Fenerbahce faces Ekaterinburg in EuroLeague women’s basketball semifinal while Perfumerias Avenida faces Sopron Basket

EuroLeague Women Basketball competition is being played this season with various clubs around Europe fighting for the championship. On 16th April, two heavy-weight matches are set to feature as two semi-finals of the competition in Volkswagen Arena Istanbul.

The first match will see Fenerbahce Öznur Kablo playing against UMMC Ekaterinburg. Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo qualified for the FIBA EuroLeague Women’s Final Four after taking out Istanbul-based basketball side Galatasaray from the running, despite losing the game. Fenerbahce’s Ukrainian guard Alina Iagupova was the highest scorer of her team with 18 points and seven rebounds in the 71-61 loss to the Lions. Kayla McBride came off the bench to add 10 points as Kiah Stokes produced 13 rebounds and eight points at Pabellon Municipal Wurzburg dome in Salamanca, Spain. For the winning side, Mercedes Russell racked up a double-double with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Anete Steinberg helped her team with 13 points and eight rebounds in the win over the Yellow Canaries.

Despite the loss, Fenerbahce’s 91-74 victory over Galatasaray in the first leg of the quarterfinals propelled it to the final four. UMMC Ekaterinburg is a Russian women’s basketball team that plays in the Russian league and EuroLeague. It has been very successful in recent times with some heavyweight names in their current roster. Already holding a double-digit lead from the first leg, Ekaterinburg had a massive victory against Dynamo Kursk.

The one-sided match ended with the final scoreline being 94-59. Ekaterinburg proceeded to the Semifinal in a comprehensive 47 points aggregate success. The second match will see Perfumerias Avenida facing Sopron Basket. Perfumerias Avenida reached their first semi-final in a decade after winning against arch-rival Spar Girona in an exciting Quarter final game 2 fixture. Avenida took an eight points advantage in the first leg. They had a 71-65 victory in the second leg. The scoreline though doesn’t reflect the intensity of the match according to some pundits. Girona came close to overcoming the deficit numerous times. The fans inside Pabellon Wurzburg celebrated Avenida’s victory wildly as a revenge for their recent elimination at the hand of Girona in Copa De La Reina. Tiffany Hayes led the way for Avenida with 16 points and showed some great moves. Maria Araujo scored 15 points and 6 boards for Girona. Meanwhile, Sopron Basket suffered defeat at the hands of LDLC Asvel in the second leg of quarter final. The final score was 62-75. But they proceed to Semi-final 156-141 on aggregate. They were part of the EuroLeague semifinal in 2018 and 2019 too. This is the first EuroLeague semifinal for Avenida since 2010-11.

Live-stream details

The EuroLeague Women Basketball competition can be live-streamed across channels and networks all over the world. If you are a basketball fanatic, keep your eyes on the next part. 

  • FIBA.basketball is the official website of the EuroLeague Women Basketball 2021 season. You can keep a tab on the live-stream displays and scores on this site. 
  • Another way to stay ahead is by checking on the FIBA channel on Youtube. You can also subscribe to Youtube TV by paying a monthly subscription of 64.99 USD and enjoy all the action from the EuroLeague Women Basketball channel. 
  • The EuroLeague Women sports app on Google Play also provides complete coverage of the tournament. 
  • If you are encountering any problem to live-stream the action, you could be under a geo-block. The best way to escape from this is by using premium VPN services like NordVPN and ExpressVPN and override this block. 
  • The official Twitter handle of the EuroLeague Women Basketball can also be a probable place to enjoy the live-stream coverage of the sporting action. You can get related news and stats there too.
  • Reddit is a top-tier social and discussion website that provides live-stream coverage of a lot of sports across the world. You need to sign up, login with your credentials and find the relevant subreddit. Once that is done, you will find feasible links that are not flagged down by the tournament organizers and this will help you to live-stream all the action free of cost!

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