Calendar countdown: Round 6

Aug 13, 2019 by Print
Calendar countdown: Round 6

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 6!

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Khimki Moscow Region

We meet again

Zvezda guard Charles Jenkins will face his team of the last two seasons, Khimki, and be part of the effort to stop the EuroLeague's top scorer by average in both of those years, Alexey Shved.

Panathinaikos Opap Athens vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul

13 years and counting

Panathinaikos is 11-1 at home against Efes since 2001, with an average winning margin of 12.9 points. The sole victory for Efes in Athens came in 2006, but since then, the Greens have won all nine of their meetings there.

AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. FC Barcelona

A series of sweeps

Barcelona holds a 7-5 edge against Milan this century. There have been five season sweeps between them, including Barcelona winning both games last season and in 2016-17, while Milan did the same in 2017-18.

Valencia Basket vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

No road wins yet

ASVEL and Valencia have played pairs of games in four different seasons this century: the 2003-04 EuroLeague and the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2018-19 EuroCup. All four times they split home wins.

Zenit St Petersburg vs. CSKA Moscow

New Russian derby

Until this game, fellow Russian squads Zenit and CSKA have never faced each other outside of their domestic competitions.

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Zalgiris Kaunas

Good memory

The last time Zalgiris visited Fenerbahce, Edgaras Ulanovas scored a game-winning basket to give Zalgiris an 80-82 win in Game 2 of the last season’s playoffs.

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

A leader returns

Maccabi head coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos coached Olympiacos for four seasons, leading the Reds to two EuroLeague Championship Games, in 2015 and 2017.

KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. FC Bayern Munich

Old friends

Bayern big man Leon Radosevic was still a teenager when he not only made his EuroLeague debut with Cibona Zagreb in the 2009-10 season, but quickly became a fulltime starter, all under current Baskonia coach Velimir Perasovic.

Real Madrid vs. ALBA Berlin

Last time around

ALBA's most recent visit to the Spanish capital was during the 2014-15 EuroLeague Top 16 and ended with Real winning 93-62 as Jaycee Carroll scored 13 points for the winners on their way to that season's title.