Calendar countdown: Round 5

Aug 12, 2019 by Print
Calendar countdown: Round 5

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 5!

Khimki Moscow Region vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens

Back on fertile ground

Panathinaikos guard Tyrese Rice led Khimki to the 2015 EuroCup title as the competition's full season and Finals MVP.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade

Back to Istanbul

Zvezda forward Derrick Brown played the 78 of his career 101 EuroLeague games entering this season in an Efes uniform.

ALBA Berlin vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan

Sole survivor

Although this marks the first EuroLeague meeting between ALBA and Milan this century, they split home wins in the 2015-16 EuroCup. Only Milan's Andrea Cinciarini is left from those two games.

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

Former star in common

One-time Baskonia star Laurent Foirest, a runner-up for the 2001 EuroLeague title, went on to play his last five seasons at ASVEL and finish his EuroLeague career there in 2010.

FC Barcelona vs. Valencia Basket

His kind of place

Valencia forward Brock Motum celebrated career highs of 26 points and 26 PIR while playing against Barcelona at Palau Blaugrana for Zalgiris Kaunas on November 10, 2016.

CSKA Moscow vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

Strength vs. Strength

Olympiacos has a four-game winning streak in Final Four games between these teams, but CSKA has won eight of their last nine meetings outside the Final Four.

Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Zenit St Petersburg

A winner returns

Zenit head coach Joan Plaza was on the Zalgiris bench during the 2012-13 season and led the team to its only winning EuroLeague record, 14-10, in the first 17 seasons of this century.

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Yellow fever

Fenerbahce swept Maccabi 3-0 in the 2015 playoffs as Jan Vesely averaged 13.7 points and 7.7 rebounds. It marked Maccabi's last appearance in the playoffs and the first of five consecutive Final Fours. for Fenerbahce.

FC Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid

Visitors are trending

Real has a 5-1 record all-time against Bayern and has averaged 92.3 points scored in those games, all since 2014.