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Basketball Eurocup : Alba Berlin want over the Pyrenees to the final

In his youth, Martin Hermannsson played football – and not bad at all. A few weeks ago he was at a Basketball game in the Icelandic national team for a Highlight, as he presented the Ball with the head in the barrel and then a basket prepared. On Twitter he commented on the Video with the sentence: "I've always wanted to be a professional footballer."

In the case of Alba Berlin should you are not careful on Friday (20.15 clock, live at Magenta sport) the second semi-final in the Eurocup for BC Andorra so good that your Icelandic Guard gets lost. Because it is only a few meters next to the Poliesportiu, the home of the basketball players, the Estadi Nacional – and the Icelandic national football team in the qualifying to occur at the same time. In Andorra everything is a bit smaller.

keep your Icelander from the football stadium, it will be on Friday, however, one of the easier tasks for the Berlin basketball team. For Andorra, the big surprise team of the competition, has won all nine home games. "We know the difficulties there," said Alba's coach Aito Garcia Reneses, who had to play in the Spanish League often enough in the Principality.

"In the height you're not gonna get tired"

even the journey is easy. Alba flew in on Thursday from Berlin to Barcelona and then drove about three hours in the Pyrenees, large parts of the route switchbacks up to more than 1000 meters. "Energy is in this series, a Central criterion, and in the height you will not get tired more quickly, if you're accustomed to," says Alba's Manager Marco Baldi.

But even from a purely sporting have the Berlin great respect for Andorra, especially after their almost crowned with success comeback in the second half of the first game. "This is an insanely difficult opponent," says Baldi. "Always believe in yourself and play internationally for the first Time at this level. There's an eerie euphoria.“

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semi-finals in the Eurocup Basketball match Alba Berlin is shaking to victory against Andorra

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to run this in the narrow hall, in need of Alba a good Start. In view of the extremely tight schedule, each game would be less a big relief for stressed professionals. With a victory of Alba would be a decisive third game on Wednesday in the Max-Schmeling-Halle spare and for the first time since 2010, to the Eurocup final move.

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