Four teams are left standing when they arrived in Barcelona this weekend, one will be crowned as champion. Here's MVP's potted guide to the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four.

Last season, it was FC Barcelona who emerged triumphant in Paris with victory over Olympiakos. With the reigning champions eliminated by Panathinaikos in the quarter-finals, there will be no repeat for the Final Four hosts. Instead, three past winners, plus powerful Italian challengers Siena, will battle out over the weekend for the European title. 


Friday May 7


Panathinaikos 77-69 Montespachi Siena 

Maccabi Tel Aviv 82-63 Real Madrid

Sunday May 9

Third Place Play-off: Montespachi Siena v Real Madrid (12.30pm / 1.30 CET)

Euroleague Final: Maccabi Tel Aviv v Panathinkaikos  (3.30pm / 4.30 CET – ESPN UK @ 10pm)

All games at Palau San Jordi, Barcelona




Country: Greece

Previous European titles: 5 (1996, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2009)

Greek titles: 31 (last 2009-10)

Coach: Zeljko Obradovic

Who to watch: Dimitris Diamantidis

Quarter-finals: 3-1 v FC Barcelona

Odds: 5/4


Montepaschi Siena

Country: Italy

Previous European titles:None

Italian titles:5 (last 2009-10)

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

Who to watch: Bo McCalebb

Quarter-finals: 3-1 v Olympiakos

Odds: 19/4


Maccabi Tel Aviv

Country: Israel

Previous European titles:4 (1977, 1981, 2004, 2005)

Israeli titles: 48 (last 2008-09)

Coach: David Blatt

Who to watch: Jeremy Pargo

Quarter-finals: 3-1 v Caja Laboral

Odds: 19/10


Real Madrid

Country: Spain

Previous European titles: 8 (1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1974, 1978, 1980. 1995)

Spanish titles: 31 (last 2006-07)

Coach: Emanuel Molin

Who to watch: D’Or Fischer

Quarter-finals: 3-2 v Valencia

Odds: 17/4

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