30.04.2006
For the first time in 36 years CSKA won the Euroleague. The team did it in a perfect way against a strong tournament favorite Maccabi – 73-69. CSKA was leading by 10 points in the second quarter and in the middle of the third but Maccabi thank to a couple of the three pointers managed to cut down the lead and made CSKA win rather narrow.
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CSKA is the Euroleague champion!!!
For the first time in 36 years CSKA won the Euroleague. The team did it in a perfect way against a strong tournament favorite Maccabi – 73-69. CSKA was leading by 10 points in the second quarter and in the middle of the third but Maccabi thank to a couple of the three pointers managed to cut down the lead and made CSKA win rather narrow.

CSKA - Maccabi: 73-69

Theodoros Papaloukas was voted the MVP of the game.

Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach:

- I feel so happy you know. Today my son got better, you’ll excuse me if I get a little bit emotional, and we won the Final Four against a great Maccabi, champion of the 2004 and 2005 Euroleague. It has been 36 years since our club CSKA had not won the title. I am sure Alexander Gomelsky would be proud of what we accomplished tonight. We played smart and that led us to the title against a great Maccabi.

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