Thursday, June 8, 2023

Telekom Bonn, Unicaja’s rival, is already in Malaga

There are only a couple of days left until the start of the Basketball Champions League Final Four and everything is starting to take shape. The city is already breathing for the great event of FIBA’s continental basketball, the Martín Carpena continues with its remodeling to host the weekend event and, for the moment, the two foreign teams have already set foot on malacitano soil.

He Telekom Baskets Bonnrival of the typesetters in the second semifinal on Friday, landed this Tuesday on the Costa del Sol around 7:45 p.m. The German outfit, after starring in a historic season in the Bundesliga, now hopes to crown the season with the FIBA ​​title. For now, and being one of the least known by the local public, they are already acclimating to what is the city that will welcome them until next Sunday, whether they play the final or not.

Once landed, they headed towards the Hotel Holiday World BenalmadenaThe ppoint base for the four teams that will compete to write their name in the history of the BCL. Led on the bench by Tuomas Iisalo and on the track by TJ Shorts, they will be in charge of trying to ruin the continental dream of a Unicaja that aspires to win a title for the first time against the ‘green tide’.

The Telekom Bonn, at Malaga airport Alex Zea

Hapoel Jerusalem

The Israeli team was the earliest to get to Malaga. Those from Jerusalem landed on the Costa del Sol this Tuesday at mid-morning after spending the night in Barcelona and they immediately went to the municipality of Malaga on the Unicaja bus with the entire squad.

Once settled in their new ‘home’, they worked in the afternoon at the Training Center Higuerón de Fuengirola managed by Berni Rodríguez and José Manuel Calderón. Along with the Hebrews, 3,000 fans will arrive these days to cheer on theirs in a title that would also be historic for them. However, according to the latest data provided by the compositor club on the distribution of hobbies, half of them will travel without having a ticket.

Unicaja and Tenerife

The two Spanish teams will be the last to travel to Benalmádena. Unicaja’s turn will arrive this Wednesday after training for the last time in Los Guindos. Ibon Navarro has pA session is scheduled at 11:00 a.m. and, once it is finished, the Malaga team will move like the rest of their continental rivals to the Holiday World Hotel.

The last to arrive will be the lenovo tenerife. Like his Spanish compatriot, Txus Vidorreta’s men have also chosen to train in his city and then travel from the islands to Malaga to landing in the evening.

So everything begins to be prepared to experience an appointment that will bring together what have been the four best teams in the Basketball Champions League this season. On Thursday there will be a press conference with the coaches and captains, on Friday morning training and from 17.30… let the fight for the seventh BCL title begin. Hopefully Unicaja can add a new success to a 30th anniversary that is already history in Malaga.


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