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Real Madrid qualified for the final of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague on Thursday evening after defeating FC Barcelona in a clasico worthy of the name.
In the second semi-final of the evening, played at the Stark Arena in Belgrade (Serbia), the club from the Spanish capital managed to dominate its Catalan opponent, especially in the third quarter (11-26), before win on the final score of: 83-86.
Despite the double-double of the powerful Montenegrin winger, Nikola Mirotic (26 points, 13 rebounds), the Catalan team which dominated the first half of the meeting, was overtaken by their opponent of the day, thanks to the achievements of their French duo on fire, composed of the powerful winger, Guerschon Yabusele (18 points, 5 rebounds) and the back Fabien Causeur (18 points, 1 rebound).
In the other semi-final of the evening, Anadolu Efes qualified for his third consecutive Euroleague final, after defeating Olympiacos (74-77), in a meeting full of twists and turns, until at the last moment .
Last year, Anadolu Efes won the first Euroleague trophy in its history after defeating FC Barcelona .
Saturday evening, the Istanbul team will meet their Castilian adversary, in the final of the most prestigious inter-club competition in Europe.
FC Barcelona – Real Madrid
Location: Stark Arena, Belgrade (Serbia)
MVP: Nikola Mirotic (FC Barcelona)
1st quarter: 19-19
2nd quarter: 26-15
Half time: 45-34
3rd quarter: 11-26 (56-60)
4th quarter: 27-26
Final score: 83-86
Meeting for 3rd place on the podium:
Olympiacos – FC Barcelona
Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Stark Arena in Belgrade at 4:00 p.m. (UTC+1)
Anadolu Efes Istanbul – Real Madrid
Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Stark Arena in Belgrade at 7:00 p.m. (UTC+1)
1. Basketball: Anadolu Efes qualifies for the final of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2022 – Anadolu Agency, May 19, 2022
2. Basketball: Anadolu Efes on the roof of Europe after its coronation in Euroleague – Anadolu Agency, May 31, 2021
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