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ISTANBUL /Turkey/, may 19. /Spec. Q. TASS Andrei Kartashov/. Basketball players of CSKA after the defeat of the Greek “Olympiakos” it will be hard to tune in to the match for third place in the Euroleague season -2016/17. This opinion in an interview with TASS was expressed by the CSKA forward semen Antonov.
CSKA lost to Olympiacos in the Euroleague semi-final
CSKA lost to Olympiacos with a score of 78:82, the match was held in Istanbul. The game was won after the third quarter, led the score of “5” and in the fourth, but then lost the advantage and ultimately defeated. CSKA has never beaten Olympiakos in the Final four of the Euroleague, having suffered four defeats. The club from Piraeus to win this red-and-blue in the semi-finals of the Euroleague in 2013 and 2015 and the final in 2012.
“It will be difficult to tune in to the match for the bronze. We had other goals and objectives for the season. But you need to try to regroup, after all, we can say with the match for third place will begin our quest for the trophy of the Euroleague next season”, – said Antonov.
“We need to stay together, to accept defeat like men and move on,” added the player.
CSKA in the match for third place, which will be held in Istanbul on Sunday, will face the loser in the meeting between the Turkish “Fenerbahce” and the Spanish “real”.
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