It’s the only way: Zalgiris to win at Bayern!

Baskonia’s yesterday loss at Olympiacos cleared the way for Zalgiris to qualify for the EuroLeague playoffs. Now the chance in is their hands. If they beat Bayern in Munich tonight, the Lithuanian squad will reach it making millions of fans proud of their team.

In this do-or-die Zalgiris Kaunas step with the first chance because:

  • they are a very motivated team in front of a historical accomplishment. Zalgiris Kaunas is the symbol of what means true basketball in Europe. With a small budget and a roster full of national players, they show everybody that it’s possible to succeed in front of great teams, with much more money and better rosters.
  • On the other side, Bayern Munich is ending up a weak season, when they had no claims to qualify for the higher stages of the competition. The Germans suffered as well many injuries and they won’t meet Zalgiris in their best shape, so a loss it’s imminent.
  • Zalgiris had a good second part of the season in EuroLeague, growing game by game and winning what was possible. They have their limitations because the roster is not FC Barcelona, Real Madrid or Olympiacos level but they showed maturity in clutch moments. In such a game as today, I expect 101% focus, collective work and determination because it is the battle of the season for the Lithuanians and they can’t ruin it after fighting so hard every week to get that chance to be here, in these circumstances.

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