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Real Madrid-UCAM Murcia: LaLiga returns to the WiZink Center

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NEWS | 29/09/2019 | Edu Bueno

The Whites will be seeking their second win as they play their first match in front of the home fans (8:00pm CEST).
Three months after Carroll's triple clinched a 2-0 in the final against Barça and with another two trophies in the cabinet (LaLiga and Super Cup), Real Madrid return to the WiZink Center in domestic league competition, having won the curtain-raiser just 48 hours ago at Joventut de Badalona (66-88). Tonight they host UCAM Murcia, who also won their first game but have never picked up a point on their 23 visits to the madridista court. Prior to the match, there will be a special moment as the champions are set to share the Super Cup 2019 title they won against Barça with the fans.

It's the second game of a double-header this week, with four in nine days to start the season (Fenerbahçe and Tenerife await this week). Following a demanding trip on Friday, today's game will surely work the Whites' deep squad to its full. Both sides come into the clash at 1-0, after great performances against Joventut and Betis on match day one. There are five players for Real Madrid on double digits in PIR, six for UCAM Murcia, led by Carroll (17 points) on one side and Booker on the other (24).

The champions will share the Super Cup trophy with the fans prior to the game.

The Whites will be boosted by prior meetings between the two teams - 23 Real Madrid wins on 23 UCAM Murcia visits. Last season's best coach, Pablo Laso, knows victory lies in “maintaining the energy we showed in Badalona”. They'll be up against a team with superb point-scoring prowess (netted 90 against Betis) and physical power. Booker, Luz and Lecomte make up a trio of assured guards , while on the inside they possess versatility, talent and strength with Sakota, Hunt, Tumba, Eddie and former madridista Radoncic.

Last game before Euroleague opener
Tonight will also be a good test ahead of what promises to be an extremely tough Euroleague campaign. First up, is Fenerbahçe with Obradovic and De Colo, among others. Next Thursday at the WiZink Center (9:00pm CEST). But for now, it's all eyes on a second League victory.