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Fiesta in Madrid as basketball champs celebrate

Fiesta in Madrid as basketball champs celebrate
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Spain’s basketball team have returned to Madrid to a heroes welcome after winning Eurobasket 2015. The side depleted by the loss of a number of its

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Spain’s basketball team have returned to Madrid to a heroes welcome after winning Eurobasket 2015.

The side depleted by the loss of a number of its top stars, got off to a bad start, but grew in stature as the tournament went on.

A dramatic semi-final win against hosts France meant a final against Lithuania, which Spain won at a canter 80-63.

Gasol, Spain beat Lithuania 80-63 to take Eurobasket title -- http://t.co/LavLoZIzxLpic.twitter.com/pifuzQIsAs

— ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) September 21, 2015

The tournament’s Most Valuable Player, Pau Gasol addressed the crowd: “This team is very special, these players are very special, and sharing this moment with you is marvelous, we are very happy and proud to be here, to get this gold medal in the European Championships and enjoy it with all of you.”

Basketball: Inspired Gasol propels Spain to European title http://t.co/WqXrgFqfNf (Photo via Reuters) pic.twitter.com/DB46Fz9aB8

— ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) September 21, 2015

Gasol was simply outstanding and backed his star status with a performance to match.

Spain won the EuroBasket title this weekend, thanks to the sublime Pau Gasol. http://t.co/fFy1ghRRS0pic.twitter.com/Hxy7JwQWZy

— SB Nation NBA (@SBNationNBA) September 21, 2015

Gasol’s 40 points against France, in a really tough semi-final, will go down in the sports history.

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