Panathinaikos Athens Wins Euro League Title in Berlin After Chaotic Finals

The big finale!

Panathinaikos Athens wins the final four of the Basketball Euro League in Berlin with 95:80 against defending champion Real Madrid. The first Euro title in 13 years for the Greeks!

The end of a chaotic event. During the semi-finals and on Saturday there were riots between the fan camps.

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The biggest game in European basketball — and the crowd is bursting with big names! Next to NBA legend Scottie Pippen, who was there for the semifinals on Friday and also for the DFB Cup final between Leverkusen and Lautern (1:0) on Saturday, sits Greek NBA megastar Giannis Antetokounmpo. Real President Florentino Perez makes himself comfortable in the VIP area.

Totally surprising: Pippen wore his hair wild and open on Friday. On Sunday at the finale, small pigtails adorned his head.

Cool with sunglasses: Scottie Pippen at the Euro League semi-final on Friday

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The German World Cup captain Dennis Schröder arrives a little late and only takes his place after about four minutes of play.

Crazy moment before the game even started: When the Euro League anthem blares from the speakers, it is barely audible – the Greek fans are singing their battle cries too loudly! Magentasport expert Alex Vogel on the atmosphere created by the Panathinaikos beginners: “Brutal! There is even more green in the hall than on Friday.”

Real star crashes head into chair

Shock in the first quarter: Real star Facundo Campazzo stumbles and crashes his head into chairs on the side of the pitch. The Argentinian remains dazed for a moment, then stands up shakily, holding his head.

The score is 36:25 for the Royals after the first quarter. Real are twelve points ahead at one point. But then they start to catch up! They go into the break with a score of 54:49. Magentasport commentator Benni Zander cheers: “A sensational first half!”

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Unbelievable: When Panathinaikos took the lead for the first time at 58:56, the fans went crazy, threw full cups of drinks in the air and cheered so loudly that the Uber Arena shook!

The Greeks go into the final quarter with a score of 64:61. And Pippen? He laughs and is amazed at the explosive atmosphere.

Violent riots in BerlinHallensturm with machete at Final Four

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The final phase is extremely exciting! Real cannot be shaken off and remains dangerously close. Two minutes before the end (86:76 for Panathinaikos), police and stewards march into the hall to prepare for the award ceremony. At the end of the game, Pippen quickly disappears from the hall.

Panathinaikos head coach Ergin Ataman with tears in his eyes during the TV interview after the game: “I am thinking of my father, who unfortunately passed away a month ago.”

2024-05-26 20:38:19
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