Bologna spoils the party
During an evening marked by the record of Nando De Colo, who became during this match the best scorer in the history of the European Cups, ASVEL suffered another defeat in the Euroleague (77-64), at the Astroballe against the Italians of Virtus Bologna.
The Astroballe was boiling, it ended up freezing. Blame it on Virtus Bologna, who came to spoil Nando De Colo’s party, who became a legend from the start of this meeting counting for the 23rd day of the Euroleague by becoming the top scorer in the history of the European Cups with 4,906 points scored on the European stage since its debut (4,917 now in total). The double European champion had logically received a standing ovation from the Villeurbannais public and everything seemed ideally launched for the evening to be magnificent. For that, it was obviously necessary that ASVEL, which remained on a new slap, last Tuesday on the floor of Partizan Belgrade (defeat 92-71), succeed in returning to success. On paper, it seemed largely feasible knowing that in the first leg, in Italy, the players of TJ Parker, despite a delay of 19 points in the first half, had managed to win.
This time, no comeback for ASVEL
☹️ LDLC ASVEL concedes defeat against @VirtusSegafredo after being in the struggle for a long time.#LDLCASVEL #EuroLeague #EveryGameMatters pic.twitter.com/HPzQJTGVWC
— LDLC ASVEL (@LDLCASVEL) February 3, 2023
A scenario that almost repeated itself on Friday in the Rhône, where the penultimate of the classification and the hero of the evening, moreover his team’s top scorer with 15 points, were first eleven lengths behind against Marco Belinelli (21 points on Friday, best total of the match and record of the season for the famous Italian) and his own before still managing to erase their delay, certainly less substantial than in the first leg. Except that this time, a new boost from the NBA champion with San Antonio (alongside ASVEL president Tony Parker) in the second half (12-0) got the better of Villeurbannais’ desire for a new comeback. who would have dreamed of redoing the first leg to allow De Colo to celebrate his record. Bologna and this new defeat this ASVEL team (the 15th this season in Euroleague) also beaten last Sunday at home against Monaco in the shock of Betclic Elite between the outgoing double champion of France and his runner-up from the last edition have decided. otherwise. Cruel for De Colo.