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Real Madrid (6-2) returned back on track in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, edging out FC Bayern Munich (3-5) in Germany 80-76 (13-13, 30-19, 17-26, 20-18).

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Real scored four straight points, capped off with Fabien Causeur's fast-break layup, tying the game at 76 with 1:23 to go. Guerschon Yabusele went to the charity stripe with 26 seconds on the clock, nailing both free throws (78-76).

Bayern turned it over on the other end, Sergio Llull converted two free throws and Real came away with a four-point victory.

Both teams had trouble scoring in the first quarter, resulting in a 13-13 contest after one. However, Real turned it up in the second period, going on an 8-0 run and pulling away from Bayern (32-25).

The Royal Club ended the half strongly, with Alberto Abalde's last-second shot gave them a double-digit lead (43-32). Real maintained a solid advantage for most of the third period, but Bayern kicked it up a notch, going on a 9-1 run to tie the game at 53.

The lead jumped back and forth in the fourth quarter, with Augustin Rubit giving Bayern a four-point advantage with less than three minutes remaining (73-69).

Guerschon Yabusele led Real with 21 points (5/6 2PT, 3/4 3PT, 2/2 FT), 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, and 23 PIR.

"It was a really tough game, a really tough win," Yabusele said post-game. "We are really happy we got this game. We are just happy that we had teamwork today. We need to get better on offense and defense, find each other better. They played good, they had some tough threes, we had to live with it."

Augustine Rubit was great for Bayern, finishing with 20 points (5/12 2PT, 1/2 3PT, 7/8 FT), 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 turnover, and 21 PIR.

"Congratulations to Real," Bayern coach Trinchieri commented after the game. "We missed. They made. We missed a shot in the paint, they made a shot in the paint. We made a foul. I believe that we played a very good second half. A couple of plays didn't help us, but we had a good fight."

The coach also commented on Othello Hunter's accident: "It was big for us that Othello Hunter did not come back because he was playing very well. He got hit in the head, it was a very tough foul, and he was dizzy so he could not play."

Real: Guerschon Yabusele 21, Sergio Llull 10, Alberto Abalde 9, Fabien Causeur 7, Walter Tavares 7 (9 REB).

Bayern: Augustine Rubit 20 (5 AST), Darrun Hilliard 16, Deshaun Thomas 11, Corey Walden 10, Othello Hunter 10 (6 REB), Vladimir Lucic 7.

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Madrido Real
Miuncheno Bayern
44%
26/59
Field goals
45%
26/58
37
Rebounds
30
19
Assists
13
3
Steals
5
56%
15/27
2-pointers
48%
19/40
92
Efficiency
78

Best players

Augustine  Rubit
20 PTS
6/14 FG
7/8 FT
Guerschon  Yabusele
21 PTS
8/10 FG
2/2 FT
Othello  Hunter
6 REB
1 DREB
5 OREB
Walter  Tavares
9 REB
6 DREB
3 OREB
Augustine  Rubit
5 As
1 TO
35 MIN
Real Madrid
Few players
3 As
Augustine  Rubit
21 EFF
42% 2P%
50% 3P%
Guerschon  Yabusele
23 EFF
83% 2P%
75% 3P%