Even in the prestige duel at FC Bayern Munich, Alba Berlin was unable to break the spell despite a committed performance and, after a compulsory Corona break of more than two weeks, conceded the fifth defeat in a row. The German champions lost the gripping EuroLeague main round game in the Audi Dome 56:62 (24:26).
Thanks to the decision of the Bavarian state government to allow fans in the arena, tickets could be sold again for the first time this year.
The 1346 visitors saw an open first half, but Alba pulled away after the break with a 14-1 run.
The Bavarians around top scorer Vladimir Lucic (19 points), recently successful four times in a row in all competitions, caught up again before the last quarter. The lead changed hands several times, Lucic provided the crucial points. First the forward scored to 58:52, then he followed up with a successful free throw.
With eleven wins and eleven defeats each, Munich is still very close to the play-off places, Berlin (6:15) has poor prospects.
The guests’ best throwers were internationals Maodo Lo and Jaleen Smith (13 each).