Credit: Zuma Press – Scanpix
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Real Madrid (2-1) will face Panathinaikos OPAP Athens (1-2) in the fourth round of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague on Friday night at WiZink Center. 

After a roller-coaster game against AS Monaco, the Blancos are ready to host the Greens, who have lost ten games in a row at Madrid. 

Before the upcoming game, head coach Pablo Laso warned about how treacherous it can be in a double round Euroleague week. 

“We are in the middle of 10 demanding days, and we are 2-1 so far. I think we lack some consistency. We played some good minutes in Greece, and we lost. Then we had some trouble against Monaco, and we won”, said the Spanish coach.

Laso recognized it is going to be a difficult test, describing Panathinaikos as a dangerous team.

“They competed so well on the road. Nedovic and Papapetrou are two great players in the offense. Nedovic may not have started well, but he has capabilities in the 1v1 situations and open shots. 

The American newcomers like Macon or Perry are really athletic, and players like Evans or White allow them to play aggressively on defense,” underlined the Spanish specialist. 

Thompkins and Randolph are still sidelined due to their injuries, while Adam Hanga is doubtful after leaving the court on Wednesday. 

“We were a bit worried at first, but fortunately, it seems not to be significant,” added the 54-year-old. 

For his part, Nigel Williams-Goss said: “Each EuroLeague game is complicated, and you cannot take any opponent for granted, especially Panathinaikos.

It will be a demanding game for us, and we will have to play tough and focused. We must be ready for this game,” told the American guard.

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Real Madrid
Panathinaikos Athens
47%
4 Position
Field goals
43%
14 Position
38,67
2 Position
Rebounds
34,00
11 Position
20,67
2 Position
Assists
12,00
18 Position
6,33
10 Position
Steals
4,67
16 Position

Teams leaders

Guerschon  Yabusele
13,3 PTS
55% 2P%
60% 3P%
Ioannis  Papapetrou
17,3 PTS
56% 2P%
31% 3P%
Walter  Tavares
8,0 REB
4,7 DREB
3,3 OREB
Georgios  Papagiannis
6,7 REB
4,7 DREB
2,0 OREB
Thomas  Heurtel
5,0 As
2,0 TO
22 MIN
Daryl  Macon
3,3 As
1,0 TO
25 MIN