Real Madrid chokes on the greats: 2-8

Madrid and Barça reach the fourth Clásico of the season (2-1 for the Catalans) tied on allexcept in the Super Cup, which was won by the whites. Both match at the head of the ACB (14-3 balance), although with better average overall for the Royal, and the same thing happens in the Euroleague (13-7).

Between the League and Europe, each one has won 27 games and lost 10; however, what differentiates them is the waywho can be won and with what rival can not. The conclusion in advance It would be that Madrid chokes powerful and Barça is more irregular against theoretically inferior opponents. Let’s see it: if we reduced the games to those played with the first four of the ACB (Madrid, Barça, Lenovo Tenerife and Baskonia) and with the first seven of the Euroleague (Olympiacos, Madrid, Fenerbahçe, Barça, Zalgiris, AS Monaco and Baskonia), the two would have ten games played; but, while the balance of Jasikevicius’ men would be 8-2 against potentates, the one of those of Chus Mateo would not pass from 2-8. just.

The whites have only beaten Tenerife in the upper part of the ACB (defeats with Barça at the Palace and Baskonia in Vitoria) and in Europe at Fenerbahçe in Istanbul, but they have lost in their two duels with Olympiacos, again with Barça and Baskonia, both out, and with Zalgiris in Kaunas and Monaco in Madrid. A weak baggage against the best, which becomes a fantastic 25-2 against the rest of the rivalswith whom he has only encountered once in Spain (in Zaragoza) and another in the Euroleague (Virtus at WiZink).

A very different trajectory to the azulgrana, who is 3-0 with those at the top in the Endesa League and 5-2 with the chosen in the Euroleague (they fell at the Palau with Olympiacos and at Kaunas by one point) for that 8-2 set. The contrast is great. The culés get more confused against theoretically less powerful opponents, which is why Jasikevicius insists on demanding that his players be “more consistent”. In the classification with those below (somewhat relative in the Euroleague) his balance is 19-8 (remember the 25-2 meringue). Only in the Euroleague is it 8-5 (12-1 Real). Perhaps the Lithuanian coach is somewhat right about that “not knowing kill the parties”. “We need more consistency to win things. We can beat anyone, but, unfortunately, we have shown that we can fall to anyone”, he said yesterday.

Madrid, on the other hand, has only suffered an unexpected bump (Zaragoza), but must give the chest in the following commitments of maximum demandstarting with today.

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