09/12/2021 at 1:30 AM CEST
Real Madrid will be in the final of the Super Cup 2021 after defeating Lenovo Tenerife 70-72 in a match dominated by the Tenerife team, but which ended up winning the team led by Pablo Laso who reached the final stretch of the clash better.
The Tenerife team put heart, intensity and good play for almost three quarters, but he lacked maintaining that intensity in the last ten minutes to try to reach the final.
Barça and Real Madrid, who also played the final last season and, precisely on this stage, will repeat at Santiago Martín in search of his first title of the season.
Good first part of Lenovo Tenerife that knew how to keep Real Madrid at bay from the beginning. The island team put heart and wisdom and that led him to dominate the shock and get to be placed with important advantages in the electronic.
Laso adjusted the markings on the Canaristas bases and pivots, but initially it was Sulejmanovic and Sastre who were doing the most damage to the rival defense.
The Lenovo Tenerife was together much more focused and with the rotations a change in the equipment was not noticed. The truth is Real Madrid lacked success, but above all to control the game more, especially in the base position. He lacked balance and although Poirier started well, Shermadini’s entrance took away his prominence.
Lenovo Tenerife continued to do its thing and little by little it was expanding its advantage on the scoreboard, arriving with a difference of seven points at the end of the first quarter (21-14).
The Tenerife team grew. He saw that he had a chance to keep increasing distance in electronic and he kept trying. Failures in the white team in attack and local success that meant that already in the 15th minute the differences were up to 10 points (30-20), maximum so far.
Although Real Madrid, tightened the first line well to not let the local bases play calmly, Lenovo Tenerife threw arguments and desire to continue dominating at halftime (37-31).
Very tactical game by the two coaches but it was Txus Vidorreta who seemed to win the game over his partner, although the differences on the scoreboard were less and less.
Hanga would score a triple to warn the rival that there was still a game left (45-40, min.25) and the Tenerife coach put Huertas and Shermadini back on the court.
The third quarter was reached with a five-point advantage for the aurinegros (53-48) and a game still without a clear winner.
Real Madrid would put one more gear at the beginning of the last quarter and Williams Goss would give it that boost that the white team needs. The Madrid base would put the 53-54 and Pablo Laso’s team would go back to the front that they did not do from 2-4.
Important attacks for the two formations. Shermadini would make it 55-54, but Yabusele, first and Williams Goss, later, they would put their team with a four-point lead (55-59).
Couseur would become an important man for Real Madrid in the final minutes, even more so when Poirier and Tavares were already out for personal reasons. The Frenchman would score five consecutive points (59-64) and although Gio Shermadini did not fail in his attempts (65-67), a triple by Hanga (67-70) would bring victory closer to his team than he knew, in that minute than was missing, keep the difference.
Lenovo Tenerife 70 (21 + 16 + 16 + 17). Fitipaldo (3), Sastre (2), Doornekamp (3), Sulejmanovic (11), Guerra (8) –initial-, Huertas (13), Salin (6), Rodríguez (-), Shermadini (21) and Wiltjer ( 3).
Real Madrid 72 (14 + 17 + 17 + 24). Heurtel (9), Couseur (12), Hanga (8), Yabusele (15), Poirier (6) -initial-, Fernández (2), Llull (2), Tavares (4), Taylor (2) and Williams Goss (12)
Referees: Conde, Calatrava and Padrós. They indicated technique to Tavares (min.25), Real Madrid coach, Pablo Laso (min.28), and Lenovo Tenerife coach, Txus Vidorreta (min.37). Poirier (min.34) and Tavares (min.37) were eliminated for fouls.
Incidents: Second semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup, played at the Santiago Martín Sports Pavilion, before some 2,500 people.