Darüssafaka Benfica Champions League


Champions League
sport 2
from play-in
(after additional time)
Darüssafaka 83
Benfica 72
1st Q 2nd Q third Q 4th Q 1st Prol.
18-24 35-42 55-53 68-68 83-72

The basketball crew Benfica misplaced this Wednesday, January 11, to Darüssafaka, on the Volkswagen Arena, in Turkey, by 83-72, within the 2nd sport of the Champions League play-in. The Reds capitulated in additional time and are out of the competitors.

It was one thankless defeat for the crew coached by Norberto Alves. The nationwide champions entered the Volkswagen Arena very properly and posed many difficulties for the Turkish crew, who knew prematurely {that a} win would put them by way of to the subsequent part.

Aggressive in defence, Benfica pressured Darüssafaka into errors (Sept rotations within the 1st interval) and with slightly extra discernment they may have closed the tip with a wider lead.

Successful within the exterior sport and powerful within the paint, the reds closed the primary 10 minutes to win by 18-24.

The 2nd interval was not so properly performed by each groups, with the defenses of each groups bettering it. Always in entrance of the scoreboard, Benfica was once more superior at half-time (17-18) and returned to the cubicles to win 35-42..

The second half noticed a special Darüssafaka on the sphere, for the higher. The Benfica followers began properly, dedicated to not repeat a nasty begin to the second half (deadly within the match with Limoges), nonetheless, after gaining a 10-point lead, they noticed the coach of the Turkish crew name for a time-out, which proved decisive.

The residence crew went on a 13-point run, taking the rating from 40-50 to 53-50.. This time, Benfica faltered, however didn’t fall and, customized, leveled the dispute. Despite the unfavorable partial of 20-11 within the third quarter, the Reds entered the ultimate half of the sport trailing by solely two factors (55-53).

Terrell Carter

Fighting for his or her lives within the competitors, Benfica (with loads of sport to go Tony Douglas) received a partial once more (13-15) and had within the final seconds the possibility to win the match and convey the choice to Luz.

Perhaps there was an absence of better readability in the previous couple of secondsand the launch of Ivan Almeida, on the final second, was unsuccessful. 68-68 on the finish of regulation 40 minutes and the the sport went to extra time.

Perhaps shocked by the missed likelihood to settle the dispute within the remaining seconds, Benfica couldn’t overcome the sturdy Turkish aspect and ended up dropping by 83-72.

A consequence that dictates the elimination of Benfica from the Champions League. A defeat with a bitter aftertaste, however which under no circumstances erases the superb picture that the nationwide champion left within the competitors.

It was one unbelievable work of the crew educated by Norberto Alves, who leaves the competitors with out having ever misplaced away from residence within the regulation 40 minutes. they had been courageous!

Norberto Alves


Norberto Alves (Benfica coach): “We had good possibilities to win this sport. There had been some particulars that went fallacious in the previous couple of possessions. In extra time we did not do some issues we must always have finished, some pictures had been dangerous selections. Generally talking, within the five-for-five we had an excellent sport. protection towards a proficient crew, which performs in a extra aggressive league than ours. I’m happy with my gamers as a result of it is the primary time we play on this competitors. We really feel they will compete with these groups and win the video games.”

Toney Douglas (Benfica base): “We had an opportunity to win the sport. Some particulars all through the sport did not go properly, however total we gave every little thing we had on the pitch. It’s a little bit of a cross, however now now we have to maneuver on and enhance. He can.”

Tony Douglas

(after additional time)
volkswagen area
Benfica is the beginning 5
Aaron Broussard, Toney Douglas, Makram Ben Romdhane, Terrell Carter and Ivan Almeida
José Barbosa, Tomás Barroso, James Ellisor, Diogo Gameiro, Betinho Gomes and Maik Zirbes
Darüssafaka is the beginning 5
Gabriel Olaseni, Ercan Osmani, Markel Starkes, Dogus Özdemiroglu and Akwasi Yeboah
Eray Buyukcangaz, Can Korkmaz, Canberk Kus, Wayne McCullough, Lloyd Pandi, Hakan Sayili and Kilicarslan Senkahya
1st bed room 2nd bed room third time period 4th quarter 1st professional.
18-24 35-42 55-53 68-68 83-72
Benfica scorers
Toney Douglas (20), Betinho Gomes (13), Ivan Almeida (11), Terrell Carter (9), Aaron Broussard (7), Maik Zirbes (6), Makram Ben Romdhane (4) and James Ellisor (2)

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