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Real Madrid Beat Arch-Rivals Barcelona To Reach Euroleague Final

posted 11 May 2013, 03:38 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 11 May 2013, 03:39 ]

Real Madrid beat arch-rivals Barcelona 74-67 to reach the Euroleague final against Olympiakos Piraeus.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 10, 2013) (EUROLEAGUE) - Real Madrid came back from nine points down in the last quarter to overpower arch-rivals Barcelona 74-67 in the semi-final of the Euroleague Final Four in London on Friday (May 10).

Real will face Olympiakos Piraeus in Sunday's (May 12) final after the defending champions beat CSKA Moscow 69-52 in their sem-final.

Barcelona took an early lead over Real in the all-Spanish 'El Clasico'.

Sharp shooting by power forward Felipe Reyes then helped Real notch 26 points in the final quarter and they stole the lead for good with less than four minutes remaining.

Reyes finished with 17 points, two shy of Barcelona's Marcelinho Huertas, the game's top scorer.

The Catalan side sustained injuries and their top Croatian centre Ante Tomic had to play 36 of the 40 minutes.

Barcelona take on CSKA for third place on Sunday afternoon before Real and Olympiakos clash later in the day.