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Angelopoulos after the victory in Barcelona

Angelopoulos after the victory in Barcelona

Olympiacos defeated Barcelona 63-59 in the fifth and final game of the EuroLeague playoffs and made history with another Final 4 in the “era” of the Angelopoulos brothers.

Panagiotis and Giorgos Angelopoulos were at the Palau Blaugrana Stadium and celebrated on the field Olympiacos’ qualification over Barcelona, ​​while describing their team as a global phenomenon.

Sayings of the Angelopoulos brothers

Panagiotis Angelopoulos: “We are making history with the third final series. We are proud and justified, we are in a big battle with Real Madrid. We clearly did not have enough. I don’t think history owes us anything. The goal is to come out with a knife in our teeth and beat Real Madrid. We are broken.” The lead in the fifth match, which happened today for the first time, and we did not fully realize what we achieved. Trust in the coach is a given. We suffered injuries, and we took three players and all the players contributed to this debut that we made in the second round of the European League.”

Regarding whether he would like Panathinaikos to be a contender in the final, Panagiotis Angelopoulos said: “I will stick to the fact that we have to face Real Madrid in the semi-finals.”

George Angelopoulos: “It is a fantastic achievement, congratulations to the whole team. It is justification for the efforts we are making for Olympiacos amidst adversity. After deciding our lives until the end, Olympiacos is in first place. It is shocking. In the fifth match, no team has played away from home until today, and it must be broken Traditions. We deserve it. We showed incredible resilience. Very important players, legends left, and Olympiacos remains at the top, and that says something about the club. When the results justify you, you are happy. We had confidence in the coach January in ninth place, and from then on there was an amazing counter-attack, we won almost all the matches, we had the belief, the steps were taken and what was needed was done for the team. We have our own way. Olympiacos is a global phenomenon. We have been to 9 Final 4s New order, our way.”

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For his part, regarding whether he would like Panathinaikos to be a competitor in the final, he said the following: “The Barcelona president congratulated us. Rivalry is welcome, but not toxicity. You have all seen what happens recently. When you play a semi-final match against last year’s champion “You can’t talk about the final.”