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01.04.2010 23:27

CSKA Barca’s semi final rivals in Paris


CSKA Moscow will be Barca’s first rival in the Final Four in Paris after the Russian team beat Caja Laboral in Vitoria70-74 to take their series 3-1.

After a terrible start that saw CSKA take an 11 point lead into the second quarter, the hosts hit back winning the second 27-8. It was dramatically close at the end, with the Basque team 70-72 down and with a final chance to take the series into a fifth game, but it wasn’t to be and CSKA took the game and the place in Paris, 70-74.

Third Final Four meeting

Last season, CSKA beat Barca in the Final Four semis, winning 78-82 thanks to last gasp points from Siskauskas. The two teams also met in the 2006 Final Four in Prague, when Barca were beaten 85-74.
CSKA Barca’s semi final rivals in Paris
Second semi sorted
The two teams in the other half of the draw were also decided on Thursday, with Olympiakos seeing off Prokem 70-86 and Partizan beating Maccabi 76-67 to book their places in the second semi final.

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