Kaunas, Lithuania – In a repeat of last year’s semifinal matchup, Real Madrid once again emerged triumphant against FC Barcelona in the EuroLeague Final Four. With a final score of 66-78, Real Madrid showcased their resilience and determination to secure a spot in the championship game against Olympiacos Piraeus.

Walter Tavares played a pivotal role for Real Madrid, contributing an impressive 20 points, 15 rebounds, and 4 blocks, including a crucial one in the closing minutes of the game. Mario Hezonja also made a significant impact with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Sergio Rodriguez stepped up in the fourth quarter, scoring 9 of his 12 points in the final 10 minutes.

For Barcelona, Alex Abrines led the team with 16 points, followed by Nicolas Laprovittola with 12 and Kyle Kuric with 11. Despite their efforts, Barcelona fell short as Real Madrid found an extra gear and maintained control of the game.

Real Madrid will now have the opportunity to compete for their 11th EuroLeague title in the championship game on Sunday against Olympiacos Piraeus, setting the stage for an exciting clash between two storied basketball clubs.