EuroBasket 2022: Poland – France semi-final. Live coverage and live result – 16/09

Poland’s victory with Slovenia is the biggest sensation of EuroBasket. For the first time since 2009 (Katowice), the team defending the title was eliminated in the quarter-finals – then it was Russia, the 2007 gold medalist from Madrid.

The hero of the Poles was captain Mateusz Ponitka, who obtained a triple-double: 26 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists. The achievements of NBA star Luka Doncic are 14 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

Previously, France’s basketball players, Olympic runners-up from Tokyo, needed extra time to prove their superiority over Italy (93:85), although in the fourth quarter it was Italians who sensationally eliminated the Serbs, European runners-up in the 1/8 final match.

On Tuesday, the basketball players from Germany, who won against one of the tournament favorites – unbeaten until Tuesday, Greece 107: 96, and the Spaniards, who were better than the Finns (100: 90), were promoted to the medal zone. Germany was in the top four of European Championships for the first time since 2005. Then they reached the final, where they lost to … Greece 62:78.

– We will not be a favorite in this match either, but the mental side will be our advantage. The victory with Slovenia gave us faith in our skills. We defeated the favorite, the defender of the title. We can give the same answer to the French. We have nothing to lose. We just still have to be a team. I know the coaches and players of the Tri-color team. Andrew Albicy is my and Olek Balcerowski’s friend in CB Gran Canaria, I played with Theo Maledon in ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne, and with Rudy Gobert in Cholet. I also have a good relationship with other players. For this reason it will be an interesting game – said AJ Slaughter.

Live coverage of the Poland – France match from 17:15 on

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