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81-78: EuroLeague junior champions!


REPORT | 06/06/2021

Real Madrid beat Barcelona in over-time in the final in Valencia to get their hands on the title for the third time.
  • Adidas Next Generation Tournament
  • Final
  • Sun, 06 Jun
Real Madrid's Junior basketball team have been crowned champions at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament, the Euroleague equivalent for their age-group, beating FC Barcelona 81-78 in the final. The 40 minutes came to a close with a tie at 73, but our team triumphed in over-time to pick up the trophy for the third time, following victory in 2015 and 2019. Garuba, Kostadinov and Ndiaye were Real Madrid top performers.

The game began with a 0-6 run in the azulgranas' favour, before Madrid responded with 7 successive points of their own in an evenly matched first quarter which closed out in a tie (17-17). The Whites began the stronger of the two teams in the second period, and an Urban Klavzar triple gave the youth team a first significant lead (27-19). Half-time came around with the madridistas seven points up (38-31).

After the restart, Madrid extended their advantage to 10 points halfway through the third quarter(46-36) but Barcelona responded to bring the scorers to 49-46. Points for Ndiaye, Kostadinov and Klavzar put the Whites at +4 at the end of the quarter (60-56). It would all come down to the fourth period, and a 0-9 run for Barcelona made life difficult immediately (60-65). Madrid called a timeout and reacted superbly with a Kostadinov triple putting them back in front once more. Barcelona headed into the final seconds 2 points clear but Veesaar's bucket took the game to over-time (73-73). The madridistas' superior accuracy in the added period was enough to see them get their hands on the Euroleague trophy (81-78).