NEWS | 12/05/2019The current champions will play CSKA Moscow in the the semifinals (9pm CEST)
Pablo Laso’s go in to the Final Four for the seventh time in nine seasons (and sixth in the last seven). In Madrid 2015 they were proclaimed champion and won the ninth European Cup, and in the Belgrade 2018 they won the tenth. Since 2010/11 Real Madrid has been runner-up twice (London 2013 and Milan 2014) and twice finished fourth (Barcelona 2011 and Istanbul 2016). The only two season they missed out were 2011/12 and 2015/2016. In the other semifinal, Fenerbahçe will face Anadolu Efes (Friday, 6pm). The final of the Euroleague will be held on Sunday, May 19, at 8:30pm, while the third and fourth place will take place at 5:30pm.
Real Madrid know perfectly well the Buesa Arena and Vitoria, a city in which they have won every finals they’ve played: 3 in the Copa del Rey (1967, 1971 and 2017), 2 of Super Cup (2013 and 2014) and 2 Leagues in the fourth (2018) and fifth game (2005). The Whites have experienced a lot of good times on the court in Alava. The trey by Herreros to cap an incredible comeback against TAU and get the League in the 2014-15 season, the exhibition by Rudy in the fourth game last year with 27 points in 25 minutes that gave Laso league title number 34, or the Copa del Rey in 2017, one of the most exciting in history and in which Llull was MVP. Real Madrid will look to lift the eleventh there.