Calendar countdown: Round 21

Sep 06, 2019 by Print
Calendar countdown: Round 21

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 21!

CSKA Moscow vs. Valencia Basket

Visitors seeking a first

Entering this season Valencia is 0-3 on Russian soil in EuroLeague play, but 9-9 there in a total of 18 games in other competitions over the last two decades.

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

We meet again

ASVEL guard Edwin Jackson and Panathinaikos forward DeShaun Thomas were teammates at Barcelona during the 2016-17 season.

KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Khimki Moscow Region

Tied no more

Baskonia beat Khimki twice last season; before then, they had split wins in all five other seasons that they played each other.

Zenit St Petersburg vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

Chance for revenge

In his first EuroLeague season, Evgeny Voronov lost the chance to become a champion when Olympiacos took the 2012 trophy with the last shot of the championship game.

Real Madrid vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Who can get hot

Jaycee Carroll matched Real's club record of 7 triples in a EuroLeague game during a 97-80 home win against Efes in April of 2017.

FC Barcelona vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade

Good memory for hosts

Barcelona routed Zvezda 88-54 in their last meeting, in Round 25 of the 2017-18 season, as Pau Ribas led the charge with 18 points.

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan

Nice place to visit

Milan guard Nemanja Nedovic scored a career-high 31 points and accumulated a career-best index rating of 36 playing for Unicaja Malaga in a 91-99 road win at Fenerbahce in 2018.

Zalgiris Kaunas vs. ALBA Berlin

Grigonis hosts his old friends

Zalgiris swingman Marius Grigonis played for ALBA in the 2017-18 season and now he will get a chance to show some of his former teammates around Lithuania. 

FC Bayern Munich vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

A Bayern record

Malcolm Delaney set a Bayern club record with 10 assists against Maccabi on April 3, 2014. He also scored 17 points that night, but Maccabi won 92-94 at Audi Dome.