NEWS | 19/02/2021 | Edu BuenoLaso's men have picked up 5 wins in their last 6 away games (9:00pm CET).
Real Madrid return to Euroleague action in this week's only match - welcome respite with what is sure to be an intense month of March approaching - eleven fixtures, six of them in the continental competition. There are 10 games still to play at this stage, two of which will come before February is out: Valencia Basket and Zalgiris. Real Madrid sit fourth (15-9), 2 wins off the top, and 2 above the final play-off spot, a place which Valencia Basket are also vying for, sitting in tenth and just one win off eighth (12-12).
The two teams have met on three occasions this season, with two victories for Real Madrid; in the League, 78-86, when they posted their best first half of the year, and in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, 85-74, just over a week ago. Ponsarnau's men were the victors in the Euroleague clash at the WiZink Center (77-92). Dominance on the rebound will be key for the madridistas, as will bringing down the hosts' three-point percentages and shackling Dubljevic.
Madrid on fire on the road
Laso's team are on a run of 5 wins in their last 6 away trips, and 7 in 9 (Zalgiris, Crvena Zvezda, Panathinaikos, Olympiacos, Anadolu Efes, Bayern Munich and Alba Berlin). The two defeats came by a single point against CSKA and 2 against Maccabi. Meanwhile, Valencia Basket have been stronger on home soil, where they ended a three-match losing streak last week with an epic double over-time win over CSKA . Tonight, the business end of the competition gets underway.