Calendar countdown: Round 3

Aug 08, 2019 by Print
Calendar countdown: Round 3

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 3!

CSKA Moscow vs. Khimki Moscow Region

The Moscow derby

CSKA has won eight of the last nine EuroLeague editions of the so-called Leningradka derby, including ousting Khimki 3-1 in the 2018 EuroLeague Playoffs, in which all four games were decided by 6 points or fewer.

Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Real Madrid

On a roll

Real has registered wins on its last six trips to Kaunas, including a 79-90 triumph last season behind 16 points from Anthony Randolph.

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

Hosts trending in this series

Fenerbahce has won seven of its last nine meetings against Baskonia, including a regular season sweep last season, but one of the two victories for the visitors was in Istanbul

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade

Old friends

Maccabi playmaker Nate Wolters made his EuroLeague debut wearing Crvena Zvezda's jersey in the 2016-17 season.

FC Bayern Munich vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

Breaking the ice

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.

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan

Visitors seek a streak

Milan has won just two times against Panathinaikos in Athens this century, including their last meeting, an 83-86 decision in Round 14 last season.

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Zenit St Petersburg

First-time opponents

Olympiacos welcomes Zenit to Piraeus for a first-ever meeting between these two teams.

FC Barcelona vs. ALBA Berlin

Long-awaited rematch

The last time these teams played, on February 16, 2015, Barcelona needed overtime at home to beat ALBA by 92-82 in Round 8 of the Top 16.

Valencia Basket vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Friendly faces

Efes center Tibor Pleiss spent the 2017-18 season with Valencia. He was a teammate with eight current Valencia players, including Fernando San Emeterio, with whom he also played at Baskonia from 2012 to 2014.