Olympiacos Ready to Lift Their Fourth Euroleague Title
Olympiacos and Fenerbahce will compete for this year’s Euroleague title on Sunday May 21st at the Sinan Erdem Dome in Konstantinoupoli.
On Friday, Olympiacos took down the Russian giants, CSKA Moscow, in yet another Euroleague Final-4 to advance to their their 8th Euroleague Final in club history. The Greek side have won three Euroleague titles, in 1997, 2012, and 2013, and will look to add their fourth on Sunday against Fenerbahce. The Erythrolefki have become a real powerhouse in European basketball in recent years having played in four of the last six Euroleague Finals.
However, it will be the “hometown heros” Fenerbahce who will come into the game as the slight favorites. The Turkish side will be at “home” with hopes of winning their first Euroleague title in club history. Fenerbahce came one step short last season after falling to CSKA Moscow in last year’s Final. Obradovic and his men will surely have that on their minds and will use the home support to their advantage against the fighting Greek Champions.
The atmosphere is expected to be electrifying from the fans of both teams. Earlier in the day, their were clashes between the Greek and Turkish fans with many of the Olympiacos supporters stating that they feel unsafe in the city. This year's final will be the first between a Greek and Turkish side and the tensions will be high both in the stands and on the court.
Olympiacos have the talent and experience, housing players like Spanoulis, Printezis, Mantzaris, and Papanikolaou to bring home the European Championship and celebrate in fashion over the Turkish club in the “Poli.”