Pau Gasol returns to play for Barcelona; spent almost 20 years away

    Pau Gasol returns to play for Barcelona; spent almost 20 years away

    AFP

    Mexico City /

    The pivot of Barcelona, Pau Gasol played again in a official match, this Friday, two years later of his last participation in a competition match, then with the Milwaukee Bucks.

    Pau Gasol (40 years old) was finally on the court and it was on the last day of the regular phase of the Euroleague, in which Barça lost at home 82-72 before him Bayern Munich. The azulgrana team did not play anything as they were already classified for the quarterfinals of the competition.

    His balance at the end of the game was nine points and four rebounds.

    This match in the Palau Blaugrana was the first of Pau Gasol with the azulgrana team since two decades ago he left the Barça to start his career in the NBA.

    The last game of Pau Gasol with Barça went back to June 21, 2001, during the final of the ‘playoffs’ against the Real Madrid, when he signed 22 points and 10 rebounds to give the Spanish title to theirs.

    Pau Gasol, who announced his return to the club that launched him to fame in February, started this match in the starting five, together with the Greek Nick Calathes, the French Leo Westermann and the spanish Sergi Martinez Y Victor Claver.

    The Spanish pivot played his first points at the Palau Blaugrana two years after playing his last match on March 10, 2019 with the Milwaukee Bucks against the San antonio spurs.

    Since then, Gasol had not stepped on the courts again, busy in overcoming the fractura navicular due to stress in the left foot.

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