Barcelona Basquet has had a fantastic regular season - the regular season - at EuroLeague 2020/21. However, are they ready to take over the championship, or will the playoff form be as unpredictable as ever?
EuroLeague 2020/2021 is a season where perhaps even when it ends, Old Continent basketball fans will forever remember Barcelona Basquet's destructive form in the group stage. Before the last week of the match, they had their name in the playoffs 6 rounds earlier. Barca completed their group stage campaign with 24 wins and naturally had plenty of time to observe their opponents closely.
Looking at this season, many people have told each other that Barca is back at the peak of the season 10 years ago. In the 2009/2010 season, with players such as young talent Ricky Rubio, Juan Carlos Navarro, or Jaka Lakovic, and many other superstars, Barcelona had the second time to reach the EuroLeague. They have cracked down on other teams with their 20-2 almost unbeaten track record.
This season, too, Barcelona no longer wants to live after Real Madrid's colossal shadow every time fans talk about Spanish basketball. They recruited a series of players from Europe's top basketball teams to go under their leadership, forming an all-star team, once again making a mark in the club's history. From Cory Higgins, the champion of the years 2016 and 2019 in the shirt of CSKA Moscow, to top Greek PG, Nick Calathes; from Nikola Mirotic, the defending MVP of the Spanish Liga ACB Championship, to the one who was crowned twice in the National Cup of Gaurs is Álex Abrines; All have signed pen to Barcelona after the end of the 2019 season. With the above individuals and the intelligent transfer policy of coach Sarunas Jasikevicius and the team of BLD team, Barcelona Basquet has changed the quality of the player.
The "dirty" media scandals in early 2021 by former President Josep Maria Bartomeu will affect the team's progress, but the representatives of Catalunya have steadfastly stepped over it. Currently, the new President Joan Laporta is also amazed by the team's confidence and determination to win the championship.
In the period near the end of the regular season, Barca also activated another blockbuster that surprised the fans. After 20 years of adventuring, Pau Gasol returned and debuted in the match against Bayern Munich. He played 13 minutes, got 9 points, four rebounds, and one assist. A qualitative addition is needed when his experience in each battle and championship in the NBA, Gasol will give Barca's players great lessons about competition. The human factor is considered enough, and indeed the team of Catalunya is ready to conquer the upcoming challenging journey of the European Basketball Tournament 2020/21.
From April 20 to April 22, the first round of playoffs will officially take place with the eight best faces of the tournament. This year's EuroLeague promises tougher than ever. Barcelona Basquet will play on April 22 against Zenit St Petersburg. The match will take place at 2 am, Vietnam time. Before that, AX Milan will also face Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow will meet Fenerbahce, and Real Madrid will find a way to beat Anadolu Efes. In particular, Milan and Munich are also a struggle that should not be missed! EuroLeague's dramatic developments will continue to be broadcast only on the FPT Television system and Foxy mobile app.
Intending to bring a variety of entertainment content to the audience who love basketball, FPT Television has owned the right to broadcast all three consecutive seasons from 2020 to 2023, including all matches in the group stages and playoffs EuroLeague tournament. Accompanying the fiery football matches are a series of programs and news reports accompanying throughout the game, which are deployed continuously and extremely actively by FPT Television. Details are constantly being updated on Facebook and FPT Television's Website.
In addition to the EuroLeague European Basketball Championship, the sports tournament system that FPT Television currently owns include: The Italian National Football Championship Series A, The Southeast Asian Professional Basketball Tournament - ABL, FA Cup Football Tournament, PFL - Professional Fighters League of the world - Professional Fighters League ... And in particular, the unit also owns the entire copyright for the whole tournament under the Asian Football Federation system - AFC for four consecutive years from 2021 - 2024, including the 2022 World Cup Qualifier Asia region.