Round 34's many potential twists and turns

Apr 09, 2021 by Euroleague.net Print

UPDATE: Madrid qualifies, Valencia and Zenit stay alive

Real Madrid defeated host Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul by 67-93 on Thursday to qualify for the playoffs. Valencia Basket downed visiting TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 86-81 the same night, to keep its hopes alive. Zenit also kept its hat in the ring on Friday by defeating Maccabi Playtika 86-69. Zenit will qualify for the playoffs it it beats Panathinaikos OPAP Athens at home on Monday. If Zenit loses, Valencia will be the eighth and final playoff team.


Thursday

Friday
 
April 12

Final Standings

FNB
vs.
RMD
VBC
vs.
TDS
ZEN
vs.
MTA
AXM
vs.
EFS
FCB
vs.
BAY
ZEN
vs.
PAN

4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
1
RMB
VBC
ZEN
AXM
BAY
ZEN
AXM
BAY
RMB
FNB
ZEN
2
RMB
VBC
ZEN
AXM
BAY
PAN
AXM
BAY
RMB
FNB
VBC

Round 34's many potential twists and turns

A Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season that has seen more games played than ever before offers the tightest of playoff races in its final few days of action, guaranteeing unprecedented drama certain to extend until to the end of the 34th and final full round – and possibly beyond that.

With 295 games already finalized and just 11 more left to play, the regular season's last full round is replete with high-stakes showdowns that will determine two playoff survivors, one home-court advantage winner and all the head-to-head matchups in the next phase.

Or not.

Due to the worldwide pandemic caused by COVID-19, the drama may be extended until the two rescheduled games next week are played, as well, making this a truly one-of-a-kind race to the finish line.

Heading into games on Thursday and Friday, seven EuroLeague teams are facing 64 different scenarios that will decide their fates. Four of them are vying for those two open playoff spots and three already-qualified teams are aiming with all their might to finish in fourth place and host Game 1 of the playoffs.

The outcomes of six games over five days between Thursday and next Monday will determine the final fourth to eighth places in the standings.

In 32 of those 64 possible scenarios, the playoff race will carry over to next week and one game, a rescheduled Round 6 matchup between Zenit St Petersburg and already-eliminated Panathinaikos OPAP Athens on Monday, April 12.

To make things even better, all the tension we are about to witness in the final days of the regular season will only pave the way for even more drama during the best-of-five playoffs, starting Tuesday, April 20, and the Final Four, from May 28 and 30 in Cologne, Germany. Enjoy!


Thursday

Friday
 
April 12

Final Standings

FNB
vs.
RMD
VBC
vs.
TDS
ZEN
vs.
MTA
AXM
vs.
EFS
FCB
vs.
BAY
ZEN
vs.
PAN

4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
1
FNB
TDS
MTA
AXM
BAY
ZEN
 

AXM
FNB
BAY
TDS
RMB
2
FNB
TDS
MTA
AXM
FCB
ZEN
 

AXM
FNB
BAY
TDS
RMB
3
FNB
TDS
MTA
EFS
BAY
ZEN
 

FNB
BAY
AXM
TDS
RMB
4
FNB
TDS
MTA
EFS
FCB
ZEN
 

FNB
AXM
BAY
TDS
RMB
5
FNB
TDS
ZEN
AXM
BAY
ZEN
 

AXM
FNB
BAY
ZEN
TDS
6
FNB
TDS
ZEN
AXM
FCB
ZEN
 

AXM
FNB
ZEN
BAY
TDS
7
FNB
TDS
ZEN
EFS
BAY
ZEN
 

FNB
BAY
ZEN
AXM
TDS
8
FNB
TDS
ZEN
EFS
FCB
ZEN
 

FNB
AXM
ZEN
BAY
TDS
9
FNB
VBC
MTA
AXM
BAY
ZEN
 

AXM
FNB
BAY
VBC
RMB
10
FNB
VBC
MTA
AXM
FCB
ZEN
 

AXM
FNB
BAY
VBC
RMB
11
FNB
VBC
MTA
EFS
BAY
ZEN
 

FNB
BAY
AXM
VBC
RMB
12
FNB
VBC
MTA
EFS
FCB
ZEN
 

FNB
AXM
BAY
VBC
RMB
13
FNB
VBC
ZEN
AXM
BAY
ZEN
 

AXM
FNB
BAY
ZEN
VBC
14
FNB
VBC
ZEN
AXM
FCB
ZEN
 

AXM
FNB
ZEN
BAY
VBC
15
FNB
VBC
ZEN
EFS
BAY
ZEN
 

FNB
BAY
ZEN
AXM
VBC
16
FNB
VBC
ZEN
EFS
FCB
ZEN
 

FNB
AXM
ZEN
BAY
VBC
17
RMB
TDS
MTA
AXM
BAY
ZEN
 

AXM
BAY
RMB
FNB
ZEN
18
RMB
TDS
MTA
AXM
FCB
ZEN
 

AXM
RMB
FNB
BAY
ZEN
19
RMB
TDS
MTA
EFS
BAY
ZEN
 

BAY
AXM
RMB
FNB
ZEN
20
RMB
TDS
MTA
EFS
FCB
ZEN
 

AXM
RMB
FNB
BAY
ZEN
21
RMB
TDS
ZEN
AXM
BAY
ZEN
 

AXM
BAY
RMB
FNB
ZEN
22
RMB
TDS
ZEN
AXM
FCB
ZEN
 

AXM
RMB
FNB
BAY
ZEN
23
RMB
TDS
ZEN
EFS
BAY
ZEN
 

BAY
AXM
RMB
FNB
ZEN
24
RMB
TDS
ZEN*
EFS
FCB
ZEN
 

AXM
RMB
FNB
ZEN
BAY
25
RMB
VBC
MTA
AXM
BAY
ZEN
 

AXM
BAY
RMB
FNB
VBC
26
RMB
VBC
MTA
AXM
FCB
ZEN
 

AXM
RMB
FNB
BAY
VBC
27
RMB
VBC
MTA
EFS
BAY
ZEN
 

BAY
AXM
RMB
FNB
VBC
28
RMB
VBC
MTA
EFS
FCB
ZEN
 

AXM
RMB
FNB
BAY
VBC
29
RMB
VBC
ZEN
AXM
BAY
ZEN
 

AXM
BAY
RMB
FNB
ZEN
30
RMB
VBC
ZEN
AXM
FCB
ZEN
 

AXM
RMB
FNB
BAY
ZEN
31
RMB
VBC
ZEN
EFS
BAY
ZEN
 

BAY
AXM
RMB
FNB
ZEN
32
RMB
VBC
ZEN
EFS
FCB
ZEN
 

AXM
RMB
FNB
ZEN
BAY
33
FNB
TDS
MTA
AXM
BAY
PAN
 

AXM
FNB
BAY
TDS
RMB
34
FNB
TDS
MTA
AXM
FCB
PAN
 

AXM
FNB
BAY
TDS
RMB
35
FNB
TDS
MTA
EFS
BAY
PAN
 

FNB
BAY
AXM
TDS
RMB
36
FNB
TDS
MTA
EFS
FCB
PAN
 

FNB
AXM
BAY
TDS
RMB
37
FNB
TDS
ZEN
AXM
BAY
PAN
 

AXM
FNB
BAY
TDS
RMB
38
FNB
TDS
ZEN
AXM
FCB
PAN
 

AXM
FNB
BAY
TDS
RMB
39
FNB
TDS
ZEN
EFS
BAY
PAN
 

FNB
BAY
AXM
TDS
RMB
40
FNB
TDS
ZEN
EFS
FCB
PAN
 

FNB
AXM
BAY
TDS
RMB
41
FNB
VBC
MTA
AXM
BAY
PAN
 

AXM
FNB
BAY
VBC
RMB
42
FNB
VBC
MTA
AXM
FCB
PAN
 

AXM
FNB
BAY
VBC
RMB
43
FNB
VBC
MTA
EFS
BAY
PAN
 

FNB
BAY
AXM
VBC
RMB
44
FNB
VBC
MTA
EFS
FCB
PAN
 

FNB
AXM
BAY
VBC
RMB
45
FNB
VBC
ZEN
AXM
BAY
PAN
 

AXM
FNB
BAY
VBC
RMB
46
FNB
VBC
ZEN
AXM
FCB
PAN
 

AXM
FNB
BAY
VBC
RMB
47
FNB
VBC
ZEN
EFS
BAY
PAN
 

FNB
BAY
AXM
VBC
RMB
48
FNB
VBC
ZEN
EFS
FCB
PAN
 

FNB
AXM
BAY
VBC
RMB
49
RMB
TDS
MTA
AXM
BAY
PAN
 

AXM
BAY
RMB
FNB
TDS
50
RMB
TDS
MTA
AXM
FCB
PAN
 

AXM
RMB
FNB
BAY
TDS
51
RMB
TDS
MTA
EFS
BAY
PAN
 

BAY
AXM
RMB
FNB
TDS
52
RMB
TDS
MTA
EFS
FCB
PAN
 

AXM
RMB
FNB
BAY
TDS
53
RMB
TDS
ZEN
AXM
BAY
PAN
 

AXM
BAY
RMB
FNB
ZEN
54
RMB
TDS
ZEN
AXM
FCB
PAN
 

AXM
RMB
FNB
BAY
ZEN
55
RMB
TDS
ZEN
EFS
BAY
PAN
 

BAY
AXM
RMB
FNB
ZEN
56
RMB
TDS
ZEN*
EFS
FCB
PAN
 

AXM
RMB
FNB
BAY
ZEN
57
RMB
VBC
MTA
AXM
BAY
PAN
 

AXM
BAY
RMB
FNB
VBC
58
RMB
VBC
MTA
AXM
FCB
PAN
 

AXM
RMB
FNB
BAY
VBC
59
RMB
VBC
MTA
EFS
BAY
PAN
 

BAY
AXM
RMB
FNB
VBC
60
RMB
VBC
MTA
EFS
FCB
PAN
 

AXM
RMB
FNB
BAY
VBC
61
RMB
VBC
ZEN
AXM
BAY
PAN
 

AXM
BAY
RMB
FNB
VBC
62
RMB
VBC
ZEN
AXM
FCB
PAN
 

AXM
RMB
FNB
BAY
VBC
63
RMB
VBC
ZEN
EFS
BAY
PAN
 

BAY
AXM
RMB
FNB
VBC
64
RMB
VBC
ZEN
EFS
FCB
PAN
 

AXM
RMB
FNB
BAY
VBC