In a Palace of sports ambience was superb. The team Elan, in spite of the absentees, believed in the victory till the end. They even managed to lead in the game 41-37 at the time of the pause. But after the pause the Roca Team speeded things up. They reinforced their defense immensely and then attacked fiercely their rivals. Yakuba Ouattara and Sergii Gladyr were finally back on the field for this game and that had an impact on the result as well.
The Monegasque team lost only in the second quarter (17-23) to the Elan but all the rest quarters were in favor of Roca Team (1: 20-18; 3: 26-15; 4:22-1).
“I respect a lot this team of Pau-Orthez, they have a great history and very supportive fans”, – said coach of Roca Team, Zvezdan Mitrovic. – “It was a real pleasure to play in this fantastic Palace of sports.”