Led by Pau Gasol, Barcelona’s players beat Olympia Milan on Friday evening in the semi-final of the Euroleague (84-82). Success allows the Catalan club to reach the final, which will be held on Sunday in Cologne. Barcelona will face Aves Istanbul, who have already lost in the final in 2019.
Barcelona, the final of the Euroleague basketball, will play Aves Istanbul, Sunday, in Cologne, after its victory over Olympia Milan on Friday evening (84-82), at the end of the suspense, in the last victorious shot by Corrie Higgins.
The Turkish club was the first to qualify in revenge for the 2019 Final against CSKA Moscow (89-86), despite a huge comeback from Muscovites at the end of the match. This season, already in the Euroleague, Barcelona lost twice to Aves Istanbul, away from home (79-86) in December and then at home (86-88) in February.
Griezmann’s reaction to qualifying
With the return of Pau Gasol, the Catalans will play their first final since 2010, when they were crowned in Paris Bercy. In 2014, during their last participation in Final 4, they finished third while the 2020 edition of the competition did not end due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This victory and this qualification made Antoine Griezmann interact in a special way. , To prepare for the euro with the France national team. But the Catalan player did not hesitate to follow the performance of his colleagues in the basketball department and congratulate them on his social media.