Fenerbahce Storm Into Playoffs As Olympiakos Slip up
On Friday Fenerbahce emerged victorious with an impressive home win of 98-77 against Emporio Armani Milan while Olympiakos, the tournament winners in three occasions, were defeated 74-73 by Laboral Kutxa.
The win for Fenerbahce, which came as no surprise to many, sees them advance to the competitions playoff stage.
In the days other fixtures saw a matchup between Real Madrid, who have already qualified, and Panathinaikos, that game ended 85-69 in favor of Panathinaikos who are currently pushing for a place in the playoff in their group.
Fenerbahce, which consists of a highly expensive team, celebrated their eight straight win courtesy of a big second half performance by their Serbian guard Bogdan Bogdanovis who scored a game high 25 points.
Fenerbahce’s coach, Zeljko Obradovis, who has won the Euroleague title a record 8 times with 4 different clubs thanked the fans for all the support that they have shown through the season.
"I wish to thank the fans for lifting us after we trailed at halftime and we played very good basketball after the break," he said.
Other big players for Fenerbahce, a team that is aiming to make history by becoming the first Turkish side to ever reach the Final Four of the Eurolleague, was their forward Jan Vesely, who had 14 points and 9 rebounds.
As for Olympiakos, they missed a chance to progress to the events playoff stage following that loss. It is good to note that Olympiakos have won the trough in three occasions that is back in 2012, 2013 and way back in 1997.