Olympiacos eliminate the hosts of the Final 4

Euroleague Top 16Olympiacos did better than their arch rivals Panathinaikos and advanced to the quarter-finals. They had to win at home against Real Madird, the hosts the final four. Panagiotis Giannakis' men did what they had to and will face CSKA Moscow in the next stage. Arvydas Macijauskas appeared in the 4th quarter and helped his team to make a run.


Olympiacos 72-63 Real Madrid

Olympiacos: Panagiotis Vasilopoulos 14, Milos Teodosic 12, Lynn Greer 9, Qyntel Woods 9, Ioannis Bourousis 8, Marc Jackson 7, Roderick Blakney 4, Arvydas Macijauskas 4, Georgios Printezis 3, Jake Tsakalidis 2.
Real Madrid: Raul Lopez 16, Axel Hervelle 12, Louis Bullock 10, Lazaros Papadopoulos 7, Felipe Reyes 5, Alex Mumbru 5, Blagota Sekulic 4, Michalis Pelekanos 2, Charles Smith 2.
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Maccabi Tel-Aviv defeated Žalgiris to finish 1st in Group F. Israeli champions will now face Barcelona in a fight for a place in the Final 4.

Maccabi 80-66 Žalgiris

Maccabi: Yotam Halperin 17, Nikola Vujcic 12, Terence Morris 11, Derrick Sharp 11, Esteban Batista 9, Omri Casspi 8, Alex Garcia 6, Will Bynum 2, Vonteego Cummings 2, David Bluthenthal 2.
Žalgiris: Marcus Brown 16, Jonas Mačiulis 13, Paulius Jankūnas 11, Marko Popovic 11, DeJuan Collins 7, Damir Markota 4, Dainius Šalenga 2, Mamadou N'Diaye 2.

In Spain Barcelona managed to take a win in front of a home crowd against group winners CSKA Moscow.

Barcelona 64-62 CSKA Moscow

Barcelona: Jaka Lakovic 14, Gianluca Basile 8, Fran Vazquez 8, Ersan Ilyasova 8, Alex Acker 7, Denis Marconato 7, Roger Grimau 6, Jordi Trias 3, Pepe Sanchez 2, Mario Kasun 1.
CSKA Moscow: Ramūnas Šiškauskas 13, Viktor Khryapa 13, Trajan Langdon 12, Matjaz Smodis 7, David Andersen 6, Tomas Van Den Spiegel 6, Marcus Goree 2, Theodoros Papaloukas 2, Nikos Zisis 1.

Both Unicaja and Lottomatica needed to win and expect a loss from Barcelona in order to finish 2nd. Though Barca didn't waste their chance and the win wasn't enough for Unicaja.

Unicaja 79-58 Lottomatica

Unicaja: Jiri Welsch 15, Terrel Castle 15, Carlos Jimenez 12, Marcus Haislip 10, Bojan Popovic 9, Boniface Ndong 7, Berni Rodriguez 5, German Gabriel 4, Paulo Prestes 2.
Lottomatica: Rodrigo De La Fuente 15, Roko-Leni Ukic 11, Gregor Fucka 9, Jon Stefansson 9, David Hawkins 7, Ibrahim Jaaber 4, Roberto Gabini 3.

Final standings:

GROUP F
W – L, +/-
*Maccabi Elite
4 – 2, +20
*Olympiacos
4 – 2, +7
Real Madrid
3 – 3, -4
Žalgiris
1 – 5, -23
GROUP G
W – L, +/-
*CSKA Moscow
 5 – 1, +62
*Barcelona
3 – 3, +10
Unicaja
3- 3, -6
Lottomatica Roma
2 – 4, -66

All quarter-finals pairs:

Montepaschi
vs.
Fenerbahce Ulker
TAU Ceramica
vs.
Partizan
Maccabi
vs.
Barcelona
CSKA Moscow
vs.
Olympiacos