2019-20Regular SeasonRound 3
October 17, 2019 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 AUDI DOME
Balkans: SPORTKLUB HD
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Brazil: DAZN
Spain: DAZN
France: RMC SPORT 2
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Germany: MAGENTA SPORT
United States of America: FLOHOOPS
Greece: NOVASPORTS
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Israel: 5LIVE

Records

1-1 Regular Season 2-0
1-1 Overall 2-0

Referees

Crew Chief
GARCIA, JUAN CARLOS
Umpire 1
HALLIKO, AARE
Umpire 2
TSAROUCHA, VASILIKI

The Take

FC Bayern Munich will be going for its second win of the season as it welcomes undefeated LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne. Bayern will try to bounce back on its home floor after going down against the defending champions CSKA Moscow last week, while ASVEL will try to take its home-floor mojo to Munich. This will be the first road game for ASVEL this season, after hosting – and beating – Panathinaikos OPAP Athens and Olympiacos Piraeus.

Montenegrin connection

Two head coaches from Montenegro, Bayern's Dejan Radonjic and ASVEL's Zvezdan Mitrovic, are very close long-time friends. Born 17 days apart in 1970, the two not only got into basketball together as teenagers, but were together with Buducnost from their hometown of Podgorica on two occasions – in 1998-99 and 2001-02 -- with Mitrovic as an assistant coach and Radonjic as a player. Now, they will go head to head for the first time in the EuroLeague.

History lesson

Not only have the two teams never met never before, but they have not played in the same Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season until now. Bayern made its EuroLeague debut in 2013, and ASVEL is back this season after a decade away. This is the fifth time Bayern is competing in the EuroLeague, and for ASVEL it is sixth appearance this century.

Marquee matchup

Veteran guard Nihad Dedovic has had a good start to the season, and has been Bayern's driving force on both ends of the floor in the first two weeks, using his size and playmaking ability. On the other side, David Lighty has been ASVEL's leader, posting 17.0 points, 3.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game in two victories. Bayern needs Dedovic and ASVEL depends a lot on Lighty, and the two guards will see plenty of each other in this game.

Keys to victory: Bayern

So far this season, Bayern has faced the top two offensive teams from a year ago, AX Armani Exchange Milan and CSKA Moscow. Its defense has held them to 44.3% two-point shooting – second-best in the competition – and a very stingy 28.6% from three-point distance. Bayern will need its frontcourt to maintain its strong inside play on defense, and keep ASVEL's big men in check.

Keys to victory: ASVEL

ASVEL has been relying on its defense and its ability to control the rebounds, and will need to excel in both again. ASVEL is ranked fourth after two weeks with 13.5 offensive boards per game, while Bayern is at the bottom with 8.0 per contest. Getting those extra possessions, but also forcing the opponents to put extra bodies to protect their own glass and hindering their transition, could be of big importance to ASVEL.

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FC Bayern Munich
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 GEORGE, JASON G 1.98 18
5 BRAY, THOMAS G 1.96 27
7 KING, ALEX F 2.00 34
8 KOPONEN, PETTERI G 1.94 31
10 MONROE, GREGORY C 2.11 29
11 LUCIC, VLADIMIR F 2.04 30
12 LO, MAODO G 1.91 26
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD G 1.99 29
16 ZIPSER, PAUL F 2.03 25
20 NELSON, DEMARCUS G 1.93 33
21 FLACCADORI, DIEGO G 1.93 23
22 BARTHEL, DANILO F 2.08 27
26 LESSORT, MATHIAS C 2.06 24
34 HUESTIS, JOSHUA F 2.01 27
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON C 2.08 29
44 GRANT, SASHA F 1.98 17
66 RUDAN, MATEJ F 2.05 18
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 JACKSON, EDWIN F 1.90 30
2 TAYLOR, JORDAN G 1.85 30
3 JEKIRI, TONYE C 2.12 25
5 KAHUDI, CHARLES F 1.96 33
6 MALEDON, THEO G 1.92 18
9 LOMAZS, RIHARDS F 1.87 23
11 GALLIOU, CHARLES F 2.02 23
12 NOUA, AMINE C 2.02 22
17 JEAN-CHARLES, LIVIO F 2.05 25
19 DIOT, ANTOINE G 1.93 30
21 BAKO, ISMAEL C 2.08 24
23 LIGHTY, DAVID F 1.95 31
32 STRAZEL, MATTHEW G 1.82 17
33 PAYNE, ADREIAN C 2.08 28

Player Stats

Djedovic, N. / 14.0 Lucic, V. / 12.0 Monroe, G. / 11.5
Lighty, D. / 17.0 Jekiri, T. / 14.0 Taylor, J. / 12.0
Monroe, G. / 10.0 Lucic, V. / 5.5 Barthel, D. / 4.0
Monroe, G. / 3.5 Djedovic, N. / 3.0 Nelson, D. / 2.0
Diot, A. / 5.5 Taylor, J. / 4.0 Lighty, D. / 3.0
Djedovic, N. / 2.0 Lucic, V. / 1.0 Monroe, G. / 1.0
Diot, A. / 1.5 Jackson, E. / 1.0 Taylor, J. / 1.0
Bako, I. / 1.0 Noua, A. / 1.0 Payne, A. / 1.0
2PT
Lucic, V. / 90.0 % Djedovic, N. / 69.2 % Nelson, D. / 57.1 %
Payne, A. / 100.0 % Jean-Charles, L. / 75.0 % Jekiri, T. / 61.1 %
3PT
Koponen, P. / 66.7 % Lo, M. / 50.0 % Djedovic, N. / 33.3 %
Rihards, R. / 100.0 % Lighty, D. / 55.6 % Taylor, J. / 50.0 %
FT
Djedovic, N. / 100.0 % Barthel, D. / 100.0 % Lucic, V. / 100.0 %
Diot, A. / 100.0 % Jackson, E. / 100.0 % Rihards, R. / 100.0 %
PIR
Monroe, G. / 19.0 Lucic, V. / 18.5 Djedovic, N. / 14.5
Jekiri, T. / 25.0 Lighty, D. / 16.0 Taylor, J. / 10.5

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
73.0 Points 80.5
37.5 Rebounds 34.5
8.0 O. Rebounds 13.5
29.5 D. Rebounds 21.0
15.0 Assists 17.5
5.5 Steals 5.5
4.0 Blocks 4.0
48.9 % 2PT 53.3 %
30.3 % 3PT 35.0 %
73.7 % FT 82.1 %
81.0 PIR 89.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
71.5 Points 70.5
40.5 Rebounds 35.0
14.0 O. Rebounds 13.0
26.5 D. Rebounds 22.0
15.0 Assists 13.5
7.0 Steals 5.5
3.0 Blocks 2.0
44.3 % 2PT 51.4 %
28.6 % 3PT 32.4 %
67.6 % FT 58.0 %
75.0 PIR 69.5
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FC Bayern Munich vs. LDLC Asvel Villeurbanne

· This marks the first meeting ever between Bayern and ASVEL despite the two having played in the same 7DAYS EuroCup season three times since 2012.

· ASVEL guard Edwin Jackson and Bayern sharpshooter Petteri Koponen were teammates for the second part of the 2017-18 season at FC Barcelona.

· Bayern guard DeMarcus Nelson spent the last three seasons with ASVEL, where he played under Coach Zvezda Mitrovic and was a teammate of Theo Maledon, Charles Kahoudi, Amine Noua, Charles Galliou, Jean-Charles Livio and David Lighty.

· ASVEL's Jordan Taylor and Bayern's Alex King were teammates at ALBA Berlin during the 2015-16 season.

· ASVEL's Antoine Diot and Bayern's Vladimir Lucic were teammates at Valencia Basket during the 2015-16 season.

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FC Bayern Munich

Roster
Josh Huestis is among the Bayern players in line to make a EuroLeague debut.
Bayern has registered 17 players for the EuroLeague, so there will be several scratches every week.

Streaks
Petteri Koponen has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 games. 
Vladimir Lucic has collected at least 1 steal in five of his last six games.

Rankings
Mathias Lessort was second in offensive rebounds with 2.9 per game in his only previous season in the competition, 2017-18.

Records/Milestones
Petteri Koponen ranks fourth all-time in free-throw accuracy at 91.72%.

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

Roster
Matthew Strazel is set to make his EuroLeague debut with his first appearance this season.

Streaks
David Lighty has scored in double digits in each of his last seven appearances dating to the 2013-14 season.
Lighty has scored at least 1 three-point shot in each of his last seven appearances.
Antione Diot has collected at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight games.

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Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.