Exhausted, France struggled to face Italy, after extra time

After her quiet victory over the Netherlands last Sunday in Rouen, he sufferedFrench national team Continued willingness toEuro 2022 With a perilous journey Italia, in Bologna. a remake From the quarter-finals of the last Olympics, which saw Vincent Colette’s men again beat their neighbor across the Alps (78-77). Not without a shiver…

The Blues initially took time to get into their game. Too expensive and unable to find good firing positions, due to the movement and defensive activity of the enemy, they left Squadra Azure Take the lead (19-13). In the wake of Simon FontechioA new jazz suite, successful from afar. on the bench, Nico Manion It also hurts its defenders, between its liveliness and its arabesque (as in this Alley OOP to Paul Pelega).

In the second quarter, the dynamic and spontaneous Nico Magnion continues to bring misery to France, and remains consistent and predictable on the offensive level. Finally, two baskets ofEli Okubo energyIsaia Cordinier Reviving the Olympic vice-champions with the title, finally able to quickly show themselves in the counterattack or attract fouls in penetration (and thus free throws). To hold on (36-36), Gianmarco Pozzico’s players rely on the quality of their shots from outside.

The Fontecchio / Gallinari duo responds to the Gobert / Yabusele duo

Returning from the locker room, the two teams started playing evenly, each counting on what made them strong before the break. They are the descendants of the unstoppable Simon Fontechio of the Italian camp and the strength of the substitute trio Eli Okubo – Issa Cordinier – Vincent Poirier In the French camp.

However, as they limit their ball losses without losing the title, we feel the Blues gaining momentum, like the Diesel (54-50).

In the last chapter, carried on the inside by the work of Vincent Poirier, France left its mark on the game and very quickly turned to +7. The problem is that the veteran Danilo Galinari I gained confidence, and since Simone Fontecchio remained elusive, it was enough to reconnect with Italy, and to please the public. The opposite, husband Gershon YabusilRudy Joubert Pulls the muscles under the plates. Not enough to prevent the veteran Gallinari from equalizing 23 seconds from the end, to send everyone into overtime (69-69).

So, in overtime, the French continue to rely on their interiors, Rudy Goubert and Guerchon Yabusel, who continue to attract bugs.

These fiends of Danilo Gallinari and Simone Fontecchio, once again, respond to them as best they can. It’s just a friendly match, but the connections are rough and the whistles are numerous. Free throws follow each other, but Vincent Colette’s forces do not take advantage of them, giving Nico Manion the opportunity to win for his team, 15 seconds left. A missed shot from mid-range gives the visitors a win (78-77)!

After a slow performance, the Blues beat Rudy Gobert (15 points, 7 rebounds), Vincent Poirier (14 points, 13 rebounds), Eli Okubo (11 points) and Gershon Yabuselli (11 points) in a grab against the Italians. The Italians are led by Simone Fontechio (24 points) and Danilo Galinari (13 points), but they are too undisciplined to hope to win, when they had the right place.

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