It will be France – Spain in the final of the Euro. La Roja won 96-91 against Germany after a stunning game in the second semi-final. Led 71-65 at the end of the third quarter, the Spaniards finished strong and will find the Blues, Poland’s scorers, on Sunday (8:30 p.m.).
Six years after the sad memory of the Olympic quarter-final in Rio (67-92), France and Spain will finally meet in the final phase of a major tournament. And the Euro gold medal will be at the end. A few hours after the crushing victory of the Blues over Poland (95-54), La Roja validated their ticket by smashing the dreams of the host country, Germany, in Berlin (96-91).
Lorenzo Brown decisive
Without the Pau brothers and Marc Gasol (retired) or the 2019 World Cup MVP, Ricky Rubio (injured), Lorenzo Brown carried Sergio Scariolo’s team. Naturalized just before the Euro, the leader born in Roswell (Georgia) delivered a “money-time” of fire, as against Lithuania in the round of 16 (102-94, ap). While Germany flew to the score after an award-winning shot from Franz Wagner (75-68, 31st), the future Maccabi Tel-Aviv player (27 points, 6 assists) first holed the defense twice. the “Mannschaft” (77-74, 33rd) before giving a caviar to Juancho Hernangomez to equalize (77-77, 34th).
Not satisfied, Brown planted a crucial winning shot to respond to Andreas Obst in the same exercise and keep Germany at two possessions (80-86, 38th). Brilliant at the start of the game, Dennis Schröder (30 points, 8 assists) gave up in the final minutes and Daniel Theis missed several easy baskets late in the game. The host country will play bronze, which would be its first European medal since 2005, on Sunday against Poland (5:15 p.m.).