Coronation time in Berlin, where the curtain falls on the 41st tonight Eurobasket, with two finals. First the small one between Germany and Poland for the bronze (18:15) and of course the big one, which will decide which of the Spain and France will be crowned European champion (21:30).
Spain and France will therefore “clash” in the “Mercedes-Benz Arena” for the top of Europe. The Spaniards celebrated a great victory on Friday against Germany (96-91) and got the… golden ticket.
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Sergio Scariolo’s team is aiming for their fourth gold medal, while if they lose they will win silver for the seventh time. To reach the final, they qualified first from a group with Turkey, Montenegro, Belgium, Georgia and Bulgaria, before overcoming the obstacles of Lithuania (102-94 in extra time), Finland (100-90) and Germany.
As for France, tonight they aim to win their second ever Eurobasket gold medal after the one in Slovenia in 2013. They did not make it easy in the second group, which also included Lithuania, Bosnia, Slovenia and Hungary, having to settle for third place (3-2 record).
And in the knockouts he showed that he is… seven-hearted, celebrating two qualifiers against Turkey (87-86) and Italy (93-85), both in overtime. In the semi-finals, her task was more than easy against Poland, who destroyed her by a margin of 41 points and thus reached the grand final.
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