EuroleagueLeader OlympiakosDefeats BarcelonaSubmitted by content on Sat, 04/22/2023 - 17:06
Olympiakos has once again proved its dominance in Greek basketball, winning its 11th Greek Cup and second consecutive title. The team defeated Panathinaikos in the semis and Peristeri in the final at the Final Eight tournament held in Iraklio over the weekend. Greece has successfully organized a world-class final tournament for its cup competition, which is a significant achievement considering the past struggles due to fan behavior.
In other basketball news, Greece's two representatives in the Euroleague, Olympiakos, and Panathinaikos, had differing fortunes this week. Olympiakos maintained their position at the top of the table after defeating Barcelona at home, while Panathinaikos suffered another defeat, this time against Monaco.
Olympiakos faced a formidable opponent in Barcelona, one of its main rivals for the Euroleague title, but emerged victorious with a 77-70 score-line on Tuesday. The win was especially important for the team, as it came after two lackluster performances: a loss at Armani Milano and a narrow win against Kolossos in the Greek league.