Spaniards sweep Turkish teams in Round 9 of Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16
ANKARA - Round nine in Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 ended on Friday. The fans of three Turkish teams were disappointed with their teams'Â losses toÂ their Spanish opponents.
Fenerbahce Ulker lost to Catalan giants Barcelona by 20 points in an away game on Thursday.Â Â The match at Palau Blaugrana ended 93-73 in favour of Barca. Turkey's Fenerbahce could not halt Barca's playmaker Juan Carlos Navarro making 5 assists and scoring 12 points and Ante Tomic scoring 19 points. The top scorer for Fenerbahce Ulker wasÂ Nemanja Bjelica who scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Galatasaray Liv Hospital were beaten by Spain's Real MadridÂ by 11 points in Istanbul. The game at Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall ended 85-74 with a Spanish victory. Real Madrid's Spanish forward Nikola Mirotic brought glory to his team by scoring 18 points and having 5 rebounds. In Galatasaray Serbian forward Zoran Erceg's efforts wereÂ not enough for a win despite scoring 18 points during the game.
Anadolu Efes were defeated by another Spanish team Unicaja Malaga by 8 points on Friday. Unicaja Malaga's Slovenian guard Zoran Dragic was red-hot with his score of 24 points. HeÂ made 3 assists and 4 steals in addition to his teammate Spanish centerÂ Fran Vazquez making 10 rebounds in total. The battle in Malaga ended 83-75 in favour of the home teamÂ Unicaja Malaga.
Results of Round 9 in Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 are as follows:
Olympiacos 86 - 88 Emporio Armani Milan
Barcelona 93 - 73 Fenerbahce Ulker
Panathinaikos 61 - 68 Laboral Kutxa
Unicaja Malaga 83 - 75 Anadolu Efes
Zalgiris Kaunas 86 - 88 CSKA Moscow
Partizan NIS Belgrade 70 - 55 Bayern Munich
Lokomotiv Kuban 78 - 76 Maccabi Electra
Galatasaray Liv Hospital 74 - 85 Real Madrid
After Round 9 in the Top 16, standings in both groups are as follows:
Group EÂ Â
|Emporio Armani Milan||9||6||3|
|Galatasaray Liv Hospital||9||3||6|
|Partizan NIS Belgrade||9||2||7|
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