By Can Erozden
ANKARA (AA) – Turkish basketball powerhouse Anadolu Efes filmed their 2021 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague success story and the first of its four-episode movie will be aired on Sunday, the club said on Saturday.
In a statement, Anadolu Efes said that the team's success story in the European campaign will be broadcast on their YouTube channel.
The Istanbul club added that the first episode, A Padlock In Cologne – Part I: Arrival, will be available to watch on Sunday.
The title of the film, A Padlock In Cologne, originated from a fan’s wish for a championship. The name refers to a padlock, which read “Anadolu Efes F4 Champ,” hung by an Anadolu Efes supporter on a bridge in Cologne.
The Final Four of the EuroLeague was scheduled to be held in Cologne before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world.
On 12 March 2020, Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Basketball temporarily suspended its competitions due to the pandemic. On 25 May, EuroLeague Basketball cancelled the 2019-20 season.
The 2020-21 EuroLeague season started on Oct. 1, 2020 with strict COVID-19 protocols.
One of the favorites for the title, Anadolu Efes were crowned the 2021 EuroLeague champions for the first time, defeating Spanish opponents Barcelona 86-81 in the final held in Cologne's Lanxess Arena on May 30.