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Euroleague Live Streaming: A guide on how to watch the 2016-17 Euroleague Final

Lorenzo Gahol 21 May 2017
  • The 2016-17 Euroleague final takes place in Istanbul's Sinan Erdem Dome on Sunday, May 21
  • All matches are being streamed live at bet365>livestreaming>basketball starting on 16:00
  • Members can watch and bet in-play on the 2016-17 Euroleague final
Vassilis Spanoulis (credit: ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The 2017 Euroleague final and battle for third place will take place at the Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul on May 21 and all games will be shown at bet365's free live streaming service. 

Euroleague Live Streaming


Sunday's Fixtures

Fenerbahce and Olympiacos will face off in the Euroleague final at the Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul on Sunday. Preceding this game is the battle for third place between dethroned champion CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid.

Sunday, May 21
16:00

Top seeds Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow find themselves in the duel for third place after losing their respective semifinal games on Friday. Real Madrid lost to Fenerba hce 75-84. Sergio Llull had 28 points and eight assists while Jaycee Carroll contributed 21 but they were the only Los Blancos to hit double figures. Defending champion CSKA, meanwhile, squandered a 13-point lead in the first half as it suffered a 78-82 defeat to Olympiacos. Milos Teodosic paced the Russian giants with 23 points off the bench while backcourt mate Nando De Colo added 16. Real Madrid and CSKA each won at home in their two encounters in the regular season.

19:00

Fenerbahce and Olympiacos meet in the Euroleague championship game for the first time. Fenerbahce beat Real Madrid 84-75 on Friday to reach the final for the second-straight season. Ekpe Udoh had an all-around performance of 18 points, 12 rebounds, a career-best 8 assists and two blocks to lead the Turkish powerhouse. Bogdan Bogdanovic added 14 points while Nikola Kalinic and Jan Vesely chipped in 12 apiece for Fenerbahce, which led from start to finish. Olympiacos, meanwhile, rallied past defending champion CSKA Moscow 82-78 in the other semifinal. The Reds trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half before dominating the fourth period to secure the win. Vassilis Spanoulis, Georgios Printezis and Kostas Papanikolaou scored 14 points apiece to lead Olympiacos back to the final for the first time since 2015. Fenerbahce and Olympiacos split their two meetings in the regular season with each team winning at home.

Upcoming Euroleague Fixtures

Euroleague 2016-17 Final Schedule

DateTime (UK)GamesWhere to Watch
Friday, May 2116:00 (BST)Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow (For 3rd Place)bet365
Friday, May 2119:00 (BST)Fenerbahce vs Olympiacos (Final)bet365

Why watch Euroleague Live Streaming?

The Euroleague is the top-tier international professional basketball league in Europe. It is ranked second only to the NBA in popularity and competitiveness although several Euroleague clubs have beaten NBA teams in the past.

Many Euroleague products went on to have successful NBA careers like Drazen Petrovic, Vlade Divac, Toni Kukoc, Arvydas Sabonis, Andrei Kirilenko, Manu Ginobili and Luis Scola. In addition, many former NBA players found a home in the Euroleague. The long list includes former NBA MVP Bob McAdoo, slam dunk machine Dominique Wilkins, Alphonso Ford (whose name bears the Euroleague's top scorer award), Roy Tarpley, Anthony Parker and Tyus Edney.

The Euroleague has also produced great players who never played in the NBA like Dejan Bodiroga, Dino Meneghin, Manuel Raga and Sergei Belov. Head coaches who started their careers in the Euroleague before invading the NBA include Mike D'Antoni and David Blatt.

Current Teams and Format

Unlike in previous years where 24 teams take part in the regular season, only 16 teams are competing in the Euroleague this season.

The participants are A-license holders Anadolu Efes (Turkey), Baskonia (Spain), CSKA Moscow (Russia), Barcelona (Spain), Fenerbahce (Turkey), Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel), Milano (Italy), Olympiacos (Greece), Panathinaikos (Greece), Real Madrid (Spain) and Zalgiris (Lithuania), Adriatic League champion Crvena Zvezda (Serbia), Eurocup champion Galatasaray (Turkey), UNICS Kazan (Russia), Darussafaka Dogus (Turkey) and Bundesliga champion Brose Baskets (Germany).

Regular Season
All teams will play a double round-robin using the home-and-away format for a total of 30 games per team. The top eight teams after the regular season will qualify for the best-of-five playoffs while the remaining eight clubs will be eliminated.

Playoffs
In this phase, the No. 1 seed will take on the No. 8 seed, the No. 2 seed will face the No. 7 seed, the third seeds will play the sixth seeds and the fourth-ranked club will battle the fifth-seeded team. The winners in the best-of-five series will qualify for the Final Four.

Final Four
Like in previous years, the Final Four will be a single knockout affair. The winners will proceed to the championship game. The Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul will host this season's Final Four.

Euroleague History

The Euroleague was established in 1958 as the FIBA European Champions Cup. It became the FIBA European League in 1991 and FIBA Euroleague in 1996.

Basketball's world governing body ran the premier league until 2000 when Euroleague Basketball, a private company based in Barcelona, entered the picture and formed a brand new Euroleague. Top teams Olympiacos, Kinder Bologna, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Tau Cerámica and Benetton Treviso joined the newly-established league while Panathinaikos, Maccabi Elite, CSKA Moscow and Efes Pilsen opted to remain with the FIBA-operated competition which was subsequently renamed FIBA SuproLeague.

Thus, the 2000-01 season saw two continental champions: Maccabi (Suproleague) and Kinder (Euroleague). The two leagues merged the following season with Euroleague Basketball taking over operations. 

In October 2015, FIBA attempted to regain control of the Euroleague by inviting the top clubs in the continent to join the newly-established Basketball Champions League. However, the clubs opted to remain in the Euroleague and the inaugural BCL ended up with lower-ranked teams that are neither competing in the Euroleague nor the second-tier EuroCup which is also operated by Euroleague Basketball.

Soviet clubs dominated the early years of the Euroleague before Real Madrid led by Clifford Luyk became a force in the 1960s. Italian club Varese starring the great Dino Meneghin was the most dominant team in the Euroleague in the 1970s. Italian clubs continued their dominance in the 1980s with Cantu, Roma and Milano winning titles. Yugoslav sides Cibona, Jugoplastika and Split also won titles in this decade. 

The 1990s saw the rise of Greek giants Panathinaikos and Olympiacos, which continued to win titles in the next two decades. CSKA, Maccabi and Barcelona also had triumphs in the 2000s. 

Real Madrid is the most successful club in the Euroleague with nine titles and eight runner-up finishes. CSKA Moscow is ranked second with seven titles followed by Maccabi Tel Aviv and Panathinaikos with six apiece. Varese has five titles that were all won in the 1970s while Olympiacos, Milano, ASK Riga and Split have three each.

CSKA Moscow is the defending champion after beating Fenerbahce 101-96 in overtime in the final at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin last May. Lokomotiv Kuban and Laboral Kutxa were the other teams that qualified for the Final Four.

Euroleague Champions

Euroleague Champions

TeamTitlesChampion Years
Real Madrid9
1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1973–74, 1977–78, 1979–80, 1994–95, 2014–15
CSKA Moscow71960–61, 1962–63, 1968–69, 1970–71, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2015–16
Maccabi Tel Aviv61976–77, 1980–81, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2013–14
Panathinaikos61995–96, 1999–00, 2001–02, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2010–11
Varese51969–70, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76
Olympiacos31996–97, 2011–12, 2012–13
Olimpia Milano31965–66, 1986–87, 1987–88
ASK Riga31958, 1958–59, 1959–60
Split 31988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91
Barcelona22002–03, 2009–10
Virtus Bologna21997–98, 2000–01
Cantu21981–82, 1982–83
Cibona21984–85, 1985–86
Dinamo Tbilisi11961–62
Joventut Badalona11993–94
Zalgiris11998–99
Bosna11978–79
Virtus Roma11983–84
Partizan11991–92
Limoges11992–93
Fenerbahce 12016-17

How to watch Euroleague 2016-17 Live Streaming


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Step 3: Click on live streaming at the top of the page once you are logged in


Step 4: Select basketball from the drop down menu and you can now watch and bet on the Euroleague 2016-17 season 


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