By Eurohoops team / email@example.com
Real Madrid got the first Clasico victory of the 2023-24 season in Murcia’s Supercopa Endesa, winning the trophy once more. In the ACB’s third round, Chus Mateo’s team found itself on the victorious end once again, beating Barcelona 86-79.
Vincent Poirier was dominant on the glass for the reigning EuroLeague champs, providing 22 points and 8 rebounds with 9/13 from the field while coming off the bench. Being named MVP in the Supercopa Endesa at the beginning of the season, Facundo Campazzo had 17 points and 5 assists today.
Moreover, trying to fill the gap as Edy Tavares couldn’t be part of the game, the 16-year-old Ismaila Diagne went close to a double-double of 9 points and 8 rebounds, including a thunderous alley-oop.
On Barcelona’s side, Dario Brizuela was his team’s highest scorer with 14 points after being forced to miss basically the whole semifinal of the Supercopa Endesa due to a head injury. Rokas Jokubaitis followed with 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists.
With this victory, Real Madrid reached Basquet Girona and UCAM Murcia up in the ACB standings with an unbeaten 3-0 record. FC Barcelona suffers its first loss of the season in the domestic league, being at 2-1 with Baskonia, Valencia, and Joventut Badalona.
¡QUÉ AUTÉNTICA LOCURA, ISMAILA DIAGNE!
— Liga Endesa (@ACBCOM) October 1, 2023
Liga Endesa 2023-24 Round 3 Results:
Baskonia – Surne Bilbao 92-72
UCAM Murcia – Lenovo Tenerife 80-68
Unicaja Malaga – Valencia Basket 76-82
Joventut Badalona – Gran Canaria 89-75
Coviran Granada – Basquet Girona 91-102
MoraBanc Andorra – Palencia 87-74
Rio Breogan – BAXI Manresa 85-89
Real Madrid – FC Barcelona 86-79
Monbus Obradoiro – Casademont Zaragoza (11/10 at 20:00 CET)
PHOTO CREDIT: ACB