2018-19Regular SeasonRound 28
March 21, 2019 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 AUDI DOME
Africa: FOX SPORTS 2
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Sweden: TV3 SPORT
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Germany: MAGENTA SPORT
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Hungary: DIGI SPORT 2
Turkey: beIN SPORTS HD 4
Israel: 5SPORT
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
In Flight: SPORT 24
Middle East: beIN MENA HD8
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Romania: DIGI SPORT2

Records

12-15 Regular Season 16-11
12-15 Overall 16-11

Referees

Crew Chief
RYZHYK, BORYS
Umpire 1
JAVOR, DAMIR
Umpire 2
VOJINOVIC, MILIJA

The Take

FC Bayern Munich will cling to its last playoff chances when it welcomes FC Barcelona Lassa to Germany on Thursday. The guests, meanwhile, will be playing to climb into a tie for fourth place and finally punch their first ticket to the playoffs in three years. After having seemed a strong playoffs contender itself, Bayern lost five of its last six games and is now cannot afford to lose at home. Barça snapped its two-game losing streak against Herbalife Gran Canaria earlier this week and is now ready to make the final push for the playoffs.

Earlier this season

This will be the fourth time that these two teams meet in the EuroLeague, with Barcelona dominating the series 0-3. The last win for Barca came in Round 3 with an 83-73 home win. Ante Tomic led the way with 18 points and Chris Singleton added 15. For Bayern, Maodo Lo had 16 points. Barcelona's 62% shooting from the field and a 37-20 difference in rebounds were the keys for that final result.

Marquee matchup

Nihad Dedovic and Thomas Heurtel will be the protagonists of one of the biggest head-to-head duels in the game. Veteran Nedovic is having a solid season with Bayern averaging 10.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 27 appearances, almost all of them as a starter. Heurtel is also one of the main pillars for Barcelona, with his 10.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 27 appearances, half of them as a starter.

Keys to victory: Bayern

It's probably the last chance for Bayern to stay alive, so the hosts will have to give it their best effort if they want to survive. Both teams are in the lower half of the rankings in scoring, so the difference in the rebounds between both sides (29.3 to 35.2) could be a major factor in the game. The numbers for both teams are not that different, so it will be a matter of mentality, confidence and ability to execute the game plan.

Keys to victory: Barcelona

Barcelona is on the brink of the playoffs, and a win in Munich would confirm its passage. The guests have better defense overall, but the numbers reveal that both teams are close to each other. Barca should make the most of its edge in the rebounds battle.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Euroleague.net
FC Bayern Munich
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 DANGUBIC, NEMANJA F 2.04 25
2 WEIDEMANN, NELSON G 1.90 19
3 HOBBS, BRAYDON G 1.96 29
7 KING, ALEX F 2.00 34
8 KOPONEN, PETTERI G 1.94 30
10 RADOSEVIC, LEON C 2.08 29
11 LUCIC, VLADIMIR F 2.04 29
12 LO, MAODO G 1.91 26
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD G 1.99 29
15 AMAIZE, ROBIN G 1.88 25
16 JOVIC, STEFAN G 1.98 28
22 BARTHEL, DANILO F 2.08 27
23 WILLIAMS, DERRICK F 2.03 28
26 OGUNSIPE, MARVIN F 2.04 23
31 BOOKER, DEVIN C 2.05 28
FC Barcelona Lassa
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 SERAPHIN, KEVIN C 2.08 29
3 PANGOS, KEVIN G 1.88 26
5 RIBAS, PAU G 1.94 32
6 SINGLETON, CHRIS F 2.06 29
8 HANGA, ADAM F 2.01 29
9 BLAZIC, JAKA F 1.96 28
10 SMITS, ROLANDS F 2.07 23
13 HEURTEL, THOMAS G 1.89 29
14 PUSTOVYI, ARTEM C 2.19 26
18 ORIOLA, PIERRE C 2.08 26
20 DIAGNE, ATOUMANE C 2.15 20
22 FONT, ALEIX F 1.95 21
23 MARTINEZ, SERGI F 2.02 19
24 KURIC, KYLE F 1.93 29
30 CLAVER, VICTOR F 2.07 30
31 BOLMARO, LEANDRO F 1.98 18
44 TOMIC, ANTE C 2.17 32

Player Stats

Williams, D. / 13.5 Djedovic, N. / 10.1 Lucic, V. / 10.1
Heurtel, T. / 10.7 Tomic, A. / 9.4 Seraphin, K. / 8.5
Tomic, A. / 4.9
Jovic, S. / 4.3 Djedovic, N. / 2.7 Hobbs, B. / 2.7
Heurtel, T. / 5.1 Pangos, K. / 3.3
Jovic, S. / 1.3 Lucic, V. / 1.1 Djedovic, N. / 1.1
Hanga, A. / 1.2
Williams, D. / 0.5
2PT
Lucic, V. / 63.0 % Koponen, P. / 57.7 % Djedovic, N. / 56.5 %
Seraphin, K. / 62.5 % Tomic, A. / 61.9 % Claver, V. / 61.4 %
3PT
Hobbs, B. / 48.8 % Koponen, P. / 43.3 % Dangubic, N. / 43.2 %
Heurtel, T. / 45.2 % Kuric, K. / 41.4 % Ribas, P. / 40.9 %
FT
Djedovic, N. / 84.7 % Lucic, V. / 81.8 % Lo, M. / 81.6 %
Claver, V. / 84.3 % Seraphin, K. / 82.5 % Pangos, K. / 78.2 %
PIR
Williams, D. / 14.8 Lucic, V. / 12.0 Djedovic, N. / 10.3
Tomic, A. / 12.7 Heurtel, T. / 12.1

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
78.8 Points 78.6
29.3 Rebounds 35.3
8.3 O. Rebounds 11.1
21.0 D. Rebounds 24.1
17.3 Assists 17.0
6.6 Steals 6.6
1.6 Blocks 2.6
54.8 % 2PT 52.4 %
37.9 % 3PT 36.7 %
77.6 % FT 74.6 %
85.8 PIR 88.6

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
80.9 Points 76.3
33.4 Rebounds 31.6
10.3 O. Rebounds 9.2
23.1 D. Rebounds 22.4
18.2 Assists 16.3
6.1 Steals 6.9
2.5 Blocks 2.3
57.2 % 2PT 52.8 %
35.3 % 3PT 35.9 %
79.4 % FT 74.9 %
91.4 PIR 79.8

Head Coaches

PESIC, SVETISLAV
FC Barcelona Lassa
"If they are all healthy they can compete with any team in Europe. They need a bit of time and experience to play in the EuroLeague, but they showed against Fenerbahce that they can do it. We will have to play a good game to control our game. There's no reason why we should not play like yesterday, even if we have slight problems with Seraphin or Hanga."

Players

CLAVER, VICTOR
FC Barcelona Lassa
"These weeks are tough physically. We know it's our last trip in the regular season and we want to win and secure the playoffs. Bayern is an aggressive team and this is one of their last chances to get to the playoffs. We must be ready to face a tough atmosphere but knowing that with a good game we have our options."
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 3
FC Bayern Munich FC Barcelona Lassa
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
FC Bayern Munich
Home record vs. FC Barcelona Lassa: 0-1
Away record vs. FC Barcelona Lassa: 0-2
FC Barcelona Lassa
Home record vs. FC Bayern Munich: 2-0
Away record vs. FC Bayern Munich: 1-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 18 October 2018 Regular Season FC Barcelona Lassa 83 - 73 FC Bayern Munich
2014-15 20 November 2014 Regular Season FC Bayern Munich 77 - 99 FC Barcelona
2014-15 17 October 2014 Regular Season FC Barcelona 83 - 81 FC Bayern Munich