, within the sixth and final day of Group F of the Champions League. With this consequence, the Eagles drop to second place (Manresa received in Riga by 82-80 and completed at the highest) and lose direct entry to the following part of the competitors, having to play a playin to get there to the primary 16 classifieds. the Champions League.

Benfica entered at full velocity and compelled the French coach to cease the sport at 17-12, the results of the nice begin of the crew led by Norberto Alves. Terrell Carter, with 13 factors, dominated on offense. The French reacted after the break and the primary quarter resulted in a tie (17-17), with president Rui Costa very attentive on the bench, in addition to nationwide coach Mário Gomes.


The Limoges assistant after the victory in Luz:

In the second quarter, Benfica took a valuable lead of 5 factors (24-19) and then seven (29-22), with José Silva changing the primary triple of the leagues of the assembly. The supervisor of Limoges didn’t like what he noticed and stopped the sport 5 minutes earlier than the break, with out Grayon Graves, who left with again complaints. With Carter already with three fouls, Norberto Alves had to guess extra on the German heart Zirbes and the offensive efficiency beneath the desk didn’t lower and the eagles reached a 9-level benefit (37-28), the results of a triple from Betinho Gomes, who then shone in protection with a implausible sort out. At the break, Toney Douglas led Benfica by an unprecedented 10 factors (40-30) and the Portuguese crew went into the break profitable 40-32, in 1 / 4 by which they dominated by 23-15.

The second half started with an important begin by the French, who went on a 7-0 run and supported the rating (40-39). The change got here quickly after, with Hawkins placing Limoges forward 44-42, forcing Norberto Alves to cease the sport instantly because the opposition went on a 12-2 run. But Benfica was misplaced on the sphere on this part and couldn’t discover options to cease Limoges who, with an unbelievable 25-5 run on this third quarter, entered the ultimate interval forward by an surprising 12 level distinction ( 57-45). ).

With a lowered degree of confidence, Benfica tried to react within the fourth interval however Limoges didn’t decrease their guard and reached a 20-level benefit (65-45). The eagles nonetheless lowered the distinction to 14 factors (52-66) however Limoges responded instantly and returned to the 2 dozen factors benefit (73-52).

On a person degree, Terrell Carter completed because the Eagles’ prime scorer (15 factors). On the French facet, Bryce Jones was the MVP with 26 factors. see the sheet right here??

The subsequent part of the Champions League brings collectively the highest 16 groups (the group winners be a part of the eight play-in winners), divided into 4 teams: the primary and second positioned groups advance to the quarter-finals.

To attain the second group stage of the Champions League, Benfica will now have to play within the play-in at the start of January, between the second and third positioned groups. Having completed second in Group F, Benfica will face Turkey’s Darüssafaka from Istanbul: the primary leg shall be performed on January 3/4 at Luz and the second on January 10/11. If a 3rd tiebreaker is required, Benfica can have a home issue on January 17/18.

The Eagles’ subsequent recreation is scheduled for Friday, towards FC Porto.


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