Everything is already prepared in Malaga for the Final Four of the Basketball Champions League to start next Friday. The tournament, with the four best teams from this BCL 22/23, will be a sporting spectacle. These are the 10 key words of the four-way event for the FIBA title that Unicaja, Telekom Bonn, Hapoel Jerusalem and Lenovo Tenerife will fight for.
The Martín Carpena Sports Palace is the venue that hosts this Final Four. FIBA thought of many options. Jerusalem and Malaga were the last two applicants until the organization ended up designating the capital of the Costa del Sol and Carpena.
The 4 teams that reach this Final Four are really contenders for the continental title. Unicaja, for being the host; Tenerife, for being the current champion; Hapoel Jerusalem, for its versatile staff; and Telekom Bonn, for being the best team in Germany this season. Any of the four can win.
The atmosphere in the stands at Carpena is going to be very nice with the combination of compositor green, Hapoel red, Telekom Bonn black and Lenovo Tenerife yellow. The Israelis, about 2,000, will be the most numerous outside the local public.
The capital of the Costa del Sol has become a city that hosts top-level international sporting events. La Roja has played, in just a few months, twice at La Rosaleda, Carpena himself hosted the last Davis Cup Final Phase, an event that will be repeated next autumn. This weekend is the Final Four of the FIBA Champions League.
European basketball continues to be fought and divided between the Euroleague and the Eurocup, on the one hand, and FIBA, on the other. Unicaja, in its second year in the “FIBA universe”, has managed to sneak into the Final Four of its most important competition, the Basketball Champions League.
The four teams that will play the semifinals of this Final Four starting on Friday are already sighing to win the European Champions trophy, which for a few weeks now has been exhibited in different parts of Malaga.
7. Economic Loot
In addition to the title of European champion, the team that wins this Final Four will get a good financial pinch. The winners of the two semifinals will pocket 300,000 euros each and the team that wins the final on Sunday, 600,000 euros more. In total, 900,000 euros for winning a couple of games. It’s not bad at all.
The compositor team is the host of this tournament and the main favorite… according to the bets. The people from Malaga have had an immaculate competition. They passed the Qualifying Phase without any problem, were group leaders in the first Phase, group leaders in the Round of 16 and quickly won their quarterfinal play-off against UCAM de Murcia.
Who will be the best player in the Final Four? It is another incentive for this weekend appointment at the Martín Carpena. There is so much quality in the squads of the four participating teams that almost anyone could be the MVP of this Malaga 2023 event.
Fans who cannot go to the Martín Carpena to watch the matches will have the option of following them through the cameras of 101 Televisión and also of Teledeporte, which will broadcast them throughout the national territory.