EuroLeague preseason: Fenerbahce wins thriller, Barcelona meets Real in SuperCup final

Sep 11, 2021 by Euroleague.net Print
EuroLeague preseason: Fenerbahce wins thriller, Barcelona meets Real in SuperCup final

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul managed a big victory in the buildup to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season as it fought off UNICS Kazan 81-79 at the Istanball Cup in Istanbul. Fenerbahce prevailed in the battle of EuroLeague teams thanks to Nando De Colo coming up with 23 points as well as two big assists to Pierria Henry in the final 18 seconds - the second coming just before the final buzzer. Devin Booker added 15 points and both Henry and Danilo Barthel scored 8 points. Fenerbahce was behind much of the game, trailing 22-25 after 10 minutes, 39-41 at halftime and 59-62 after three quarters. Lorenzo Brown paced UNICS with 21 points while John Brown, Marco Spissu and Andrey Vorontsevich all scored 11 points in the loss.

In Sunday's Istanball Cup final, Fenerbahce will face Partizan NIS Belgrade, which outlasted EuroLeague side AS Monaco 120-114 in a triple-overtime thriller. Monaco came back from 15 points down at halftime but could not win it in regulation despite Brock Motum's three-pointer to make it 83-84 with 16 seconds left. Partizan ended up needing 55 minutes to finally decide the game. Rob Gray scored 19 points, Danilo Andjusic had 17 and Donta Hall chipped in 15 points in the loss.

In Spain, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid set up a date in the SuperCup final with wins on Saturday. Barcelona had no problems with Valencia Basket, leading 27-16 after 10 minutes and never looking back in an 87-68 win. Brandon Davies had 15 points and Cory Higgins scored 13 for Barcelona. Real struggled but managed to prevail 70-72 over host side Lenovo Tenerife. Real was behind until early in the fourth quarter when a three-point play from Guerschon Yabusele made it 54-55 to shift the the momentum for good Yabusele collected 15 points and 8 rebounds in the win with Fabien Causeur scoring 13 and Nigel Williams-Goss hitting for 12 points.

Just like Fenerbahce, Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade also beat a fellow EuroLeague club with a 55-83 win over Panathinaikos OPAP Athens in the MagentaSport Cup in Munich. Zvezda was down most of the first half, but things fell apart in the second half for Panathinaikos, which lost the third quarter 8-32. Nikola Kalinic paced Zvezda with 13 points and Nikola Ivanovic scored 12 in the win. Kendrick Perry and Vassilis Kavvadas were the Greeks’ top scorers with eight points. The game was overshadowed by an injury to Zvezda’s Aaron White late in the third quarter as the American landed awkwardly after a dunk and broke his left forearm. White will need surgery and is expected to miss six weeks.

In the other MagentaSport Cup game, host side FC Bayern Munich pulled away from Virtus Segafredo Bologna in the second half for a 90-66 win. Bayern was up 44-37 at halftime but took over after the break. Darrun Hilliard led the way with 15 points and Vladimir Lucic collected 14 points, 5 assists and 5 steals.

The Neofytos Chandriotis Tournament featured three EuroLeague teams and Olympiacos Piraeus and CSKA Moscow both registered comfortable wins in Nicosia. Olympiacos defeated Zenit St Petersburg 88-65 thanks to a solid defense in the third quarter, allowing just 12 points. Sasha Vezenkov paced the Greek side with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists while Hassan Martin scored 13 points. Zenit got 18 points from Shabazz Napier and Alex Poythress had 13 points in the loss. CSKA rolled past Lavrio 107-68 with Andrey Lopatin and Nikola Milutinov both scoring 15 points and Iffe Lundberg chipping in 14.

Three EuroLeague teams were in the French capital as well for the Paris European Games. ALBA Berlin took the third quarter 5-25 including a 0-16 run en route to a 62-71 win over LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne. Marcus Eriksson scored 20 points and Maodo Lo had 19 points for the winners. Raymar Morgan was ASVEL’s top scorer with 18 points and Chris Jones picked up 12 points and 5 assists. In the other game in Paris, AX Armani Exchange Milan raced past Paris Basketball 64-95. Troy Daniels paced Milan with 19 points and Shavon Shields added 15 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 74-68 Friendly game Ljubljana, Slovenia
7 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. KK Oradea 74-50 Friendly game Belgrade, Serbia
8 Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 69-76 Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek - Antalya, Turkey
8 Lavrio MegaBolt vs. AS Monaco 63-79 Friendly game Lavrio, Greece
9 CSKA Moscow vs. Zenit St Petersburg 75-64 Neofytos Chandriotis Tournament Nicosia, Cyprus
9 Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Tofas Bursa 90-84 Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek - Antalya, Turkey
10 Tofas Bursa vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 71-57 Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek - Antalya, Turkey
10 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 67-97 Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek - Antalya, Turkey
11 FC Barcelona vs. Valencia Basket 87-68 Spanish SuperCup, Semifinals Tenerife, Spain
11 Lenovo Tenerife vs. Real Madrid 70-72 Spanish SuperCup, Semifinals Tenerife, Spain
11 CSKA Moscow vs. Lavrio 107-68 Neofytos Chandriotis Tournament Nicosia, Cyprus
11 Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Zenit St Petersburg 88-65 Neofytos Chandriotis Tournament Nicosia, Cyprus
11 Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 55-83 MagentaSport Cup, semis Munich, Germany
11 FC Bayern Munich Bayern vs. Virtus Segafredo Bologna 90-66 MagentaSport Cup, semis Munich, Germany
11 LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. ALBA Berlin 62-71 Paris European Games Paris, France
11 Paris Basketball vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan 64-95 Paris European Games Paris, France
11 Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. AS Monaco 120-114 3OT
Istanball Cup, semis Istanbul, Turkey
11 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. UNICS Kazan 81-79 Istanball Cup, semis Istanbul, Turkey
12 FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid - Spanish SuperCup, final Tenerife, Spain
12 Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Virtus Segafredo Bologna - MagentaSport Cup Munich, Germany
12 FC Bayern Munich Bayern vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade - MagentaSport Cup, final 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 Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs. Zenit St Petersburg - Neofytos Chandriotis Tournament Nicosia, Cyprus
12 Olympiacos Piraeus vs. CSKA Moscow - Neofytos Chandriotis Tournament Nicosia, Cyprus
12 AS Monaco vs. UNICS Kazan - Istanball Cup Istanbul, Turkey
12 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Partizan - Istanball Cup, final 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
16 Promiteas Patras vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade - Friendly game Patras, Greece
16 Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs. Bnei Herzliya - Friendly game Tel Aviv, Israel
17 Bahcesehir vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul - 21 Cevat Soydas Tournament Bursa, Turkey
17 LDLC ASVEL vs. Roanne - Friendly game Lyonso, France
18 AEK vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade - Friendly game Greece
18 Fenerbahce, Turk Telekom - 21 Cevat Soydas Tournament, finals Bursa, Turkey
18 CSKA Moscow vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - VTB United League Super Cup Moscow, Russia
18 UNICS Kazan vs. Zenit St Petersburg - 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
19 CSKA, Zenit, UNICS, Lokomotiv - VTB United League Super Cup, final Moscow, Russia
20 Hamburg Towers vs. AS Monaco - Friendly game -
24 LDLC ASVEL vs. Fos-Sur-Mer - Friendly game Feurs, France