Historic win makes Fenerbahce the first Turkish basketball team to reach Euroleague final.
(AA) – Istanbul giants Fenerbahce advanced to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague final after beating Spanish basketball club Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 88-77 in their semifinal match Friday.
The impressive victory in in Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena made Fenerbahce the first Turkish basketball club to reach the Euroleague final.
Fenerbahce will play the final with Russian team CSKA Moscow on Sunday, while Laboral Kutxa Vitoria and Lokomotiv Kuban will vie for third place.
CSKA Moscow beat Lokomotiv Kuban 88-81 in their semifinal match just before Fenerbahce’s match the same day.
Last year, Fenerbahce lost against the Moscow club 86-80 in the third-place game of the Euroleague.Six-time Euroleague winner CSKA Moscow has reached the finals 12 times before.