Calendar countdown: Round 2

Aug 06, 2019 by Print
Calendar countdown: Round 2

The countdown is on for the start of the 2019-20 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season on October 3! The new EuroLeague season once again promises great matchups, week in and week out, but also more teams and games to enjoy than ever before in European club basketball. Season-long drama is in store, that's for certain. Just check out the matchups in Round 2!

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Back to Belgrade

Fenerbahce forward Nikola Kalinic helped Zvezda win its first triple crown – Adriatic League, Serbian League and Serbian Cup – in the 2014-15 season.

CSKA Moscow vs. FC Bayern Munich

Perfect so far

CSKA is 4-0 its previous games against Bayern, and has won both times in Moscow by the identical score of 77-70.

Zenit St Petersburg vs. FC Barcelona

Northern debut

Not only have these teams never faced each other before, but this will be the first time ever that Barcelona plays an official game in St Petersburg.

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens

Catching up to do

This is the first meeting between Panathinaikos and ASVEL since 2001. The Greens lead the series 3-1, although ASVEL won their first game ever, in Athens.

Real Madrid vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

History between them

Maccabi defeated Real Madrid 86-98 after one overtime in the 2014 championship game. It was the first overtime game for the continental title since 1969.

Khimki Moscow Region vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

A friendly face

Khimki forward Janis Timma made his EuroLeague debut in the 2017-18 season with Baskonia.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. ALBA Berlin

Record of dominance

Efes holds a 7-1 lead over ALBA in their EuroLeague meetings this century, but since 2004, they've played just twice, in 2012-13.

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Valencia Basket

Reds rule recently

Valencia won their first meeting in Piraeus in 2003, but since then Olympiacos is on a seven-game winning streak against the Spanish visitors.

AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. Zalgiris Kaunas

A place to go back to

A 62-94 victory in Milan two seasons ago remains the Zalgiris club record for winning margin on the road in the EuroLeague this century, 32 points.