From 6 to 8 May – Ludwigsburg is in the semi-finals of the Champions League: on Friday …


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MagentaSport expands its attractive basketball portfolio with another strong live offer: the entire Final Four of the Champions League in Bilbao with MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg. The tournament starts on Friday 6 May with the two semifinals from kl. MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg meets the Spanish surprise club BAXI Manresa at 21.00. The winners of the two semi-finals will play against the Champions League winner on Sunday 8 May at 20.00. MagentaSport shows all 4 games in the Final Four tournament live and free. Ludwigsburg board member Alexander Reil sets a clear goal for Bilbao: “We go there to win 2 matches and win the title.” The MHP giants lost the dress rehearsal against Oldenburg by 86: 102, where Rickey Paulding said goodbye to BBL. Ludwigsburg coach John Patrick credits Paulding as “Michael Jordan from BBL”.

Reil ‘says very clearly: we go there to win 2 matches and win the title’

Alexander Reil, Ludwigsburg’s first chairman, has high expectations for the last four in the Champions League: “Bilbao is a beautiful city, but we do not go there to visit the city. If we are among the last four, then we have too clear is the goal to win the title, knowing that it will be extremely difficult, especially the Spanish top teams there, but also Holon, who has already beaten us twice, so we know what happens.It’s a great achievement that we have reached so far. And yet I want to say it very clearly: we are going there to win 2 matches and win the title. “

MagentaSport shows both semifinals live on Friday and the two placement matches on Sunday. The Ludwigsburg team will meet the surprise club BAXI Manresa, which is number four in the Spanish league, on Friday at 21.00. “I think it’s great that MagentaSport is releasing the Final Four. It’s a very positive story.”

Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann’s prospects: “We are doing well. Of course we also have a few minor injuries. But we are lucky and have the chance that everyone gets in shape on time. Then I think we will get close to 100 percent. so everything is going well in Bilbao. “

Despite the failed dress rehearsal, Jordan Hulls is confident: “We trust our strengths. We definitely need to pay more attention to good defense.”

Goodbye and thank you, Rickey Paulding: “Michael Jordan from BBL”

MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg – EWE Baskets Oldenburg 86: 102

After 15 years in Oldenburg, Rickey Paulding, 584 BBL matches with 7959 points, ended his BBL career with a victory in Ludwigsburg. John Patrick, coach of MHP RIESEN, honored the 39-year-old as “Michael Jordan from BBL”. His teammates had a nice farewell gift ready: a very focused, dedicated performance. Rickey Paulding scored 8 points and was bid farewell for 20 seconds to ovations from Ludwigsburg fans and around 400 Oldenburg fans who had traveled with them. And celebrated long after the match.

Rickey Paulding says of his last performance: “It’s an incredible feeling. My family is here, our big fans are there. Everyone in the hall has been with me fantastic. It’s a great time to say goodbye. I’m very happy now . “

Oldenburg rewarded himself and Paulding with a victory after a difficult season. A kind of “favorite match” for Paulding, who also explains in his 584th BBL appearance: “I really wanted to win the match. Man, we fought hard. It’s a good team. Everyone played a strong match.”

About his last appearance when everyone was talking about him, Rickey Paulding: “Yeah, it was not easy. I wanted to play aggressively. I would give anything to win the match.”

The Paulding Story:

Overview: Champions League Final Four live on MagentaSport

Friday, May 6, 2022

Semifinal 1, at 18.00 TO: HAPOEL U-NET Holon – Lenovo Tenerife

Comment: Basti Ulrich

Semifinal 2, at 21.00 TO: MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg – BAXI Manresa

Comment: Michael Körner

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Battle for 3rd place, 17.00 TO: loses HF1 – loses HF 2

Comment: Markus Krawinkel

Final Champions League, 20.00 TO: winner HF1 – winner HF2

Comment: Michael Körner

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