Zalgiris Kaunas vs Madrid Real will be the third round of this year‘s Euroleague which will take place in Zalgiris Arena (Lithuania). So far both teams had the different start of the season. Real Madrid won every match in both fronts, while Lithuanians are still without a victory in Euroleague. So this is another chance for them to grab first win in front of their own fans. Please read our thoughts about this Euroleague Zalgiris Kaunas vs Madrid Real match, here below.
In the previous round, Lithuanians faced Milano Olimpia in an away game and lost 85:81. It was a difficult start for them as they lost 1st quarter 7:23. But than recovered yet that wasn‘t enough and it was Olimpia who prevailed. Walkup, Grigonis, and Lekavicius scored 43 points combined but it wasn’t enough. However, after the loss Zalgiris recovered in local Cup defeating Neptunas 73:80. So this time they must perform even better because the opponent is much stronger.
Real haven‘t lost any match this season so far in both fronts. However last week they were close to losing. Spaniards defeated Maccabi 76:75 after game-winner from Carroll. Mickey, Carroll, and Randolph scored 41 points combined. Mickey also grabbed 11 rebounds. Now Real has another challenge because it is always difficult to play against Zalgiris in their own arena. So Spaniards will have to make conclusions and perform much better if they want to save their winning streak.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Real Madrid H2H
Both teams faced every 20 times in past 11 years. And Zalgiris managed to win only two times including their last meeting. Then Lithuanians managed to win a vital game in Spain. However, this year situation is different and hard to imagine Real making the same mistakes.
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