Olympiakos loses the Euroleague crown at the bitter end

[Intime News]

Sergio Llull's basket three seconds from the end broke the Reds' hearts in the Euroleague final at Kaunas, as Real Madrid beat Olympiakos 79-78 on Sunday to win its 11th European crown.

Olympiakos and Real Madrid had been fighting it out for the top geo of the table throughout the regular season, and their battle went down to the last shot of the final game, only Kostas Sloukas missed the target allowing Real Madrid to lift the trophy.

The Greek champion was the better team in the first quarter, leading by up to 12 points (24-12). However the never-say-die character of the Spanish giant helped it bounce back and even lead by five (45-40) just before half-time, with the first half ending with a tie (45-45).

The second half was always close but with Olympiakos keeping the upper hand. The players of coach Giorgos Bartzokas had several opportunities to finish off...

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