Ticket to Prague was bought in Istanbul

Sergey Panov (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA outmatched Efes Pilsen in the second game of the series too and acquired a place in Euroleague Final Four, which will be held in Prague from 28th to 30th April. In the very close game Army men finally found the way to reach their goal. The score was equal even at the beginning of the last quarter (55-55). But CSKA made a decisive 10-0 run in the first minutes of the fourth period and stole the win - 71-75.

Efes Pilsen - CSKA: 71-75

• CSKA roared into the fourth consecutive Final Four, a record since the format came to European basketball in 1988

• CSKA became the first participant of Euroleague Final Four-05/06

• CSKA won away game against Efes Pilsen for a first time

• David Vanterpool made 6 turnovers. It's a first time he made so many turnovers in a single game this season

• Trajan Langdon made his 100th assist in Euroleague

Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach:

- I'm glad that we showed mental control on the court during the whole series long. We led almost all the game, despite being on the road. I am very proud of my players and what they did in this series.

Oktay Mahmuti, Efes Pilsen head coach:

- First of all, I want to congratulate CSKA Moscow for their win and wish them good luck in the Final Four. I also want to congratulate my players for the huge effort they made this season. We weren't able to reach our goal but I'm happy about the way my players did. I don't want to talk about the referees because I don't want to give an excuse for the loss. Now, we have to look forward. There's no reason to sit and cry. We have to think about the future.
Sergey Panov 14 points (photo M. Serbin)
Trajan Langdon became the game best scorer 24 points (photo M. Serbin)
Theodoros Papaloukas 8 points + 7 rebounds + 6 assists (photo M. Serbin)
Matjaz Smodis 13 points (photo M. Serbin)
Tomas Van Den Spiegel (photo M. Serbin)
Alexey Savrasenko (photo M. Serbin)
David Vanterpool (photo M. Serbin)
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA sanks for fans (photo M. Serbin)
Ettore Messina (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA fans (photo M. Serbin)