The Unicaja fans have a very important date this Wednesday. Ibon Navarro’s team does not play, but all the eyes of the “green tide”, of the compositor technician himself and of the players will be focused on what happens from 6:00 p.m. in Jerusalem, in the tiebreaker clash of the quarterfinal series between Hapoel and AEK Athens.
In that match, nothing more and nothing less will be at stake than the venue for the next Final Four of this Basketball Champions League 2022/2023. And it is that it is taken for granted that if Hapoel beat AEK and enter the four-way match for the title, it will be their Jerusalem Arena stadium that will host the event from May 12 to 14. However, if this Wednesday the Greeks win the third game of their quarterfinal series on the Hebrew court, then the Martín Carpena Palace will be the venue where the four best teams in the FIBA competition will elucidate the continental title.
Hapoel and AEK have come to this match with their tie tied 1-1 after the 64-55 victory of the Hebrews in the first match, played in Israel, while the Hellenes won 94-78 on their court last week.
As it has been reported, Jerusalem will be the city chosen for the Final Four as long as Hapoel is one of the four qualified teams. The only option left for Málaga is to wait for the Israelis to be knocked out after this game against AEK. Then the Carpena would be the field where the decisive matches of the competition would be played. This is the reason why the compositor fans will give all their support, from a distance, to AEK this Wednesday so that the miracle of the defeat of Hapoel can be achieved, which would allow the dream of the Los Guindos club to come true and of their fans to play the continental title at home, with the support of the “green tide”.