Calendar countdown: Round 18

Sep 02, 2019 by Print
Calendar countdown: Round 18

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 18!

FC Barcelona vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul

An accomplished visitor

Ante Tomic had his career highs of 15 rebounds, 11 two-pointers made and a 40 PIR, which is all and a Barcelona club record, in an 84-89 road win at Efes in 2014.

FC Bayern Munich vs. CSKA Moscow

Old friends

CSKA's Daniel Hackett was a teammate of Bayern's Maodo Lo and Leon Radosevic at Brose Bamberg two seasons ago.

Valencia Basket vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

Good vibes

Olympiacos forward Georgios Printezis had a career-high 14 rebounds in Valencia on November 30, 2017.

Real Madrid vs. Zalgiris Kaunas

Memorable last visit

In beating Real 86-93 in the regular season finale last season, Zalgiris not only booked a return to the playoffs. It also snapped an 11-game losing streak against Real and got first Zalgiris win in the Spanish capital in almost two decades.

KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Dishing 11

Kostas Sloukas dished a career-high 11 assists four times, but did so twice in the 2018 EuroLeague Playoffs against Baskonia as Fenerbahce won 3-1.

AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens

Greens back for more

Milan made a club record 34 free throws before Panathinaikos pulled out a last-second road win, 95-96 in Round 30 of the 2017-18 season.

ALBA Berlin vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Road warriors

Maccabi is perfect 5-0 when it plays ALBA in Berlin this century, the last victory having come by double digits in the 2015 Top 16.

Khimki Moscow Region vs. Zenit St Petersburg

A return visit

Khimki forward Janis Timma spent two seasons with Zenit St. Petersburg, from 2015 to 2017, and was a teammate with Anton Pushkov.

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade

Personal best

ASVEL guard Edwin Jackson matched his EuroLeague career high with 6 rebounds in an 88-54 against Zvezda in March of 2018 while playing for FC Barcelona.