EuroBasket: Spain – Finland match summary


In this first meeting of the quarter-finals, two teams considered outside this year face each other. On the one hand, Spain is seeking to reach the eleventh consecutive semi-final in one of the European championships, despite having a smaller team than in the past, and on the other hand, Finland, which has not reached the top eight since 1967.

Finland’s masterpiece at the beginning

Finland had the best start, with a particularly successful first quarter. “Susigeni” is already presenting master class From team play from the first season, with 30 points in ten minutes (19 for Spain), with 11 shots for 10 assists, and ten different players scored at least once. They even planted a basket at the 15-meter-tall bell!

As Sergio Scarello had feared before the match, the Spanish selection, whose first quarter was very slow (8/21 in shots, 6 losing balls), was soon confused with the Finnish “shouting basket” that ran in the transition, moving the ball very smoothly In the half – the playing field and therefore offers several open shots behind the arc (4/6).

The Spanish coach, in search of solutions, then bets on the defense of the area when the second quarter begins, to stop the Finnish foreign title. A pick with mixed success, because if Spain definitely wins in the quarter (24-22), they still receive three additional award-winning shots and suffer a run for Laurie Markanen, conservative during the first quarter before finding your rhythm near the circuit.

At the break there is still a nine-point difference (52-43), and Finland appears to be taking the lead.

Roja jet-powered aircraft

Except that Spain is always, certainly less flashy than the one that has hovered over Europe for the past twenty years, and does not abdicate so easily.

Returning from the locker room, coach Scarello’s players switched to fifth gear and signed their first real attacking feat in this meeting: 17-7 in four minutes to pass in front of the scoreboard (60-59), under the impulse of the Hernangomez brothers dwelling on the desire to join the four Last.

In all, the third quarter is finally the highlight for Roja, who won by 30 to 15, thus entering the last quarter with Pushing force Favorable (73-67). During these ten minutes, Finland has lost the magic of its collective first half, like its complete loss of the ball exploding and approaching fifteen units…

Eternal Rudy Fernandez intervenes

For a few minutes in the final quarter, we see a cross between the two countries, and we tell ourselves that Lauri Markkanen, who still signs a great performance (28 points and 11 rebounds), will save the game. A possible scenario was soon thrown into oblivion by Spain, and in particular by Rudi Fernandez.

The veteran of the Spanish selection has linked several important actions, including two award-winning shots at crucial moments at the end of the match.

At the end of an amazing second half (57 points scored), Spain thus advances their eleventh consecutive semi-final match in Euro! For their part, the Finns took home the trophies after a very good campaign, which XXL wore by Lauri Markkanen throughout the tournament. Even if they regretted their dip in the third quarter, after taking a 16-point lead in the first period…

In the first semi-final of the European Basketball Championship, Sergio Scarello and his men will face the winner of the second meeting of the evening between hosts Germany and Greece, Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Spain shots bounce
players minimum 2 points 3 points LF About Dave early pd Ceremony Int baby CT points
Lorenzo Brown 27:22 4/7 0/2 2/2 1 3 4 11 1 2 4 0 10
Jaime Pradella 09:06 0/1 1/1 0/0 0 2 2 1 4 0 1 0 3
Rudy Fernandez 18:11 1/2 3/5 0/0 0 1 1 1 1 5 0 0 11
Xabi Lopez Arostegui 23:11 0/0 0/3 2/2 1 0 1 3 1 2 1 0 2
Jamie Fernandez 04:31 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Dario Brizuela 17:34 4/6 2/6 0/1 0 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 14
Alberto Diaz 17:16 0/0 2/4 0/0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 6
Sebastian Size
Willie Hernangómez 24:28 10/13 0/0 7/8 2 3 5 0 2 0 1 1 27
Usman Garuba 15:32 2/4 1/1 0/0 4 2 6 3 4 1 0 1 7
Juancho Hernángómez 26:02 3/4 2/7 3/3 1 3 4 1 3 1 0 0 15th
Joel Barra 16:47 1/2 1/4 0/0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 5
Finnish shots bounce
players minimum 2 points 3 points LF About Dave early pd Ceremony Int baby CT points
Miro Little 13:31 0/0 1/1 3/4 0 1 1 6 0 0 3 0 6
Sean Huff 14:15 1/1 1/2 0/0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 5
Sasso Saleen 30:12 2/2 2/5 1/2 0 3 3 1 1 0 2 0 11
Petri Kuponen 14:14 0/0 1/1 0/0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Henry Cantonen 12:30 0/1 0/2 0/0 0 3 3 2 0 0 2 0 0
Mikael Jantunen 24:22 4/6 2/3 4/5 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 0 18
Elias Valtonen 19:06 2/4 0/0 0/0 3 2 5 1 3 0 2 2 4
Alexander Madsen 14:50 4/5 0/0 5/6 2 1 3 3 5 1 1 1 13
Edon McConaughey 22:18 1/3 0/3 0/0 2 1 3 4 3 0 5 0 2
Laurie Markanen 34:42 8/12 2/5 6/7 0 11 11 3 1 2 1 0 28
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