Real Madrid won the Super Cup

Sixth consecutive designation for the white team, defeating Unicaja Málaga by definition.

The tournament that opens the Spanish basketball season is over. Murcia witnessed a new title for Real Madrid, defeating Unicaja Málaga by definition; by 88 to 81. Facundo Campazzo completed a brilliant scoresheet. The Cordoban was the MVP of the tournament after rounding off another great performance. This is the tenth time a merengue team has lifted this trophy (1984-2012-2013-2014-2018-2019-2020-2021-2022-2023), the sixth in a row.

The first half found both teams with plenty of reserves. Real Madrid arrive with the news that Gabriel Deck is out, due to a muscle strain. In this way, the first quintet changed. Despite this, the whites came out to show their quality. With a low game pace and great effectiveness, they broke away midway through the second quarter, with Musa and Campazzo as the offensive leaders.

The return of the locker room, another story

The third quarter brought another version of Unicaja Málaga, who started to defend more intensely, and took advantage of the opponent’s losses to start adding consecutive points. Chus Mateo’s men did not know how to respond to the pressure and found themselves behind on the scoreboard thanks to the collective work of the eventual Copa del Rey champions. The idea is clear, to force scoring close to the rim and only allow distance shots from shooters who are clearly not confident. While Real Madrid’s performance dipped, the opposite was the case for Ibon Navarro’s men, who left everything wide open in the last ten minutes.

Campazzo Super Cup

At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the dynamic was maintained. Unicaja began to connect triples, while white bet on individual actions that did not lead to a good result. Malaga took the lead again (69-68), sparking a reaction from Madrid, who scored a 9-0 run, turning the final into a game of back-to-back streaks. Finally, those led by Chus Mateo ended, led by Campazzo, which closed the rivalry more. They remained calm after gaining an advantage that the Malagasy men found impossible to overcome. Despite the anger, the fans celebrated with handkerchiefs and scarves raised, the massive meeting, where they played as equals against one of the great candidates in European basketball.

Photo: Media Center ACB

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Source: Tycsports

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