EuroLeague preseason: Milan gets revenge over Efes, Zenit downs CSKA

Sep 04, 2021 by Euroleague.net Print
EuroLeague preseason: Milan gets revenge over Efes, Zenit downs CSKA

AX Armani Exchange Milan bounced back from a loss to Anadolu Efes Istanbul two days ago in rolling past the reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champs 90-62 at home in a friendly game. Efes had defeated Milan 83-95 on Thursday but the Italian side gave up just six points in the third quarter to grab the win in the rematch. Both teams were missing key playes as Malcolm Delaney and Nicolo Melli were out for Milan and Shane Larkin and Tibor Pleiss did not play for Efes. Shavon Shields led all scorers with 17 points with Dinos Mitoglou tallying 15 points and Devon Hall scoring 12. Filip Petrusev was Efes' leading producer with 11 points. 

Le immagini del secondo scrimmage contro i Campioni d’Europa dell’Efes ⚪️#insieme #AXMEFS @AnadoluEfesSK @EuroLeague pic.twitter.com/XK6zP750ju

In another battle of two EuroLeague teams, Zenit St Petersburg won the Kondrashin and Belov Cup at home with a convincing 100-73 victory over CSKA Moscow.  Zenit led 13-2 after five minutes and never let up. Alexander Poythress led Zenit in scoring with 22 points while Jordan Mickey added 15 points and Jordan Loyd and Shabazz Nappier combined for 22 points and 16 assists. Iffe Lundberg paced CSKA with 12 points and Will Clyburn picked up 11 points. 

The final of the bwin Tournament against Covid-19 on Sunday will be a showdown of EuroLeague teams between host Olympiacos Piraeus and AS Monaco. Olympiacos was never challenged in a 99-64 win over Lavrio, leading 50-27 at halftime. Sasha Vezenkov was top scorer with 20 points and Livio Jean-Charles chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds. Monaco for its part defeated Peristeri 90-78 as Danilo Andjusic paced the team with 23 points, Alpha Diallo had 19 points and Donatas Motiejunas offered up 12 points and 10 rebounds. 

Real Madrid also rebounded from an earlier preseason loss, defeating UCAM Murcia 80-65 after having lost to Unicaja Malaga a day earlier at the Torneo Costa del Sol in Malaga. Vincent Poirier led the way for Real with 17 points while Alberto Abalde scored 13 points and both Fabien Causeur and Carlos Alocen had 11 points. Two other Spanish teams registered wins over domestic foes. Brandon Davies scored 13 points and Rokas Jokubaitis contributed 11 points and 5 assists as FC Barcelona downed local rival Joventut Badalona 69-82 at the Lliga Catalana semifinals. Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz meanwhile beat Urbas Fuenlabrada 72-88 at the Torneo Cuidad de Getafe in Getafe. Steven Enoch poured in 23 points in the win while Landry Nnoko scored 16 points and Rokas Giedraitis added 13 points.

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne's early season struggles continued with a third straight defeat, falling 90-61 to Chalon in the Ain Star Game 2021 fifth place game. ASVEL was ravaged with injuries and only had two professionals - Matthew Strazel and Victor Wembanyama - playing the game. Wembanyama had 10 points and 8 rebounds while Kymany Houinsou poured in 21 points. 

Elsewhere, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens defeated Apollon Patras 78-76 in a friendly game in Athens and Devin Booker tallied 14 points as Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul took over the second quarter 31-16 to down Semt77 Yalovaspor 88-77 in a friendly. 


AUGUST


Date Game Result Trophy Place
26 MoraBanc Andorra vs. FC Barcelona 72-81 Friendly game Encamp, Andorra
27 Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Basket Napoli 75-70 11 City of Cagliari Tournament, semis Cagliari, Italy
27 FC Bayern Munich vs. Dinamo Sassari 85-86 11 City of Cagliari Tournament, semis Cagliari, Italy
28 Napoli vs. FC Bayern Munich 54-69 11 City of Cagliari Tournament, 3rd place Cagliari, Italy
28 Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Dinamo Sassari 84-72 11 City of Cagliari Tournament, finals Cagliari, Italy
28 Zenit St Petersburg vs. Parma Basket 98-74 Friendly Game Russia
28 Germani Brescia vs. Anadolu Efes 71-97 Friendly Game Italy
29 Germani Brescia vs. Anadolu Efes 75-89 Friendly Game Italy
29 Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Rilski Sportist Samoko 100-77 Friendly Game Pravets, Bulgaria
30 AS Monaco vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 75-85 Friendly game Italy
30 FC Barcelona vs. Limoges 83-47 Friendly game Encamp, Andorra
31 FC Bayern Munich vs. Basket Verona 66-89 Friendly game Bozen, Italy
31 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. FMP 69-64 Friendly game

SEPTEMBER


Date Game Result Trophy Place
1 CSKA Moscow vs. MBA
107-59 Friendly game Moscow, Russia
1 Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 87-88 Friendly game Kaunas, Lithuania
1 Real Madrid vs. UCAM Murcia 80-84 V Torneo Ciudad de Albacete Albacete, Spain
2 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. MEGA Basket 82-77 Friendly game Belgrade, Serbia
2 AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 83-95 Friendly game Milan, Italy
2 Ionikos vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 59-98 Friendly game Piraeus, Greece
2 LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. JDA Dijon 55-77 Ain Star Game 2021 Lons-le-Saunier, France
3 Zenit vs. Nizhny Novgorod 95-69 Kondrashin and Belov Cup St Petersburg, Russia
3 CSKA vs. Parma 94-58 Kondrashin and Belov Cup St Petersburg, Russia
3 Unicaja Malaga vs. Real Madrid 88-75 Torneo Costa del Sol Malaga, Spain
3 Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Lietkabelis Panevezys 80-82 Friendly game Kaunas, Lithuania
3 Metropolitans 92 vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 90-88 OT
Ain Star Game 2021 Bourgoin-Jallieu, France
3 Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Lenovo Tenerife 67-81 Torneo Ciudad de Getafe Getafe, Spain
4 Zenit St Petersburg vs CSKA Moscow
100-73 Kondrashin and Belov Cup St Petersburg, Russia
4 Monaco vs Peristeri
90-78 bwin Tournament against Covid-19 Piraeus, Greece
4 Olympiacos vs Lavrio 99-64 bwin Tournament against Covid-19 Piraeus, Greece
4 Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs Apollon Patras
78-76 Friendly game
Athens, Greece
4 AX Armani Exchange Milan vs Anadolu Efes Istanbul
90-62 Friendly game
Milan, Italy
4 Joventut Badalona vs. FC Barcelona 69-82 Lliga Catalana, semis Manresa, Spain
4 Real Madrid vs. UCAM Murcia 80-65 Torneo Costa del Sol Malaga, Spain
4 LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs Chalon 61-90 Ain Star Game 2021, Finals Bourg en Bresse, France
4 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Semt77 Yalovaspor 88-77 Friendly game Istanbul, Turkey
4 Urbas Fuenlabrada vs. Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 72-88 Torneo Ciudad de Getafe Getafe, Spain
5 Andorra, Barcelona, Joventut and Manresa - Lliga Catalana, finals Manresa, Spain
5 Olympiacos, Maccabi, Monaco and Lavrio - bwin Tournament against Covid-19 Piraeus, Greece
5 ALBA Berlin vs. Bakken Bears - Friendly game Oranienburg, Germany
6 Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana vs. FC Bayern Munich - Friendly game Ljubljana, Slovenia
8 Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek - Antalya, Turkey
8 Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Pau-Orthez - Friendly game Vitoria, Spain
9-12 CSKA, Zenit, Olympiacos, Maccabi - International tournament Nicosia, Cyprus
9 Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Tofas Bursa - Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek - Antalya, Turkey
10 Tofas Bursa vs. Zalgiris Kaunas - Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek - Antalya, Turkey
10 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul - Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek - Antalya, Turkey
11 FC Barcelona vs. Valencia Basket - Spanish SuperCup, Semifinals Tenerife, Spain
11 Lenovo Tenerife vs. Real Madrid - Spanish SuperCup, Semifinals Tenerife, Spain
11 Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade - MagentaSport Cup, semis Munich, Germany
11 FC Bayern Munich Bayern vs. Virtus Segafredo Bologna - MagentaSport Cup, semis Munich, Germany
11 LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. ALBA Berlin - Paris European Games Paris, France
11 Paris Basketball vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan - Paris European Games Paris, France
11 Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. AS Monaco - Istanball Cup, semis Istanbul, Turkey
11 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. UNICS Kazan - Istanball Cup, semis Istanbul, Turkey
12 Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia and Tenerife - Spanish SuperCup, final Tenerife, Spain
12 Bayern, Panathinaikos, Zvezda and Virtus - MagentaSport Cup, finals Munich, Germany
12 LDLC ASVEL vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan - Paris European Games Paris, France
12 Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Zalgiris Kaunas - Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek - Antalya, Turkey
12 Paris Basketball vs. ALBA Berlin - Paris European Games Paris, France
12 Fenerbahce, Monaco, Partizan and UNICS - Istanball Cup, finals Istanbul, Turkey
12 Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Bilbao Basket - Euskalkopa Santurtzi, Spain
15 CSKA Moscow - Friendly game Moscow, Russia
15-18 ALBA Berlin, Bursaport, Darussafaka, Izmir, Belediyesi and Yalovaspor - Frutti Extra Cup Bursa, Turkey
16 Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul - Friendly game Belgrade, Serbia
16 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Turk Telekom Ankara - 21 Cevat Soydas Tournament Bursa, Turkey
17 Bahcesehir vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul - 21 Cevat Soydas Tournament Bursa, Turkey
17 LDLC ASVEL vs. Roanne - Friendly game Lyonso, France
18 Fenerbahce, Turk Telekom - 21 Cevat Soydas Tournament, finals Bursa, Turkey
18-19 CSKA, Zenit, UNICS, Lokomotiv - VTB United League Super Cup Moscow, Russia
18-19 Efes, Maccabi Panathinaikos and Partizan - Giannakopoulos Cup Athens, Greece
18 FC Bayern Munich vs. SIG Strasbourg - Expert Jakob Cup Bayreuth, Germany
18 AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. winner Group C - LBA Supercoppa 2021, QF Casalecchio di Reno, Italy
20 Hamburg Towers vs. AS Monaco - Friendly game -
24 LDLC ASVEL vs. Fos-Sur-Mer - Friendly game Feurs, France