The German champions Bayern München has suffered a downturn in the EuroLeague and conceded his second defeat in the third game.
At FC Barcelona, Munich was defeated 73:83 (36:44), mainly due to a poor start. The 16 points from international Maodo Lo prevented the defeat against the team of the former Bayern coach Svetislav Pesic not.
Pesic's son Marko serves as Managing Director at Bayern and explained in the run-up to the match about his duel with his father: "What I know in any case – that he is still a fan of Bayern Munich in his heart and cheers me on when we play will certainly be more difficult for him than for me. "
Pesic senior was full of praise for his ex-team after the game: "Munich will surprise some teams, the team is very physical."
Bayern are behind after 16 points
Munich, which had forced Greek record champions Panathinaikos Athens 80:79 (40-41) to their knees on Tuesday, was back 16 points early on Thursday (8:24) and ran after that throughout the game.
Although the team of coach Dejan Radonjic came in the meantime back on four counters (45:49), but a weak casting rate and too many mistakes prevented a successful Munich catching up.
Long-time NBA pro Derrick Williams, who made his Bayern debut against Athens, scored six points in just under fifteen minutes – scoring just two of his four-in-three attempts and being completely out of two-point distance.
Barcas Center dominates
In particular, Munich did not get a grip on the Croatian 2.17-meter center Ante Tomic, who scored 18 points for Barcelona. On top of that, he contributed five rebounds and five assists to the success of the Catalans.
Bavaria has hardly enough time to recover – already on Sunday (6 pm) the Bundesliga top match against the Telekom Baskets Bonn is scheduled for the Audi Dome in Munich. Both are unbeaten in the league.
The game in shorthand:
FC Barcelona – Bayern Munich 83:73 (44:36)
Best bowlers: Tomic (18), Singleton (15), Pangos (12), Blazic (11), Oriola (10) for Barcelona – Lo (16), Lucic (12), Barthel (11) for Munich