While the Palau roared after the victory in the last breath against the eternal rival, indignation reigned on the opposite side. Barcelona had leveled the ACB final thanks to a dubious foul by Tavares on Higgins in the final seconds of the match; The American went to the personal line and, don't worry, he didn't make a mistake.
That foul unleashed the demons in Real Madrid; It was the straw that broke his patience. Because shortly before, in the middle of the last quarter, the referees had not seen a slap by Davies on Causeur's face while the Barcelona center posted on the shooting guard. What's more, one of the referees accused Fabien of having jumped. The play ended in technique for Deck.
Lorenzo Sanz, son of the former president of Real Madrid, described what happened as embarrassing, while the same club titled his defeat thus: "Ours lose the second game with a controversial arbitration." The series, more irascible and open than ever, now travels to Madrid, where both teams meet again this Friday (9:00 p.m., Let's go).
"Despite the anger for having conceded this defeat, we are ambitious and I like that, it shows our character and surely the injury of not being able to take this second game will lead us to play better the next one", said Chus Mateo, head coach of Real Madrid in Laso's absence, at the press conference after the match.
For his part, the Barça coach, Sarunas Jasikevicius, pointed out: “Why not win in Madrid? We must fight to the death, with blood if we are looking for big words. This is so. You have to die in the field, there is no other. We are all touched, Barça and Madrid, the people are very tired and whoever has more courage and a cool head will survive.