Panathinaikos reaches Euroleague final, against Real that beat Olympiakos

Panathinaikos has advanced to the final of the Euroleague, after comprehensively defeating Fenerbahce in the first semifinal on Friday, but its opponent will not be Olympiakos. The Reds lost to a superior Real Madrid that will defend its crown on Sunday in Berlin against the Greens.

Despite the tension off the court between Panathinaikos and Fenerbahce fans before the start of play, with many Turks arrested for attacking the Greeks, on the court the Greens were very concentrated and won 73-57 in the end.

The six-time champions led from start to finish, launching themselves forward through a 12-0 score in the first five minutes, and even when Fener cut the distance to within one point (51-50), the resilience of the Panathinaikos players combined with their impressive defense left no margin for hope to the Turkish team.

The Greens scored a partial 22-7 to finish...

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