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Olympiacos fought again fiercely to derail Barça within the fourth recreation of the sequence, to crush and twist it, to tie the sequence at two. So the ticket for the Final Fourglory and victory, passes by the Palau, with the groups scheduled for the eighth.

The Olympiacos followers loudly booed the anthem I really feel devotion of the Euroleague, energetic protest for what they take into account a disastrous and decisive refereeing within the final match with Barça, which gained on the horn and after further time. Errors that the group acknowledged, though they didn’t tip the steadiness. But failures, in any case, that reverberated within the spirit and throats of the followers of the Peace and Friendship Stadium, a pavilion that exudes ardour and decibels, love for basketball and for an Olympiacos that defined that it doesn’t perceive recreation over.


Olympiakos: Walkup (0), Canaan (11), Peters (4), Papanikolau (9) and Fall (12) -quinteto initial-; Williams-Goss (11), Larentzakis (4), Mitrou-Long (2), Petrusev (10), Milutinov (8) and McKissic (21).

Barcelona: Rubio (3), Laprovittola (5), Kalinic (2), Parker (10) and Vesely (9) –beginning quintet–; Da Silva (4), Brizuela (3), Satoransky (6), Willy H. (5), Abrines (3), Nnaji (6) and Jokubaitis (2).

Partials: 22-23, 32-14, 19-10 y 20-11.

Referees: S. Radovic (Cro), S. Pukl (Eslo) and T. Hordov (Cro). No eliminations.

Peace and Friendship Stadium. About 12,000 esp.

Barcelona didn't care concerning the preliminary shouting. He was not apprehensive that the tall Fall ate Vesely's toast, as he counted 4 run-in dunks, ten of Olympiacos' first 14 factors. He additionally wasn't upset that Canaan as soon as once more hit the goal from the periphery after 9 aguas within the two earlier stakes. Because he had a response for every thrust, supported by a Vesely who was within the reverse bottle and by Mr. Chof Laprovittola, at all times higher model with higher dedication. Arguments that gave them the primary quarter (21-23) however that all of the sudden evaporated, as a result of this Barça is succesful like few others however irregular like none. It seems that Olympiacos was not within the temper to beat itself early, catapulted by McKissic, Willimas-Goss, Larentzakis and Petrusev, fingers with many factors, monumental shocks, a high-quality bench.

Losing was not an choice, falling at residence even much less so. Electric, in combustion, fueled by the breath of their folks, the Greeks put Piraeus on its toes, a partial rating of 15 factors to zero, a ramp to destroy Barça. The rebounding, the hampers and the basketball had been one-way from that time on. 53-37 at intermission; 71-47 within the absence of the epilogue.

Barcelona didn’t know methods to rebuild, damaged toys within the face of rival fiery. Now Williams-Goss; now Peters; Now anybody who wasn't Barça. A Greek feast with out remission, a bacchanal with the orange ball that Papanikolau adorned, the captain who began the sequence within the rebound and can finish it with the arrow up, the most effective information for the Greek staff. But the Palau, The Gaulwill move sentence.

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