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Apr 17, 2015

Real surge clear as Barca are pegged back

BELGRADE (Reuters) – – Real Madrid took a 2-0 lead over Anadolu Efes Istanbul in their Euroleague best-of-five quarter-final series on Friday while Barcelona wasted home court advantage against Olympiakos Piraeus.

Real beat Anadolu 90-85 in an absorbing clash with the lead changing hands time and again. A resilient Olympiakos drew level 1-1 with Barca after a 76-63 victory.

Apr 16, 2015

CSKA and Fenerbahce close in on Euroleague Final Four

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Six-time Euroleague winners CSKA Moscow and dark horses Fenerbahce Istanbul took 2-0 leads against their rivals in the competition’s best-of-five quarter-finals after sparkling home wins on Thursday.

CSKA blew away Panathinaikos 100-80 and Fenerbahce brushed aside holders Maccabi Tel Aviv 82-67 as both sides moved within one win of reaching the May 15-17 Final Four in Madrid.

Apr 14, 2015

CSKA and Fenerbahce edge ahead in Euroleague playoffs

By Zoran Milosavljevic

(Reuters) – CSKA Moscow and Fenerbahce drew first blood in the Euroleague’s best-of-five playoffs with contrasting home wins over their respective rivals on Tuesday.

A rampant CSKA blew away Panathinaikos 93-66 while Fenerbahce eked out an 80-72 victory against holders Maccabi Tel Aviv after overcoming an 11-point second-half deficit.

Apr 10, 2015

Real pip Barca at the top of Euroleague group

BELGRADE, (Reuters) – Real Madrid ended the Euroleague’s second group stage with a 99-83 win over Zalgiris Kaunas on Friday to clinch top spot in their section and book a best-of-five quarter-final against Anadolu Efes Istanbul.

Rivals Barcelona finished second in Group E after an 88-65 victory at Galatasaray earned a clash with triple former winners Olympiakos Piraeus, the third-placed team in Group F.

Apr 9, 2015

Maccabi and Panathinaikos reach playoffs

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Euroleague holders Maccabi Tel Aviv, six-times winners Panathinaikos and Anadolu Efes Istanbul clinched the competition’s final three playoff berths in contrasting fashion on Thursday.

Maccabi sealed their passage with a 73-64 win at direct rivals Alba Berlin and while the result eliminated the German side, it also sent through Panathinaikos despite their dramatic 69-68 defeat at Red Star Belgrade.

Apr 8, 2015

Partizan, Cukaricki surge into Serbian Cup final

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Partizan Belgrade and city rivals Cukaricki stormed into the Serbian cup final after flawless second-leg performances gave them emphatic aggregate wins on Wednesday.

Partizan brushed aside Jagodina 2-0 away for a 5-0 overall rout of last year’s finalists and Cukaricki celebrated the biggest success in their history with a 4-1 win at neighbours Vozdovac after beating them 2-0 in the first leg.

Apr 8, 2015

Soccer-Partizan, Cukaricki surge into Serbian Cup final

BELGRADE, April 8 (Reuters) – Partizan Belgrade and city rivals Cukaricki stormed into the Serbian cup final after flawless second-leg performances gave them emphatic aggregate wins on Wednesday.

Partizan brushed aside Jagodina 2-0 away for a 5-0 overall rout of last year’s finalists and Cukaricki celebrated the biggest success in their history with a 4-1 win at neighbours Vozdovac after beating them 2-0 in the first leg.

Apr 4, 2015

Soccer-Partizan go five points clear as Red Star stumble

BELGRADE, April 4 (Reuters) – Serbian league leaders Partizan Belgrade stretched their advantage to five points with a 2-1 home win over bottom side Radnicki Kragujevac on Saturday.

Partizan benefited from a slip-up by champions and city rivals Red Star, who were beaten by the same score at Novi Pazar.

Mar 30, 2015

Matic shines on another gloomy night for Serbia

BELGRADE (Reuters) – A 2-1 defeat by Portugal has left Serbia with only a slim hope of reaching Euro 2016 after Nemanja Matic provided the only beacon of light in another lacklustre qualifying performance by the Balkan nation.

The Chelsea midfielder capped a fine individual display with a breathtaking equaliser at the La Luz stadium on Sunday, unleashing an unstoppable overhead volley to briefly cancel out Ricardo Carvalho’s opener.

Mar 30, 2015

Soccer-Matic shines on another gloomy night for Serbia

BELGRADE, March 30 (Reuters) – A 2-1 defeat by Portugal has left Serbia with only a slim hope of reaching Euro 2016 after Nemanja Matic provided the only beacon of light in another lacklustre qualifying performance by the Balkan nation.

The Chelsea midfielder capped a fine individual display with a breathtaking equaliser at the La Luz stadium on Sunday, unleashing an unstoppable overhead volley to briefly cancel out Ricardo Carvalho’s opener.

    • About Zoran

      "I've been a sports reporter since 1996, having started in the news business as a Serbian-English translator in 1990. I am based in my hometown Belgrade, Serbia and my current job involves covering various top-level sports events at home and abroad."
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