Real Madrid officially qualified to the playoffs

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Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich at home (91-78) and became the second team in the EuroLeague after Fenerbahce that secures its ticket to the postseason.

It was a close game in the first half (22-17, 42-39), yet the “Whites were unstoppable in the last 20 minutes of the game.

Playing very well on both ends of the floor, they outscored their opponents 29-13 in the third quarter and earned a 19-point lead (71-52). Since then, the Germans couldn’t turn things around and were easily defeated.

Five players scored in double figures for the winners, with Anthony Randolph having 13 points and six rebounds.

On the other hand, Danilo Barthel was the best player of the losing squad, with a game-high 14 points, five boards and four assists.

Real Madrid improved to 18-5 and secured its ticket to the playoffs, whereas Bayern Munich dropped to 11-12.