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