Panathinaikos of Greece Claims Euroleague Title, Defeats Real Madrid 95-80


Panathinaikos of Greece He did not allow Real Madrid’s mystical cup to unfold. The Greek team established itself Euroleague basketball champion and reached the seventh title after defeating the Spanish by 95 to 80 in the definition of the Final Four that took place in Berlin, with a superb performance by Kostas Slouskas, who had his personal revenge. In addition, they lifted the trophy again after 13 years and became the third winningest team in the competition.

In a match that began with Real Madrid as the main protagonist, the Greeks imposed conditions and won the final. The Merengues were the owners of the first quarter. Led by the Argentine Facundo Campazzo and the Bosnian Dzanan Musa They took the first quarter 11 points up (36 to 25).

Panathinaikos point guard Kostas Sloukas had a brilliant performance and was chosen as the MVP of the finalODD ANDERSEN – AFP

However, The show of experienced point guard Kostas Sloukas began. The base, who He was chosen as the MVP of the final, He began to right the course of the Greeks and thanks to his great individual work accompanied by Kendrick Nunn and Mathias Lessort, Panatinaikos got closer on the scoreboard, but the Spanish went ahead 54 to 49 at halftime. The third quarter had very little scoring (15 to 7), but the one who once again made the difference, especially from defense, was the Greek team that was able to go ahead at the end of the third period by 64 to 61.

In the last quarter, Panathinaikos was an orchestra. He again beat his rival defensively, but also offensively and won the final by 95 to 80. The one who had a spectacular final was Kostas Sloukas, who experienced a personal revenge against the same rival. In last year’s league, playing for Olympiacos, the 34-year-old basketball player, He missed the final shot, which allowed Real Madrid to be the champion. However, this Sunday, he dominated the game with an impressive score: 24 points, with 2/2 in doubles, 4/4 in triples and 8/9 in freestyles; two rebounds, three assists and +31 final rating in 25 minutes.

Number 10 was very well accompanied by former NBA Kendrick Nunn. The American converted 21 points. And also by the Frenchman Mathias Lessort, who scored 17 points. The Argentine who was part of the title was Luca Vildoza. The man from Mar del Plata played for 13 minutes and barely added three points, as a result of his only three-point shot.

Facundo Campazzo, Real Madrid player, in front of Luca Vildoza, the Panathinaikos point guard, who became Euroleague championAndreas Gora – DPA

To reach this stage, Panathinaikos beat Fenerbahce of Turkey 73-57 in the first semifinal of the Final Four played last Friday. Thus, Those from Athens won the Euroleague again after 13 years and they obtained their seventh conquest in 28 years. The others were won over the years 1995-96, 1999-00, 2001-02, 2006-07, 2008-09 y 2010-11. Also, they were like the third who lifted the trophy the most times behind Real Madrid (11) and CSKA Moscow (8).

For their part, the Spanish, who left Olympiakos on the road in the semi-final last Friday, could not reach the two-time championship and lost the tenth final in their history in this competition. The production of Facundo Campazzo, With 12 points, four assists and +14 final rating, it was not enough for those led by Chus Mateo. The other Argentine who plays for Madrid is Gabriel Deck, but he is not available due to having torn ligaments in his right knee two weeks ago.

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2024-05-26 22:15:00
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