Real Madrid will face CSKA Moscow in the Final Four semi-finals on Friday 18 May at Belgrade’s Kombank Arena (at 6pm CEST). This unprecedented semi-final match-up pits the European Cup’s two most decorated sides, with the Whites boasting nine titles, whilst the Russians have seven to their name.
Real Madrid and CSKA both ran out 3-1 winners in their playoff series, against Panathinaikos and Khimki respectively. The Moscow-based team finished top of the standings in the Regular Seague, whilst Real Madrid ended that phase in fifth. In their head-to-heads this season they’re tied at 101: the Whites won 82-69 at the WiZink Center before Itoudis’s men triumphed 93-87 at the Megasport Arena.