Did you know? Regular Season Round 4

Sep 04, 2018 by Euroleague.net Print

You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague is the only major round-robin team competition in Europe.

You know, therefore, that fans anywhere can see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams.

And you know what that adds up to – season-long drama that only the EuroLeague can deliver!

BUT…. did you know the following about the games of Round 4?

One Team RS04

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul

Three Fenerbahce players have suited up for Efes in the past.

Baris Hersek, Ahmet Duverioglu and Sinan Guler all played EuroLeague games with Efes before joining Fenerbahce.

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Coach Blatt faces his former club.

David Blatt coached Maccabi to its last EuroLeague title in 2014. He was Maccabi's head coach for a total of six seasons and also took the team to the championship game in 2011.

AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Khimki Moscow Region

Khimki is undefeated in Milan.

Two games, two wins. Khimki beat Milan 68-72 in 2009 and celebrated a 71-77 victory last season behind 29 points from Alexey Shved.

Real Madrid vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica

This game is a rematch of the 2001 EuroLeague Playoffs.

Madrid and Buducnost faced each other in the 2001 playoffs - in the competition's original season. Madrid swept the best-of-three eighthfinals series.

Darussafaka Istanbul vs. FC Barcelona Lassa

Barcelona has never beaten Darussafaka in Istanbul.

Darussafaka is 2-0 against Barcelona at home with a 76-74 triumph in Game 2 of the 1999 Korac Cup eighthfinals and an 81-77 win in the 2016-17 EuroLeague regular season.

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Zalgiris Kaunas

'Saras' took Panathinaikos to EuroLeague glory.

Zalgiris head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius won his last of four EuroLeague titles with Panathinaikos in 2009. He played four seasons for the Greens.

FC Bayern Munich vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz

Former frontcourt mates meet again.

Danilo Barthel of Bayern and Johannes Voigtmann of Baskonia played together for Fraport Skyliner's for four years and helped it win the 2016 FIBA Europe Cup title.

Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. CSKA Moscow

'Chacho' travels back home.

Sergio Rodriguez plays in his native Canary Islands for the first time in his EuroLeague career. A former EuroLeague MVP, Rodriguez was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.