London Lions win first EuroCup after second leg fightback against Besiktas

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  • EuroCup final: London Lions 81-70 Besiktas (149-145 on agg)
  • Lions make history after overturning seven-point first leg deficit

Amid scenes of complete chaos and bewildering cacophony, in front of a crowd that grew as wild as the intoxicating sport they were witnessing, London Lions became the first English team to win a major European trophy by beating Besiktas 81-70 to take the Women’s EuroCup 149-145 on aggregate.

The delirious scenes at the end were understandable both because of the importance of the match and the stunning drama it produced, and because these were moments of particularly poignant glory. The Lions are owned by 777 Partners, who already run football clubs in France, Belgium, Italy and Brazil and are the group behind Everton’s ongoing takeover saga, but who have already announced their intention to scale back funding at the end of the current season.

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Written by Simon Burnton at the Copper Box
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