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Victory over Germany sees Spain advance to the EuroBasket semifinals

German Johannes Thiemann puts in a block against Marc Gasol
German Johannes Thiemann puts in a block against Marc Gasol / AFP
  • The side inspired by Marc Gasol will compete against Slovenia on Thursday night for a place in the final

Marc Gasol starred for Spain as they beat Germany 84-72 on Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the EuroBasket competition.

He scored 28 points in a fierce encounter which remained neck-and-neck until the third quarter, when Spain started to impose their authority and gained a 12-point lead.

Spain face Slovenia on Thursday night in the semifinals.

Should they proceed to the final, Spain will be favourites to retain their crown and win their fourth European championship title.