EuroLeague preseason: ALBA wins first game with Gonzalez as new coach

Sep 05, 2021 by Euroleague.net Print
EuroLeague preseason: ALBA wins first game with Gonzalez as new coach

ALBA Berlin started a new era in fine fashion as the German champion won its first game of the preseason by knocking off Bakken Bears 84-75. Not only did the game against the Danish champ start the preparations for the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season, but it was also ALBA's first contest with Israel Gonzalez as new head coach.

Richtig packendes letztes Viertel! Stefan Peno bedient Johannes Thiemann für wichtige ALBA-Punkte. pic.twitter.com/4vf7DUDunZ

Gonzalez filled in for Aito Garcia Reneses for a few games last season but took over the team after the veteran playcaller took a sabatical from ALBA. The team responded by racing away in the early going and leading 27-13 after 10 minutes. The game was even at 41-41 at halftime and was close until the final three minutes when Berlin went on a 11-3 run to put the game away. Luke Sikma led ALBA with 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals, Johannes Thiemann picked up 16 points and both Yovel Zoosman and Tim Schneider tallied 13 points.

Olympiacos Piraeus for its part captured the title at the bwin Tournament against Covid-19 with a 98-93 victory over AS Monaco in a battle of EuroLeague teams. Monaco jumped ahead by 11 points early on at 7-18 but the game was close the rest of the way. Monaco led 18-25 after 10 minutes and the host team led 55-51 at halftime. Monaco was once again up 72-75 after three quarters before Olympiacos took the final frame 26-18. Sasha Vezenkov paced five Olympiacos players in double figures with 24 points while Tyler Dorsey poured in 20 points and Livio Jean-Charles had 19 points. Monaco’s leading scorer was Danilo Andjusic with 20 points while Donatas Motiejunas tallied 18 points and Paris Lee collected 13 points and 12 assists.

FC Barcelona failed in its attempt for an early crown as it lost to BAXI Manresa 81-70 in the Lliga Catalana final. Barcelona pulled ahead by double figures 20-30 but Manresa got back in the game and the host side finished the game with an 8-0 run over the final 2 minutes. Barcelona could not take advantage of Rolands Smits scoring 14 points and Nick Calathes hitting for 13 points as Ismael Bako paced Manresa with 18 points.


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 BAXI Manresa vs FC Barcelona
81-70 Lliga Catalana, finals Manresa, Spain
5 Olympiacos Piraeus vs AS Monaco 98-93 bwin Tournament against Covid-19 Piraeus, Greece
5 ALBA Berlin vs. Bakken Bears 84-75 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