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MoraBanc Andorra v Real Madrid: in search of third final-phase win

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NEWS | 24/06/2020 | Rodrigo Salamanca

The Whites head into their fourth game of the tournament vying to book a semi-final spot (6:30pm CET).
Real Madrid returns to La Fonteta to take on MoraBanc Andorra in the fourth game of the final phase of the league season (6:30pm CET). The Whites face a key penultimate round of games, in which they will aim to record a third win and edge closer to the semis. In their next match-up, Laso's men will face off against 
Zaragoza, who is already mathematically eliminated.

The madridistas come into the match on the back of victory over Valencia Basket (95-90) in which Campazzo was on brilliant form. The Argentine posted his best performance in a Whites' shirt with a PIR of 42 and a points record of 29. Of the games played so far in Valencia, another player to have caught the eye is Tavares, who has a PIR of 20 and 8.7 rebounds per game, and Carroll, who has averaged 13 points. In the sides' last meeting, Real Madrid claimed a 91-60 win.

The opposition
MoraBanc Andorra will be bidding to record a second straight win and make the Group B standings even more congested. The Andorrans lost to Valencia and Gran Canaria, but won last time out against Zaragoza, a match in which they set a club record for points scored (113). Todorovic has been the team's most prolific player in the final phase, sinking 16.3 points per match.

Real Madrid downed Andorra in a 91-60 win in the sides' last match-up.

The madridistas will pit their wits against a team whose main strengths are their physical attributes and offensive talent, although they're also a force in defense, where they lie fifth in the rebound and steal charts. Ibon Navarro's charges were at their best against Zaragoza, where they recorded the highest points return in the club's history (103 points), thanks to an inspired Todorovic (26). It will also be important that Madrid shackle Hannah, Musli and Senglin; Diagne, the team's starting center, is set to miss out.
 
As for Real Madrid, the team's defensive work and accuracy in the zone are proving to be the highlights of the team's play. Special mention goes to Campazzo, who produced his best points return (29 points) and PIR score (42) against Valencia and it is vital that he again stars this evening. Meanwhile, Carroll (13) and Tavares (8.6 rebounds) are another two key cogs in the fine team performances being produced by Laso's side.

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