Champions League 2020 Final: San Pablo Burgos, land and touch the glory

por Roberto Anidos publicado en 2020 AEK Athens Burgos Champions League Competitions FIBA Decade 2020

Because of the coronavirus, the BCL stopped the competition and decided to play a final 8 months later in Athens. In the final, the San Pablo Burgos, in the first opportunity in its history to win a European title, clearly beat the AEK Athens by (85-74)

Hapoel Jerusalem 65 – San Pablo Burgos 92
Turk Telekom 82 – Dijon 83
Nymburk 82 – AEK Athens 94
Zaragoza 87 – Tenerife 81

San Pablo Burgos 81 – Dijon 67
AEK Athens 99 – Zaragoza 75

AEK Athens began the final with more success and this allowed them to dominate the first minutes (14-24), but from here the second quarter was fatal for the Greeks, with St. Paul dominating each and every action, which allowed them to reach the break with a clear (49-36) and a clearer (68-49) 10 minutes to go.

With these rents the San Pablo only had to play with the clock until the final horn, and live a very special sensation, that of winning the first continental title in its history.

San Pablo Burgos 85
*Renfroe – 11p, 4r
*Venite – 11p, 3a
*Rabaseda – 5p, 1a
*Rivero – 2p, 4r
*Kravic – 1p, 11r
Cook – 15p, 4a
McFadden – 18p, 6r, 5a
Salvo – 12p, 3r
Horton – 8p, 3r
Sakho – 2p, 3r

AEK Athens 74
*Gkikas – 5p, 5a
*Langford – 11p, 4r
*Jankovic – 1p, 2a
*Chrysikopoulos – 8p, 2r
*Moreira – 5p, 7r
Zisis – 4p
Rice – 17p, 4a
Lojeski – 9p
Maciulis – 6p, 3r
Slaughter – 8p, 2r
Rogkavopoulos – 0p