Real Madrid will be without home-court advantage in the best-of-five series which will open with two games at Athens’ Olympic Sport Center, to be played on Tuesday 17 April and Thursday 19th at 8:15pm CEST. The third contest will take place on Wednesday 25 April (9pm) at the WiZink Center, as would a possible fourth tussle. In the event that the sides are tied after the fourth game, the fifth match-up would be played on Greek soil.
Fifth-placed Real Madrid will square off against fourth-placed Panathinaikos in what’s an unprecedented tie in the EuroLeague playoffs. Never before have the madridistas and Greeks locked horns in the round before the Final Four. Since the inception of the competition in 2002, the two teams have met 18 times, with the record reading nine wins apiece. The sides’ last faced each other in March at the WiZink Center, with the Whites running out 92-75 winners.