Did you know? Regular Season Round 7

Sep 07, 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 7?

One Team RS07

Darussafaka Istanbul vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

Familiar faces on both sides.

Cory Jefferson of Darussafaka played for Milan last season. Dairis Bertans of Milan wore the Darussafaka jersey during the 2016-17 season. Both of them are set to face their former teams.

Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz

Baskonia is undefeated against Buducnost.

Baskonia beat Buducnost twice in the 2002-03 season in the teams' only previous matchups. Baskonia won 71-81 in Podgorica and 103-86 in Vitoria Gasteiz.

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul

The 2017 championship game rematch.

Olympiacos and Fenerbahce squared off in the 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game. Fenerbahce won 80-64 in Istanbul in becoming the first Turkish team to win the EuroLeague.

FC Bayern Munich vs. CSKA Moscow

CSKA has a hot streak in Germany.

CSKA Moscow has won 11 of its last 12 road games against German opponents, including a 61-86 success against Bayern in 2014. CSKA also won its most-recent EuroLeague title in Berlin, Germany, in 2016.

Real Madrid vs. Khimki Moscow Region

Khimki has had recent success at WiZink Center.

Khimki won two of its last three road games against Madrid. Khimki triumphed 82-85 during the 2015-16 campaign and 80-86 last season with Alexey Shved leading the way with 20 points.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens

Former Efes players head back to Istanbul.

Panathinaikos has two players who played for Efes in the past; DeShaun Thomas wore Efes's jersey in the 2016-17 season and Stephane Lasme did so in the 2014-15 campaign. James Gist and Ian Vougioukas have also had stints with different teams in Istanbul.

Zalgiris Kaunas vs. FC Barcelona Lassa

'Saras' made history in Barcelona.

Zalgiris head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius won the first of his four EuroLeague titles with FC Barcelona in 2003. Jasikevicius played there for three seasons - from 2000 to 2003 – and also captured the Spanish League and Spanish Copa del Rey crowns twice each.

Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Maccabi to play its first game on Canary Islands.

This becomes the longest EuroLeague trip ever for the Israel champion, which lost all of its five games on Spanish soil last season.