Stung after losing in match 1, Villeurbanne-Lyon recovered perfectly on Friday, outclassing Monaco.
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A champion reaction. Surprised at home by Monaco during the first match of this final of the French Elite championship, Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne responded with style (91-54), Friday June 17, at the Astroballe. Back to the wall, the Rhone team equalized before going to Monaco and this final, which will win the first team with three victories, is completely relaunched.
— LNB (@LNBofficiel) June 17, 2022
In a bubbling Astroballe, the first minutes were particularly tense, the ball seeming to burn the hands of the ten actors. Yet it was Asvel who managed to better understand the ambient heat and who quickly stood out in the score. Okobo’s partners, much more invested defensively and finally effective in counter-attacking, took full advantage of the sudden apathy of the Roca Team.
Outperformed in rebounds, Sasa Obradovic’s team totally flouted their fundamentals and quickly let their opponent fly away: with a score of 28-12 at the end of the first quarter, Asvel took magnificent revenge on the game 1 where they had conceded 29 points during the first ten minutes. On his way, the reigning double French champion had plenty of time to increase his capital, helped by the quickly resigned Monegasques (50-23 at halftime!).
With 26.6% success on shots at the break, Monaco could not expect much anyway. The last two quarters were slow agony for Roca Team, who arguably already had the lead in Game 3 at home. Witness to the total Monegasque rout, this surreal score at the end of the third quarter: 72-37!
After this update, in which the whole collective participated equally (the best scorer Marcos Knight is only at 11 points), Villeurbanne-Lyon strikes a blow but Monaco will have to give a much better image in three days in its room. . If this can encourage the players of the Rock, they could hardly do worse.