The national basketball team of Bulgaria begins its participation on The European Championship with a match against Spain. The match will start at 2:30 p.m our time and you will be able to follow its development LIVE AT SPORTLIVE.BG!
Bulgaria – Spain on TV: Where to watch the start of the “lions” at EuroBasket 2022?
DEVELOPMENT OF THE MATCH
Rosen Barchovski started the match with the following starting five: Dee Bost, Stanimir Marinov, Ivan Alipiev, Alexander Vezenkov and Emil Stoilov. It was the latter who scored the first basket in the game and put the “lions” ahead 2:0. A three-pointer by Stanimir Marinov made it 5:4 in our favor. “La Furia” made it 8:5, and then Stoilov scored 2 points from the penalty line. Vezenkov missed from the triple, but Fernandez was accurate and Spain won 14:9. Rosen Barchowski picked up the first layup at 9:15 as his players missed several easy shots under the basket. With 2 minutes, 45 seconds remaining, Vezenkov was fouled and stood at the line to cut the deficit to 13:20. The gaps in our ranks continued and Spain won almost every fight to pull away 26-13. The first quarter ended with a score of 28:17 after a three-pointer by Sasho Vezenkov.
The part started with three points for Fernandez, but then Chavdar Kostov also scored a triple in 20:31. After a struggle in Pradia’s attack, Fernandez rose again for 3 and the difference swelled to 16 points – 36:20.
BEFORE THE MATCH
For Bulgaria, this is the first participation in EuroBasket in 11 years! During the group phase, the “lions” will also meet the hosts from Georgia, Montenegro, Turkey and Belgium (Group “A”). The first four teams in the final ranking continue to the 1/8-finals, which will be held in Germany.
The reigning champion of the competition is Slovenia. Led by Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic, the Slovenians won their debut European title, defeating one of the most experienced teams in the face of Serbia. Slovenia is in Group B, which also includes France, Lithuania, one of the hosts Germany, Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Serbs are in Group D along with the Czech Republic, Poland, Finland, Israel and the Netherlands. In the last Group “C”, the teams of Italy, Greece, Croatia, Ukraine, Great Britain and Estonia will compete.
*The record holder for European titles is the USSR with 14, followed by Yugoslavia with 8. The Spanish and the Lithuanians have three awards each, and Bulgaria has one silver and one bronze in the history of their participation in European championships!
Bulgaria’s group for EuroBasket 2022: Alexander Yanev, Alexander Vezenkov, Alex Simeonov, Andrei Ivanov, Deyan Karamfilov, Dimitar Dimitrov, Dee Bost, Emil Stoilov, Ivan Alipiev, Pavlin Ivanov, Stanimir Marinov and Chavdar Kostov.