EuroLeague 1965 Final: Real Madrid’s star Luyk, sweeps away CSKA’s aspirations

por Roberto Anidos publicado en 1965 CSKA Moscow Decade 60 EuroLeague Real Madrid

The competition starts with 25 teams, which will have to pass two previous rounds in a roundtrip format, after which there will be 8 survivors who will play the quarterfinals. CSKA Moscow was exempted from playing them

In the previous round
Real Madrid eliminated Toverit
ASVEL Basket eliminated the IR
The Varese eliminated the Honved
The AEK eliminated the Antwerpse
The OKK eliminated the Alvik
Brno eliminated Chemie Hall
Wisla eliminated Lokomotiv

The quarter-finals, which were played in a round-robin format, pitted REAL MADRID against ASVEL BASKET, OKK against AEK, VARESE against BRNO and CSKA MOSCOW against WISLA.

Real Madrid eliminated ASVEL Basket (65-83); (84-65)
The OKK eliminated the AEK (85-78); (101-84)
The Varese eliminated the Brno (90-84); (72-67)
CSKA eliminated Wisla (62-68); (94-60)

The semi-finals, which were played in a round-robin format, pitted REAL MADRID against OKK and CSKA MOSCOW against VARESE.

Real Madrid eliminated OKK (84-61); (113-96)
CSKA Moscow eliminated Varese (57-58); (69-67)

The final was played in a round-robin format. In the first match we saw a minimal defeat of Real Madrid against a CSKA that did not show the superiority displayed in the same final two seasons ago. The white team missed a great chance to win in Moscow because they were more concerned with the overall score than the match itself. The most dangerous phase came in the 13th minute, when CSKA took their maximum lead (34-21). After Real Madrid’s reaction, the gap narrowed again in the 18th minute (44-40), although the replacement of Sevillano by Descartín and a new Russian pull left the score at 48-40 at half-time. In the second half Real Madrid’s game improved, and after the successive eliminations of Lipso and Korneev had their big chance to win. However, the slow, conciliatory play of the Madrid players made them settle for a minimal defeat that leaves them with hopes for the return match.

*Alachachian – 6p, 2r.
*Travin – 15p, 2r.
*Volnov – 22p, 9r.
*Korneev – 14p, 6r.
*Lipso – 11p, 9r.
Astakhov – 8p, 1r.
Borodin – 10p, 3r.
Zubkov – 2p.

*Sainz – 9p, 2r.
*Sevillano – 4p, 1r.
*Emiliano – 11p.
*Luyk – 30p, 7r.
*Burgess – 17p, 10r.
Descartin – 8p, 1r.
Scott – 2p, 3r.
Durand – 0p.

In the second game the 7-point deficit (88-81) that Real Madrid brought from Moscow was exceeded by twice the margin in the impregnable Fronton «Fiesta Alegre». The Whites employed a successful defensive strategy, with flotation on the rival pivot leaving CSKA’s point guard Alachachian to play unopposed outside the zone. The Armenian player’s performances were not those of a couple of years ago, as he was very slow and fatal on the outside shot. The Soviet team lacked ideas and resources to stop Real Madrid. Vol’nov, their figure and great architect of the triumph in Moscow, was maniatado and was capidisminuido by the personal ones. His exit of the field when committing the fourth personal foul in minute 18 supposed that the white team, that at that moment was losing by two points, escaped in the marker of the hand of Emiliano, so that to the rest Real Madrid already had equalized the eliminatory one (36-29). In the second half, Vol’nov came out again, but soon he lost the fifth staff, so his team buried all its options.

*Sainz – 9p, 1r.
*Sevillano – 1p, 1r.
*Emiliano – 24p, 2r.
*Luyk – 18p, 10r.
*Burgess – 16p, 8r.
Gonzalez – 7p, 2r.
Descartin – 1p, 2r.

*Alachachian – 6p, 2r.
*Astakhov – 8p, 2r.
*Volnov – 8p, 4r.
*Korneev – 11p, 7r.
*Lipso – 6p, 5r.
Borodin – 7p, 3r.
Chechuro – 10p, 2r.
Kulkov – 6p, 1r.
Zubkov – 0p.
Travin – 0p.