Anadolu Efes and CSKA Moscow face off in the semi-finals of the Cologne Final Four. The Russian team, one of the great others of this top 4 of the Euroleague, faces the Turkish team, which they already defeated in the final of the continental competition on 2019 for 83-91.
The Turkish team arrives with a very positive dynamic, clearly from less to more during the season. They finished the regular season in third place in the standings with 22 games won by 12 losses, behind Barca and CSKA Moscow, both with a record of 24 games won by 10 games lost.
The Anadolu Efes suffered a lot against him Real Madrid on quarter finals of the Euroleague, whom he defeated by 3-2 in a tie that was extremely complicated for him. The Turkish team went 2-0 in the tie, with two resounding victories in Turkey 90-63 and 91-68.
However, when the Turks traveled to Madrid to face the white team in the Wizink Center showed doubts that they cannot afford against the CSKA Moscow. In both the third and fourth games, he led the last quarter. At those times, the Real Madrid He was more reliable and took both games 80-76 and 82-76, which meant that the final game of the series had to be played on Ottoman soil.
In his pavilion, the Anadolu efes suffered to impose himself on Real Madrid by 88-83. Now, perhaps this suffering and these doubts, but coming out alive, can make the Turkish team arrive reinforced at the Cologne Final Four.
The CSKA Moscow, meanwhile, despite the departure of Mike James to the NBA (play in Brooklyn nets), has not taken a step back and has clearly surpassed the Fenerbhaçe with a 3-0 in the quarterfinals. On Russia won 92-76 and 78-67, while when they played in Istanbul beat the CSKA Moscow by a clear 68-85. The pivot injury Vesely left the Ottoman team very depleted to face the Russian giant.
The winner of this semifinal will face the one who goes ahead between Barça and Armani Milan, where the Blaugranas start as favorites, but anything is possible in a game. The culés and the Milanese suffered before Zenit of Saint Petersburg and Bayern Munich, whom they defeated in the fifth part, respectively.
When is Anadolu Efes – CSKA Moscow played?
The game is played today, Friday May 28, at 18.00 hours
Where to see Anadolu Efes – CSKA Moscow?
The meeting can be seen by the DAZN platform, which exclusively covers the Euroleague for Spain. You can follow all the information about the match live on the Mundo Deportivo website.