The basketball players of FC Bayern Munich suffer a setback in the EuroCup. In Istanbul they are clearly in the lead in the first semi-final for a long time.
The basketball players of cup winner Bayern Munich easily lost the victory in the first semi-final of the EuroCup.
At the Turkish club Darüssafaka Istanbul, the Bundesliga leader lost 74:76 (47:30) after a 23-point lead and is now under pressure in the best-of-three series. On Friday (8 pm in the LIVETICKER) the Bavarians have to win their second duel at home to keep their chance in the final.
FC Bayern did not allow any points for the hosts in the first four minutes and were quickly leading very clearly: in their first European semi-final, the guests, for whom national player Danilo Barthel had a face injury with a protective mask, dominated the weak Turks – at least for 20 minutes.
After the page change the picture changed completely. The Bavarians lost their reassuring lead almost completely, at the latest when Istanbul scored 58:61 (29. In the final quarter, Bavaria’s top scorer Jared Cunningham (20 points) defended their narrow lead until the last minute. 0.7 seconds before the end, Stanton Kidd scored a three-point victory for Istanbul.
On Friday the team of coach Sasa Djordjevic has to win. So far this season, the Bavarians have won all ten home games in the EuroCup.